Safer Internet Armenia Program Launched
On February 09, Safer Internet Day, the Safer Internet Armenia program is launched aimed at promoting safe and effective usage of the Internet and other ICTs. The program has been carried out in Armenia since 2009 and widely supported since 2012, when Orange Armenia joined the initiative in an effort to raise awareness about Internet risks, privacy and security issues through training programs for schools and information campaigns. Read reports about Safer Internet Armenia 2016 from Panorama, Noyan Tapan.
Safer Internet Day 2016 – ‘Play your part for a better internet’January 28, 2016. Safer Internet Day 2016 will be celebrated all over the world on Tuesday, 9th February with the slogan ‘Play your part for a better internet. February 9th marks the start of the Safer Internet Armenia 2016 Program in the capital city of Yerevan and regions. Safer Internet Armenia is aimed at equipping young people and parents, schoolchildren and teachers with up-to-date information and educational resources required for effective and creative use of the Internet and online technologies in everyday life and education. This year open lessons in Internet safety, parent-teacher meetings and teacher training workshops will be organised in Yerevan and Armenian regions. During workshops practical solutions related to safer usage of ICTs will be discussed, educational materials will be provided, and a new educational portal for teachers and school children will be launched.
Data Privacy Day: Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data, Enabling TrustJanuary 28 , 2016. January 28 is a Data Privacy Day, an international holiday aimed to raise awareness and promote privacy and data protection best practices. Data Privacy Day's educational focus has expanded over the past four years to include families, consumers and businesses. In addition to its educational initiative, Data Privacy Day promotes events and activities that stimulate the development of technology tools that promote individual control over personally identifiable information; encourage compliance with privacy laws and regulations; create dialogues among stakeholders.
Children Online Safety Issues Discussed at ARMSec 2015December 5, 2015. ICT usage by minors, associated risks, protection and empowerment strategies have been presented to participants of ARMSec 2015, a primary security conference of the OWASP Armenia Chapter held on December 05 at the American University of Armenia. ARMSec http://armsec.org/ has gathered cyber security professionals from academia, civil society, government and educational intitutions of Armenia. A wide range of topics from realtime systems Information protection, strategies against social engeneering to encryption for dummies and cybersecurity awareness have been discussed at the conference. Safer Internet Armenia's presentation can be accessed here.
Media Education Center Participates in 1st ArmIGFSeptember 7-8, 2015. Media Education Center participated in ArmIGF- the First Armenian Internet Governance Forum: Issues related to children safety on the Internet, cybersecurity education, international cooperation and strategies, as well as best practices were presented during the panel (recording) by Safer Internet Armenia coordinator Narine Khachatryan. Issues related to online education were discuused at the relevant session on Didital Content with input from Media Education Center director Haykaz Baghyan. Media educators of Safer Internet Armenia actively participated in various sessions.
Media Education Center Participates in EuroDIG 2015 in SofiaJune 4-5, 2015. Media Education Center participated in the European Dialog of Internet Governance (EuroDIG) on 4-5 June 2015 in Sofia. The workshop 'Should I Click for Internet Governance? Where?' disscussed the connection between Internet access, empowerment and active and meaningful participation in a digital society and in Internet governance processes and a number of other issues, including, 'Why is active participation important for the sustainable development of the (digital) society and for efficient Internet governance processes? How is the Internet empowering stakeholders to participate in the economic, social, cultural and political development of the (digital) society? What is the connection between Internet access, empowerment and active and meaningful participation in the digital society and in Internet governance processes? Media Education Center's Messages, summarising the outcomes of discussions in Armenia, can be accessed here.
Winners of Best Open Lesson, Best Teacher-Parents Meeting KnownApril 12, 2015. Winners of the Best Open Lesson and the Best Teacher-Parents Meeting have been announced:Marieta Davtyan – Yerevan Secondary School after Misak Metsarents,
Lusine Balayan - High School N 198 of Armenia's Ministry of Education and Science (Yerevan),
Naira Avetisyan - Yerevan Secondary School N 20 after John Kirakosian,
Meline Hakobyan - Yerevan Secondary School N 33 after Michael Nalbandyan,
Marine Harutyunyan - Yerevan Secondary School N 154,
Maria Lisitsina - Ohanian Educational Complex of Yerevan,
Ruzan Simonyan – Vagharshapat Secondary School N 3 after H. Hovhannisyan of the Armavir region,
Anush Ghevondyan - Vanadzor School N 18 of the Lori region,
Anush Torosyan - Vanadzor Secondary School N 19 after Raffee of the Lori region,
Hasmik Movsisyan - Artashat Secondary School N 22 after Hovhannes Tumanyan of the Ararat region,
Narine Mesropyan – Ashtarak Secondary School N 2 ofter Smbat Shahaziz of the Aragatsotn region.
Safe.Am a Nominee for ArmNet Award 2015March 30, 2015 Safer Internet Armenia's web site Safe.am has been chosen as a finalist in the ArmNet Awards 2015 Competition in the category of 'Social Impact'. 140 participants have been competing for the title of “The Best” in 5 categories: 'Design and Usability - website', 'Design and Usability - mobile application', 'Innovation', 'Content' and 'Social Impact'. Read more
Safer Internet Armenia 2015: Open Lessons, Parent-Teacher Meetings
Open Lessons and Parent-Teacher Meetings have been held in Armenian schools. Safer Internet Armenia 2015 is implemented by Media Education Center, Internet Society of Armenia and Orange in cooperation with Yerevan Municipality and National Center of Educational technologies of Armenia's Ministry of Education and Science. Over 50 new Internet Literacy Lesson Plans, Parent-Teacher Meeting Plans have been uploaded to our web site. You can see pictures and videos from Open Lessons, as well as Power Point Presentations. Our Video Gallery has been completed with new works of teachers and pupils. Over 120 Armenian schools have joined the European eSafetylabel.eu Community during our workshops.
|Yerevan School N 198||Vanadzor School after Raffi N 19||Artashat School after Tumanyan N 12|
|Ashtarak School N 2||Gavar School after Tumanyan N 3|
|Yerevan School after Metsarents N 146||Vanadzor School after Khorenatsyi N 17|
|Koghb School N 2 of Tavush region. Armine Abovyan||Yerevan School N 164 after Safaryan. Anzhelika Hakobyan||Orran benevolent non-governmental organisation. Marianna Tovmasyan|
|Ijevan school N 3. Mariam Aidinyan||Kapan School N 5. Anahit Aghagulyan||Stepanavan School N 2. Narine Gaginyan|
Assessment of Internet Safety and Security of Schools Training in YerevanOver 100 teachers of secondary schools of Yerevan's 7 districts participated in the 'Assessment of Internet Safety and Security of Schools' training held in frames of the Safer Internet Armenia 2015 project. Teachers from two more districts in Yerevan, Malatia - Sebastia and Shengavit, to take part in the training within the coming week. See Pictures here...
'Safer Internet Armenia 2015' project, a joint initiative of Media Education Center, Internet Society of Armenia and Orange, is designed to help schools create safe, secure and efficient learning environments. Armenian Schools are assisted to become the European Schoolnet's eSafety certified schools, which will help them to provide a secure, technology-rich environment for staff and pupils. Safety and security levels of ICT environments in educational institutions will be assessed. Read more...
Safer Internet Month 2015 LaunchedToday more than 100 countries are celebrating Safer Internet Day. For the fourth time in a row on the occasion of this day Orange, the Safe Internet Committee of Armenia and Media Education Center NGO are mobilizing forces to the “making internet safer for children.” In the frame of the Safe Internet Month more than 3000 pupils of 150 schools will participate in open lessons and receive relevant information and educational materials on how to use Internet safely. Orange will as well be promoting educational films to help parents understand how to protect their children from inappropriate content and experiences on internet. Special meetings with parents will be organized as well during which issues and risks related to safe Internet use will be discussed and information on technical solutions, which make Internet better for children, will be provided. This initiative will also mobilize Orange Armenia employees who will volunteer to share their knowledge and experience with Armenian parents during the month. Read more...
Safer Internet Day to be Celebrated on February 10The Safer Internet Day will be celebrated on Tuesday 10 February 2015. The theme for the day is: "Let's create a better internet together". All stakeholders – children and young people, parents and carers, teachers and educators, or industry and politicians – are invited to join us in marking the day and working together to build a better internet for all.