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Rights 4U 2019

Data tal-Pubblikazzjoni: Aww 01, 2019
 

For the 15th consecutive year, the Office of the Commissioner for Children is organising its annual live-in ‘Rights 4U’. This year two live-ins, one in Malta and one in Gozo and are being organised as part of the BeSmartOnline! Initiative*. The theme for these live-ins is that of creating a better internet for children and young people.

Through these three-day live-ins, a total of 55 young people between the ages of 13 and 15 will participate in various activities. The aim of these programmes is to create more awareness about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and how it applies to the use of the new digital technologies.  These participants come from different State, Church and Independent Schools.

This interactive programme addresses various issues such as online privacy, cyber-bullying, hate speech and creating an online/offline balance. This year, Avantis Malta is supporting a Robotics session with the aim of promoting the positive use of ICT.

Throughout the three days, the participants will also develop critical thinking skills and build social ties based on mutual respect.

This morning, Ms Pauline Miceli, Commissioner for Children welcomed the participants of the Malta edition taking place at Rivotorto House and encouraged them to make the most of this event and to share their ideas and experiences. The Commissioner also promised that together with her members of staff, the Office will be listening to all there concerns and suggestions.

The Gozo edition of the live-in will take place between the 21st and the 23rd of August at Manresa House.

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*The BeSmartOnline! Initiative brings together the Malta Communications Authority, Tech.mt, the Office of the Commissioner for Children, Agenzija Appogg, the Ministry for Education and Employment and the Malta Police Force. This initiative has been ongoing since 2010 and is cofunded by the European Commission. For more information on the safe use of the internet you may call supportline 179 or visit www.besmartonline.org.mt