This year the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports and Child Protection Center of Zagreb have decided to join in marking the Safer Internet Day by organizing a workshop for children and youth named „Growing up in cyberspace: Click for a safer future“.
Safer Internet Day (SID) is organized by Insafe in February of each year to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially among children and young people across the world. The 12th Safer Internet Day will be celebrated worldwide on Tuesday 10 February 2015, once more with the strapline of “Let’s create a better internet together”, following the success of last year’s campaign.
A recent research by Brave Phone and Child Protection Center of Zagreb has shown that 99% of Croatian children and youth have Internet access, while as much as 93% of them reported having a profile on the Facebook social network. Using modern communication technologies has become an integral part of the process of growing up. Rapid advances in technology have made this a time of many opportunities, but also of great risks, which we must face together. That includes the collaboration of all adults involved in children`s lives, but also listening to the voices of children and youth.
The announced workshop will provide an opportunity for the participants to explore their habits in using electronic media, and their perception of the advantages and risks present in the cyberspace. Within an interactive environment the participants will try to provide solutions to some of the questions we often encounter in our efforts to confront cyberbullying, as well as explore their own role and responsibility in creating a safer future in cyberspace.
Miss7Mama / 24sata.hr journalist Ana Dukić attended a lecture by Karen Woodall, Ph.D. and Nick Woodall "Understanding and Working with Children and Families Affected by Parental Alienation: Hearing the Authentic Voice of the Child and Interventing to Help Recovery" organized by Zagreb Child and Youth Protection Center and the Association of Youth Judges, Family Judges and Child and Youth Experts on July 10th, 2019 in Zagreb. Here is her report:
The ceremony of signing the Agreement on strategic partnership in establishing the safe internet was held at the General Police Directorate on 5 June 2012. The Minister of the Interior, Ranko Ostojić, Assistant Minister of the Ministry of Public Administration, Darko Parić, CARnet Director, Zvonimir Stanić, Dean of the Polytechnic of Zagreb, Slavica Ćosović Bajić, Prof., Ph.D.,Vice-president of the Association Learning Companions, Lidija Kralj, Director of the Personal Data Protection Agency, Dubravko Bilić and Director of the Child Protection Center of Zagreb, Gordana Buljan Flander, Assoc. Prof., Ph. D.
At the 4th Conference of the European Network for Social and Emotional Competence (ENSEC), held in Zagreb at Teachers College from 3 to 7 July 2013, director, prof. dr sc. Gordana Buljan Flander delivered the invited lecture "Children in the middle of high-conflict divorce".