ARMENIA Safer Internet Day Committee 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 CenterInternet Society of ArmeniaOrange 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 ArmeniaISOC ArmeniaSynopsysMicrosoftPublic Radio of ArmeniaNational 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 

  • Promote digital literacy in Armenia

  • Improve citizens' safety in relation to digital media

  • Raise citizens' awareness about safe Internet use and their digital rights

  • Promote the protection and education of children and teenagers using the Internet and new on-line technologies

  • Inform about the benefits and hazards of ICT use through awareness raising campaigns and raising the level of digital

  • Advocate incorporation of Internet Literacy into secondary school curriculum

  • Contribute to the development of public policy in the area of citizens’ safe usage of digital technologies and data protection

  • Collect & report about on-line incidents and offensive content to relevant national and international organizations

Safer Internet activities are oriented towards minors and adults, teachers, ISPs, content providers, law enforcement authorities, officials:

  • Internet Safety Guide for Teachers, Parents and Children

  • http://www.saferinternet.nt.am

  • Dissemination of teaching materials on safe usage of the Internet and mobile technologies among school children, teachers and parents in the capital city of Armenia and its regions 

  • Workshops for teachers, children, and wider educational community

  • Competitions among school children, aimed to foster their creativity, critical thinking & production skills

  • Surveys and polls on internet literacy

  • Information campaigns, including support to pan-European communication campaigns

  • High level round tables and other media events. Follow the events and activities in Armenia on www.safe.am

 

Safer Internet Armenia coordinators:

Haykaz Baghyan, hayk.baghyan@gmail.com

Narine Khachatryan,  ms.narine.khachatryan@gmail.com

For general inquiries, info@safe.am

Media Education Center

http://www.safe.am