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“Safer Internet” in Lithuania

Safer Internet in Lithuania

1999. “Safer Internet” started as the programme of the European Commission (EC) Information Society and Media Directorate-General that implemented in most EU countries.

Since 2005. For more than 10 years Lithuania has implemented EK Safer Internet programme (the projects were “Safer Internet LT AN-HL”, “Safer Internet LT SIC”, and “SIC LT II”).

Lithuanian Safer internet centre (SIC) was coordinated by Communications Regulatory Authority of the Republic of Lithuania, and has been part of the joint Insafe/INHOPE network. The project SIC LT II was the last project of the “Safer Internet” programme, which has been implemented in 2012-2014 in Lithuania.

2012. Safer Internet consortium in Lithuania increased its activities since July 2012 and there are four partners providing SIC services: 1) awareness-raising, 2) hotline, 3) helpline activities, and 4) promotion of youth’s initiatives as well.

Awareness centre - Centre of Information Technologies of Education (CITE) - coordinator of the Lithuanian SIC, maintain a Youth Panel as well.

Hotline - Communications Regulatory Authority of the Republic of Lithuania (RRT);

The new consortium partners:

Helpline - NGO “Vaikų linija” (Children line);

Awareness and training centre – association “Langas į ateitį” (LIA).

2015-2016. In cooperation with other partner organisations from public and private sectors, consortium have implemented recent project ‘Safer Internet Centre Lithuania: draugiskasinternetas.lt’ co-financed by the European Union under the new Connecting Europe Facility programme (CEF Telecom-2014).

2016-2018. ‘Safer Internet Centre Lithuania: draugiskasinternetas.lt II’ (Safer Internet project) is action under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF Telecom-2015) programme whilst implementing ‘SAFER INTERNET GENERIC SERVICES – FOR MAKING A BETTER AND SAFER INTERNET FOR CHILDREN’ through the national Safer Internet Centre’s (SIC). This is a well-established, multi-stakeholder domain, involving the public sector, technology and media industry and civil society. The overall objective of the action is to provide services that help make the Internet a trusted environment for children through actions that empower and protect them online.

The detailed action plan and dissemination plan for the period from 01/07/2016 until 31/12/2018 approved by the established Steering Committee during the meeting on 5th December of 2016.

The Lithuanian SIC Steering Committee include representatives of:

  1. Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania (https://sumin.lrv.lt/en/)
  2. Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania (http://www.smm.lt/web/en/)
  3. Police Department under the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania (http://www.policija.lt/en; https://www.epolicija.lt/en/home)
  4. Office of the Inspector of Journalist Ethics of the Republic of Lithuania (http://www.lrs.lt/intl/zeit.show?theme=662&lang=2)
  5. Children’s Rights Ombudsman of the Republic of Lithuania (http://www3.lrs.lt/pls/inter/vaikai?kalbId=2)
  6. Ministry of Social Security and Labour (http://www.socmin.lt/en/home.html)
  7. Ministry of Culture (https://lrkm.lrv.lt/en/)
  8. National Centre of Cyber Security (www.kam.lt)

National support for the SIC activities:

  1. Representative of Lithuanian ICT industry INFOBALT association (http://www.infobalt.lt/);
  2. Lithuanian National Radio and Television (http://www.lrt.lt/);
  3. Lithuanian Research and Education Network (LITNET) (http://www.litnet.lt/);
  4. Telecommunication company Omnitel (https://www.omnitel.lt);
  5. Mykolas Romeris University (https://www.mruni.eu/en/);
  6. Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences – Association of Lithuanian social pedagogues (https://leu.lt/en/home_leu.html; http://www.lspa.lt/);
  7. “Paramos vaikams centras” (Children Support Centre) (http://www.pvc.lt/en/);
  8. Technologies company “Tildė” (http://www.tilde.com/);
  9. Gaming Control Authority under the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania (http://www.lpt.lt/en/);
  10. Association Lithuanian Human Rights League (http://www.lhrl.lt/);
  11. Association “Viešieji interneto prieigos taškai” (Rural Internet Access Points) (https://www.facebook.com/ViptAsociacija/);
  12. Martynas Mazvydas National Library of Lithuania (http://www.lnb.lt/en/);
  13. Education Exchanges Support Foundation (http://smpf.lt/en)
  14. NGO “SOS Projektai” Project “Kam to reikia?!” (http://www.kamtoreikia.lt/)
  15. Public institution “Information technologies Institute” (http://www.ecdl.lt/english/)
  16. Lithuanian Educational Centre of Deaf and Hard Hearing (http://www.deafcenter.lt/en/)

Participation in the European networks:

INHOPE Association (http://www.inhope.org/) INSAFE network (http://www.saferinternet.org/; https://www.betterinternetforkids.eu/)

Granted by:

European Commission, Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) (http://inea.ec.europa.eu)

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