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Safer Internet Day 2016 was marked in Bosnia and Herzegovina on 09th February under the motto “Play your part for a better Internet”. In accordance with this motto, the SID Committee BiH has marked Safer Internet Day in cooperation with a partner CSO from the region – the Center for Missing and Exploited Children (CNZD) from Osijek, Croatia, and by establishing a specialized web site www.dansigurnijeginterneta.org and an application for online competition for elementary school children on the topic of internet security. The competition consisted of an online quiz for students between V – IX grade with questions related to safe use of the internet, which was active on the day of marking Safer Internet Day, meaning 09th February from 09:00 until 19:00 o’clock, after which awards and quiz winners were announced on the abovementioned website, generically and through the application for online competition, including children who responded correctly to 80% or more questions.
During the competition, by an interactive map available on the mentioned website, data was visible about the number of children who participated in the quiz and from which cities from Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina they come; thus, more than 5200 children from Bosnia and Herzegovina participated in the competition which represent a special success of the SID Committee BiH when it comes to animation of children for participation in the competition.
In Bosnia and Herzegovina, the first prize – tablets, awarded student of elementary school "9th May" Pazaric. This year, with the support of sponsors was secured a number of awards for children, and three other prizes - mobile phone awarded students of First elementary school Ilidža, elementary school "Isa Beg Ishakovic" Sarajevo and elementary school "Ahmed Muradbegović" Vrselje, Zenica. Two third prizes, headsets, awarded students of elementary school "Aleksa Santic" in Sarajevo and elementary School "Humci" Humci, Celic. Participants have won five consolation prizes: two sets of keyboard and mouse, and three web cameras.
The names of the winners are available on the website www.dansigurnijeginterneta.org and as a final event of Safer Internet Day 2016, SID Committee BiH will organize a solemn promulgation of winners and awarding valuable prizes, which will be the winners of the competition and the public duly informed. Sponsors marking Safer Internet Day 2016 in Bosnia and Herzegovina as Microsoft, Logosoft, IMTEC, Mtel, BH Telecom. Activities regarding marking the Safer Internet Day are being realized for the sixth year in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in cooperation with European network Insafe. Insafe network organizes the marking of this day (Safer Internet Day) every year at the beginning of February with the aim to raise awareness and promotion of safer and a more responsible use of internet technologies and mobile phones, especially amongst children and youth all around the world.
*In Bosnia and Herzegovina, the celebration of the day is organized by the Committee for marking Safer Internet Day (SID, Safer Internet Day, The Committee of Bosnia and Herzegovina), a body formed in 2011 with the aim of implementing preventative and promotional activities for the protection of children and youth in their use of information and communication technologies. This body was established by the International Forum of Solidarity – EMMAUS (IFS-EMMAUS) in coordination with the International Organization Insafe – a European network of centers that raise awareness of and promote safe and responsible use of the internet and mobile phones among children and youth. The committee is headed by the State Coordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings and Illegal Migration, and its members include representatives of the Communication of Regulatory Agency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, IFS-EMMAUS, Save the Children, OneWorldSEE, and Microsoft BiH. Safer Internet Day is just one in a series of activities that these organizations, individually and jointly, have implemented with the aim of educating children and parents about the risks that the internet brings, and how to adequately protect themselves from them.
As in previous years, the International Forum of Solidarity – EMMAUS will join the celebration of the Safer Internet Day 2016 on February 9, under the motto “Play your part for a better internet!”. SID activities in Bosnia and Herzegovina will be carried out by the SID Committee BiH, in cooperation with respective local and regional stakeholders, industry partners and Insafe. The aim of these activities is to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially among children and young people.
SID 2016 will be celebrated in cooperation with the Safer Internet Center Croatia - the Center for Missing and Exploited Children (CNZD) Osijek, regional CSO partner. This will represent the continuation of successful cooperation from previous two years when SID was regionally promoted among target groups through the implementation of an online competition for children aged 10-14.
This year’s competition shall invite elementary school children of 5th – 9th grade to participate in an online quiz addressing various questions of internet safety.
The quiz will be accessible online on February 9, 2016 in the period between 09:00 – 19:00 hours CET. Scholars will have the opportunity to access the quiz several times in trying to reach the highest possible score by answering the questions as correctly as possible. Participants who score above 80% of accuracy will automatically enter the 2nd selection phase. The winners – one 1st place, three 2nd places and two 3rd places - shall be selected randomly by the system following the quiz end at 19:00 hours, out of the number of participants who scored above 80% of accuracy, whereby the 1st place will be selected of participants who scored 100%.
During the competition, the participants and the wider public will be able to follow quiz participation by geographical coverage through an interactive map on the specialized web site created for SID celebration purposes www.dansigurnijeginterneta.org. The site shall also be used to promote SID and respective activities organized on that day with the wider audience, specifically targeting children. In addition, SID Committee BiH and respective stakeholders shall promote the celebration and related activities with the Ministries of Education in BiH and schools across the country, to reach a wider target audience and animate children to take part in these activities, therewith raising public awareness on internet safety.
Following the competition celebrating SID 2016 in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the International Forum of Solidarity – EMMAUS and partners will organize an Official Awards Ceremony for the quiz winners. The ceremony will be organized in one of the primary schools in BiH, whereby the winners will be awarded by respective awards that include: tablets, mobile phones, headsets, keyboard sets, web cameras, pre-paid mobile phone cards and other prizes.
In Bosnia and Herzegovina, the celebration of the SID is organized by the Safer Internet Day Committee (BiH SID Committee), a body formed in 2011 with the aim of implementing awareness raising and prevention activities for children and youth on the safer use of information and communication technologies. This body was established by the International Forum of Solidarity – EMMAUS (IFS-EMMAUS) in coordination with Insafe. The committee is chaired by the State Coordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings and Illegal Migration, and hosts representatives of the Communication of Regulatory Agency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Save the Children, OneWorldSEE and Microsoft BiH. Safer Internet Day is just one in a series of activities that these organizations, individually and jointly are implementing with the aim of educating children and parents on the issue of internet safety.
Sexual exploitation and online abuse of children affect the most vulnerable categories in our society, worldwide. Therefore, by coordinated activities it is possible to fight global against this phenomenon. In order to proceed with the successful coordination of activities achieved during the first WePROTECT Summit in London in December 2014, on 16th and 17th of November 2015, the United Arab Emirates in coordination with the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, organize WePROTECT Summit in Abu Dhabi.
Active participation at this Summit are taken by leading ministers, executives of major technology companies and senior figures in the field of child protection.
The aim of the meeting is discussion transforming how this crime is dealt with internationally. WePROTECT was established with the vision of children protected and safeguarded, the perpetrators of this crime apprehended and Internet free of child sexual exploitation.
On behalf of Bosnia and Herzegovina, at the Summit is actively participating the delegation, led by State Coordinator for combating Trafficking in Human Beings/Ministry of Security of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and members of the delegation are also a representative of Save the Children and IFS-EMMAUS Hotline representative/INHOPE president.