ARMENIA Safer Internet Day Committee
Safer Internet Day in Armenia
Safe.am is aimed at improving citizens' safety in relation to digital media, raising their awareness about safe Internet use, their digital rights, promoting the protection and education of children and teenagers using the Internet and new on-line technologies. The activities are coordinated by the Armenian Safer Internet Committee, a joint initiative of the Media Education Center, Internet Society of Armenia, Orange Armenia, the National Center of Educational Technologies of the Ministry of Education and Science, Yerevan City Municipality and other organizations. Every year Safe.am celebrates Safer Internet Day, running nation-wide information campaigns, open lessons, competitions, round tables and other media events, promoting networking in the area of Internet safety and actively cooperating with partners in European countries: INSAFE and eNACSO.
Safer Internet Day 2014
Armenian Safer Internet Committee traditionally organises various activities dedicated to the Safer Internet Day, involving secondary and high schools in the capital city of Yerevan and regions. As in previous year a special attention is paid to engaging parents and relevant workshops will be organized for parents in the capital city and regions. This year a community education platform pilot will be launched for Charentsavan's 5 urban and 6 neigbouring rural schools - a new educational e-platform enabling students and teachers to create a better Internet together.
On February 11 the Safer Internet Month will be launched and 150 Armenian schools will host Open Lessons in Internet Safety. Over 3000 students of secondary and high schools will take part in open lessons. Each open lesson will consist of 3 workshops: 45 minutes + 10 minutes + 30 minutes. The Open Lesson Plan is published on www.safe.am and has successfully been tested in over 500 Armenian schools in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
This year re-training of teachers of high schools will be organised and the Internet Safety Module for high schools will be introduced.
Activities will be completed by May 01. Follow the events and activities in Armenia on www.safe.am
February 01 – February 20
Internet Safety Workshops for Parents
February 21 – March 21
High school students teams moderate Internet Safety Open Lessons in secondary schools
Re-design of www.safe.am
February 01 – May 01
Community education platform pilot will be launched in Charentsavan's 5 urban and 6 rural schools
Safer Internet 2014 Participants
150 high and secondary schools in Armenia, Charentsavan's 5 urban and 6 rural community schools, Ministry of Education and Science of Armenia, National Center of Educational Technologies, Yerevan City Municipality, Orange, ISOC, Media Education Center, Kaspersky, Hardware
Safer Internet Armenia
Armenia joined the Safer Internet pan-European initiative in 2009. The national Media Education Center in partnership with Internet Society of Armenia initiated the establishment of the Armenian Safer Internet Day Committee (www.safe.am), represented by the Public Council of Armenia, ISOC Armenia, Synopsys, Microsoft, Public Radio of Armenia, National Center of Educational Technologies of the Ministry of Education and Science, Ministry of Diaspora, WV Armenia. Safe.am informs about benefits and hazards of ICT use through awareness raising campaigns and raising the level of digital literacy, it has links to teaching materials on e-safety and social networking. Safe.am provides visibility to the Armenian Hotline (3741- 60272212), and ensures the mechanism for reporting on-line incidents.
Safe.am is aimed to
Safer Internet activities are oriented towards minors and adults, teachers, ISPs, content providers, law enforcement authorities, officials:
Safer Internet Armenia coordinators:
Haykaz Baghyan, firstname.lastname@example.org
Narine Khachatryan, email@example.com
For general inquiries, firstname.lastname@example.org