BeSmartOnline – A safer Internet Centre for Malta
The BeSmartOnline! Project is a national initiative that concerts the efforts of various national stakeholders working towards the establishment of a Safer Internet Centre in Malta. This project is co-funded by the European Union through the Safer Internet Programme, which aims at empowering and protecting children and teens online from risks associated with online activity, through numerous awareness raising initiatives and by fighting illegal and harmful content and behaviour online.
The project is implemented through a consortium coordinated by the Malta Communication Authority (MCA) and brings together MEDE (represented by the Directorate for Learning and Assessment Programmes and the Directorate for Digital Literacy and Transversal Skills), Aġenzija Appoġġ, and the Office of the Commissioner for Children and Malta Police Force Cybercrime unit.. The consortium is supported by the expertise and experience of a number of strategic partners who are members in the Advisory Board.
All partners work together to raise awareness and educate children and teens, carers and educators on the safer use of the internet. The partners will also be establishing, operating and promoting reporting facilities for Internet abuse and offering support services to respective victims.