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Connecting Generations - Discover the digital world together…safely! (Nicosia Conference)

The international conference "Connecting Generations - Discover the digital world together...safely!" took place at the premises of the European university in Cyprus on the 17th of November 2011. It was co-organized by World Vision and the Cyberethics team of the Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute.


The conference was organized in order to promote safer internet within English speaking schools in Cyprus, among students (mainly of the European university) and also to support delegates from Armenia, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Israel and Georgia in their efforts to promote safer internet in their respective countries. Participants included high school students from 6 English speaking secondary school of Cyprus, academics, university students (mainly from the European University where the conference was organized), representatives from civil society organizations, a number of journalists and 6 international delegates. The speakers also included the Head of the Cyber Crime unit of the Cyprus police and the Head of the Education Technology Department of the Pedagogical Institute of Cyprus.


10:00 Welcoming / Introductions. Chair: Anna-Maria Drousiotou

10:05 Welcome speech Minister of Education

10:10 Welcome speech Mr. Mahdessian

10:40 Connecting generations, Yiannis Laouris, Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute

10:50 World Vision – who we are; Ross Piper, World Vision

11:00 Interview of World Vision delegates; Interviewer: Mandy Yamanis, World Vision

11:20 Cyberethics project presentation Helpline and Hotline (live cases, games, cartoons), Iliada Spyrou, Cyberethics Helpline Coordinator

11:35 Cyber Crime in Cyprus: Markos Nikolettis, Cyprus Police, Cyber Crime Unit

11:50 Presentation: A success story on parent teacher cyber interaction in Cyprus: Anastasia Economou, Cyprus Pedagogical Institute

12:10 Videos created by students; Discussion with Audience. Coordinator: Yiannis Laouris, Cyberethics, Manager

12.30 End of Conference

12:35 Cocktail

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