Theatre of the Cyberoppressed from PCCPWC and CNTI
The Cyberethics team in collaboration with the Student Affairs Department of the European University Cyprus organized the "Theater of the Cyber-oppressed" with the help of the students of the 'Cyprus Satirical theater'. The objective of this activity was to actively express specific dangers of the internet using the theater as means to express them 'live' to the participants and engage the audience in an experiential way of learning.
Peer Coaches with Microsoft and Young Volunteers at Engomi High School
The Cyberethics team in collaboration with Microsoft Cyprus and Young Volunteers realized that the most effective way of reaching young people and parents on issues of internet safety is to train some trainers among the student population. In this effort, teenagers were trained on internet safety issues, and they are in turn responsible to educate other students and/or their parents on these issues.
Continuation of Facebook workshops for parents with their children
PCCPWC and CNTI have arranged in collaboration with the Youth Board of Cyprus to organize a series of workshops in all cities, using hands-on experience to train parents with their children on how to use Facebook safely. Building on the success of the previous months, Facebook Workshops continued, and they have become regular amongst supporters who may need it. All participants in the workshops receive the Facebook guide that has been translated by the Greek Safer Internet Centre as well as an information leaflet of the Helpline.
The project is co-funded by the European Union, through the Safer Internet programme.
CyberEthics GIII Newsletter 12
CyberEthics Moving to the Future!
On the 30th of April 2012 CyberEthics Generation III finished and from 01 May 2012, Generation IV commenced. The new era of the CyberEthics project will bring about new focuses and new technologies in the area of Internet Safety that will better equip young people, parents and educators to combat internet risks.
Youth Panel Festivals
Our Youth Panel took the initiative and organized 3 Festivals for Safer Internet directed to youth and parents in all major cities of Cyprus (Nicosia, Limassol, Paphos). The Festivals aimed at educating youth and parents about Internet Safety while being entertained with the presence of youth bands performing on stage and dancing. For the event in Nicosia the 10 best videos from the Video Competition were displayed and the youth panel conducted also a survey on Facebook, the results of which were presented at the Festival.
Insafe's Annual Conference - 14, 15 & 16 May 2012
INSAFE & CNTI hosted a joint conference in Cyprus, 'Promoting Internet Safety Globally: Connecting Generations.' The three-day event took place in Larnaca, Cyprus, with an emphasis on INSAFE improving its ties with countries from outside Europe and assisting them in strengthening their awareness-raising initiatives and creating country appropriate resources, tools and procedures to help citizens and their families online across continents, cultures, and generations.
The International Symposium - Augmented Reality and Online Identities in Education
"Augmented reality is an excellent way to demonstrate the essence of what it means for an identity to be emerging. In a purely visual way - that is a magnet to a child's attention - augmented reality leaps from a sign that is being shown to a camera to an animated 3D image that emerges out of the sign once the sign is being directed at the camera. Since the transformation only occurs on the screen that represents the camera image but not in reality, augmented reality beautifully illustrates the emergent interpretation of data that occurs in a third person's mind although in reality nothing seems to happen".
On the 13th and 14th of July, the IDentifEYE team held the International Symposium of the project 'Children, Data and Emerging Identities' to announce the closure of the project. The two-day event took place at Golden Bay Hotel in Larnaca, Cyprus, exploiting Cyprus' popularity of the Cyprus Presidency. Mr. Nicos Nicolaou, advisor of the Cyprus Presidency Committee, welcomed the participants at the Symposium. Keynote speakers presented core findings regarding children's and parent's experiences of online technologies and highlighted the countless possibilities of using Augmented Reality in education.
European Youth Panel Summer School - 1st - 7th of July 2012
In the summer of 2012, between 1st and 7th of July, the Romanian Safer Internet center, Sigur.Info hosted the European Youth Panel Summer School on Safer Internet. This was the fourth edition of the Summer School organized in Romania and the third edition of the European approach.
Over the 7 days spent there, the participants assisted at training courses held in English, on topics such as: Internet addiction, blogging, privacy, and project-writing. The speakers for these trainings were relevant personalities who work in the field and can provide updated information, practical examples and study cases. There were also fun games and activities related to Internet use organized for the teenagers by a specialized agency, partner of the Romanian SIC.
CyberEthics sent two youth panellists to participate at the European Youth Panel Summer School, members of the Cypriot Youth Parliament, that serve as consultants at the CyberEthics Project.
Insafe Back2School campaign
As the new school year begins, Insafe is once again releasing its Back2School gift! New this year, a countdown to the 2012 campaign will begin on 3 September, with one new gift to be released each week. The full kit of resources will be made available on Monday 10 September, and will include new information on Safer Internet Day 2013.