On the 9th February 2016, the Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre marked the International Safer Internet Day with the Conference on the Internet of the Future “Dos and Don’ts…For a Few Likes More.” The Conference started with a short ceremony, on which three Cyberscout teams from the Bulgarian towns Popovo, Smolyan and Vidin were awarded.
All Cyberscouts, who have completed their training in 2015, participated in the contest for organisation of the most original and interesting event for raising awareness among their peers about the online dangers and the ways of preventing them. The events and campaigns designed and implemented by the Cyberscouts were evaluated by a three member jury.
Mr. Tsvyatko Georgiev, Deputy Minister of Interior of Bulgaria, handed the awards, which were provided by Telenor Bulgaria, to the winners from Popovo. The team from Smolyan, which was second, was awarded by Mr. Yavor Kolev, Head of the Cybercrime unit of the Chief Directorate “Combating Organized Crime,” and the third placed team from Vidin received their awards from Mrs. Vessela Kalacheva, CEO of the Bulgarian Association of Information Technologies (BAIT). BAIT members provided awards for all three teams.
The young Cyberscouts did not just receive awards – they presented incredible gifts to the Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre! Our friends from Popovo gave us a beautiful painting, made by a 12-year old Radostina Todorova from “Lyuben Karavelov” school. We received a valuable present from the Smolyan team as well – a book about the rich history of their school “St. St. Cyril and Methodius,” established 160 years ago! We are extremely thankful for the gifts!