ROMANIA Safer Internet Centre ROMANIA Safer Internet Centre

The overall objective of the Saferinternet RO project,, is to promote Internet safety for children by establishing a Romanian combined Node consisting of a Hotline, a Helpline and awareness activities. Beside this, the project aims to provide teachers, parents and child protection specialists with knowledge and tools for protecting their children in the new technological environment. The node that is developing this project in Romania is created by a Consortium comprising two non-governmental organizations and one company with extensive expertise in areas directly connected to children’s rights, to child protection and to the current technologies which might call for special preventive measures. 

Save the Children Romania (as program’s CO) has been developing, ever since 1990, social and educational programs for all children, child rights monitoring activities, paying special attention to children in difficulty.

Positive Media, developer of and portals, dedicated for safe internet navigation, is involved in the promotion of several projects Pro-Life, against alcoholism, drug consumption, as well as support programs for the elderly, children and disadvantaged families.

The Romanian Center for Missing and Sexually Exploited Children – FOCUS has had an important contribution in the decrease of child disappearance and sexual exploitation phenomena through: awareness campaigns for parents and children, mass media involvement, authorities and volunteers' activities.

Safer Internet Day 2014 in Romania

In order to celebrate Safer Internet Day 2014 the Consortium in Romania has organized a contest for children, schools, teachers and kindergartens, inviting them to send their creations which included clips, presentations, pictures and websites, reflecting this year's theme: Let's create a better internet together. (Impreuna facem internetul mai bun). The contest had over 500 entries, involving more than 1700 children. The winners will be announced and awarded at the main event organized in Bucharest on 11th February. The event will also include a press conference involving representatives of the Ministry of Education, Child Protection Agency and Police. During the conference, the school guide will be launched for the public along with conclusions from the work of EU Kids, Police and Hotline. In parallel, workshops facilitated by Save the Children experts and industry representatives will be held. The participants of the workshops, children, adolescents and parents, will be invited to work together in order to find ways in which, through collaboration, to improve and better the internet.


Local events will also be held in approximately 400 schools throughout the country, with teachers and Save the Children volunteers doing informative sessions on the importance of internet safety.