SAFE-SI has been a national Awareness Centre since 2005 with the aim to promote the protection and education of children and teenagers using the Internet and new online technologies. In 2009 awareness-raising activities were improved by adding a helpline component to provide counselling (via telephone and email) for children and adolescents who have come across inappropriate or offensive Internet content and contacts, have fallen victim to online harassment, identity theft or have other Internet-related issues and dilemmas. The SAFE-SI project consortium consists of three organizations: Faculty of Social Sciences, The Slovenian Consumers’ Association and ARNES (Academic and Research Network of Slovenia). The project is financed by European Commission - General directorate for information society and Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology of the Republic of Slovenia
MISSION AND ROLE
The mission of the national awareness-raising campaign is to inform users about how they can protect themselves and their children from dangers posed by use of new interactive technologies such as the Internet and mobile phones.
The project is oriented towards informing the following target groups: teachers, parents, children and teenagers as regards the benefits and hazards of ICT use through a carefully designed awareness-raising campaign.
In close co-operation with national stakeholders we develop information material, organise events, such as Safer Internet Day, organise educational sessions such as workshops and seminars for parents, children and teachers and maintain a fully informative web page at www.safe.si.