Hotline & Network Updates
CYberSafety Becomes a Full Member of INHOPE
CYberSafety 1480 Hotline and Helpline was launched in May 2017. It is operated by state body Cyprus Pedagogical Institute (CPI), part of the Ministry of Education and Culture (MOEC). The CYberSafety 1480 Hotline became a provisional member of INHOPE in January 2019, and a full member in December 2020.
The CYberSafety 1480 Hotline and Helpline services operate within the framework of the Cyprus Safer Internet Centre - CYberSafety. The Cyprus Safer Internet Centre - CYberSafety, building on European funding as part of the Better Internet for Kids project, aims to strengthen efforts for the creative and safe use of the Internet in Cyprus.
Focusing on the new and increasing needs regarding Internet technology and which constantly rise at both a national and European level, the Centre promotes cooperation between national stakeholders, aiming to create a Cyber Security culture. It has also developed and promoted the National Strategy for Better Internet for Kids in Cyprus.
Cyprus is happy to contribute towards combating cyber-crime and ensuring safe internet use among its users. - CYberSafety Hotline Manager
The CYberSafety 1480 Hotline receives around thirty reports per year as well as organising lectures for public and private schools, pertaining to Sexting, Sextortion, Grooming and Child Sexual Abuse.
Some of the organisations they work with include:
- Cyprus Pedagogical Institute, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth
- Office for Combating Cybercrime of the Cyprus Police (OCC/CP)
- Digital Security Authority (DSA)
- University of Cyprus (UCY)
- Cyprus University of Technology (CUT)
- Pancyprian School for Parents (PSP)
- Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute (CNTI)
- The Cyprus Telecommunications Authority
- Epic LTD
INHOPE is thrilled to make this partnership official, and is very excited to continue together in the years to come.
The CYberSafety 1480 Hotline receives around thirty reports per year as well as organising lectures for public and private schools, pertaining to Sexting, Sextortion, Grooming and Child Sexual Abuse.'