The Bulgarian Safer Internet Center (SIC), represented by Evelina Lafchiyska – the coordinator of the Helpline, and Anna Bratoeva – youth representative, delivered a workshop at the leading European child participation conference CATS – Children as actors for transforming society, which was held in Caux, Switzerland from 26 July to 1 August 2016.
The National campaign for counteracting contemporary models of gender-based violence, which started on the 17th September 2015, continues through long-term activities in schools across Bulgaria and through the dissemination of materials developed during its course through different media outlets.
The Internet Hotline of the Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre, coordinated by the “Applied research and communications” Fund, received a certificate for its quality of work from the Board of the International Association of Internet Hotline Providers INHOPE.
On the 26th April the Applied Research and Communications Fund and Association Debates Sofia organized the debate “For and against uploading a sexy selfie”. The discussion of the two points of view aimed to shed more light on whether sexy selfies bring more positives or negatives to the young boys and girls who share them online.
Hate speech has become an everyday occurrence in the Bulgarian society and even the youngest children are affected by this undesired development. This is a conclusion shared by over 20 experts from various state institutions and non-governmental sector, who participated on a round table, organized by the Applied Research and Communications Fund on April 25.
On the 29th March, experts on online safety from ARC Fund held open lessons in front of more than 120 students from the 5th, 6th and 7th grades in the small Bulgarian town of Oryahovo. The lesson called “I want to be popular like the others” was developed within the national campaign for counteracting contemporary models of gender-based violence.