Children and internet

ARC Fund has been the coordinator of the Bulgarian Safer Internet Center since its establishment in 2005. The Centre works for the protection and empowerment of children and young people on the Internet by raising awareness, training (children, parents and professionals), consultations (Helpline) and monitoring and reporting online sexual abuse and exploitation of minors (Hotline).

A comprehensive model for building key competences in schools

A methodological guide for developing key skills and competences across the whole school from grades 1 to 12 across the curriculum. Successfully tested during one school year in 90 secondary schools in Sofia. Contains links to additional materials for applying the methodology: 

Youth lead the change

Methodology for training young people as peer educators on the topic of online sexual exploitation prevention:

The young people (re)act

A handbook with 13 training modules to develop digital-media literacy, social and leadership skills, teamwork and active citizenship in young people:

From digital competence to digital citizenship

Second edition: a methodological guide for developing digital-media literacy, containing 11 thematic interactive lessons based on the curriculum content for grades 1-4:

National Center for Safe Internet CyberScout program is among the 10 best in Europe

The CyberScout training programme of the National Centre for Safe Internet and Telenor Bulgaria took the 9th place in the European Crime Prevention Award held in December 2017. The Cyber Scout programme was nominated to represent Bulgaria in this year’s European Crime Prevention Award competition dedicated to online security. It was presented in the framework of a Best Practice Conference organised by the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU in Tallinn on 15 December. In total, programmes and projects from 18 EU Member States were presented at the conference, with first place...

“CyberScout” of the National Center for Safe Internet competes for the European Crime Prevention Award

The top 3 European projects in the field of cyber security will be announced on 14 December in Tallinn, Estonia. All 18 nominated projects will be showcased at the Good Practice Conference, including the National Safer Internet Centre’s CyberScout Training Programme for fifth graders. The National Center for Safe Internet’s fifth-grade cyber scout training program has been running for three consecutive years with the support of Telenor Bulgaria. It has already trained over 500 students aged 11-12 in over 30 locations across the country. As part of the programme, Grade 5 students...