The Cyprus Safer Internet Center has been active in Cyprus since the summer of 2006. The Center has been created as a part of the Cyberethics project which is co-funded by the Safer Internet Plus Programme of the European Commission. Cyprus Safer Internet Center is a consortium made of five partners which are Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute, Ministry of Education and Culture – Cyprus Pedagocial Institute, CYTA – Cyprus Telecommunication Authority and the Pancyprian Coordinating Committee for the Protection and Welfare of Children. The Center serves as an Awareness Node along with it’s Hotline and the Helpline. The Helpline has been active since 2009 while the Hotline has been active since 2006. The centre undertakes various awareness raising activities along with the Hotline and Helpline services it provides. Throughout aforementioned Cyberethics project Cyprus Safer Internet Centre, its partners, associated partners and advisory board have generated a widespread network across Europe on Internet Safety issues. The awareness centres' main aim is to develop awareness raising material, organize campaigns and information sessions for children and young people, parents, carers, social workers and teachers to enable children and young people to make responsible use of on-line technologies. Safer Internet Centres will coordinate and carry out awareness actions and programmes in close cooperationwith all relevant actors at European, regional and local levels. Therefore, the Centre can serve as a link between the Commonwealth Initiative and the European Union for the good information flow amongst each other mainly on best practices in individual countries.
Project Director: Dr. Yiannis Laouris
Hotline Coordinator: Mrs Elena Aristodemou
Helpline Coordinator: Mrs Iliada Spyrou
Project team members: Andreas Drakos, Andronika Italou, Aliki Economidou