Safer Internet Forum
21 October 2010 Luxembourg
Raising awareness in Parents
- Illiterate Parents:
Portugal’s pilot projec...
Instituto de Apoio à Criança (Child
Care Institute) NGO
• Private institution of social welfare founded on
14th March 1983...
School Mediation: A new experience
To fight school absenteeism and violence
Team of school mediators working in the
school...
Ministry of Education –DGIDC/ERTE
• Safer Internet centre – Internet Segura
Ministry of Education –DGIDC/ERTE
• Safer Internet centre – Seguranet
Aim: promote an enlightened, critical and
safe use o...
Ministry of Education – DGIDC/ERTE
Portugal: Population AGE
www.pordata.pt
2001
10.356.117
1.656.602
7.006.022
1.693.493
Total 0-14 y.o. 15-64 y.o. 65 + y.o.
Portugal: Population FAMILY
Families: total & types
2009
3.925.626
688.234 884.308
1.572.312
332.769 448.003
Total 1 indiv...
Portugal: Population EDUCATION
www.pordata.pt
Population over 15 y. o. Educational level
2009 (%)
10,8
29,1
14,6
19,6
14,7...
Portugal: Population MIGRATION
Legal migrants: total & main origins
2009
451,742
16,373
52,253 26,292 48,417 22,404
115,88...
Portugal: Population SCHOOL
ATTENDANCE
Students registered: total & by level of
education cycle
2009
2.434.982
274.628
488...
School Years mandatory
by law
Pre-school- 5 years old
1 st Basic Cycle: 1 st grade to 4 grade
Students from 6 to 9 y.o.
2 ...
More than 400.000
computers were
distributed to
students from 6 to 9
y. o.
For FREE (social
welfare)
Or
Cost: 50 €
Governm...
Combined Project 1 st Fase
• School Mediators from IAC (senior year
University students from Psycology; Social
Workers, te...
Combined Project 2 nd Fase
• School Mediators (from IAC)
1 st Basic Cycle: 1 st grade to 4 grade
Students from 6 to 9 y.o
...
• School Mediators (from IAC)
1 st Basic Cycle: 1 st grade to 4 grade
Students from 6 to 9 y.o
Use the school regular even...
Combined Project : 2 nd Fase
• School Mediators (from IAC)
1 st Basic Cycle: 1 st grade to 4 grade
Students from 6 to 9 y....
Combined Project : 2nd fase
2 nd Basic Cycle: 5 th and 6th grade
Students from 10 to 11/12 y. o. AND
3 rd Basic Cycle: 7th...
Combined Project 2 nd Fase
2 nd Basic Cycle: 5 th and 6th grade
Students from 10 to 11/12 y. o. AND
3 rd Basic Cycle: 7th ...
Combined Project
Costs: O € !!!
Future Challenges:
• Seguranet Construct new materials
specific for illiterate parents bas...
For
Our Children’s
Brighter
Future
Thank You
Obrigada
iacsos@net.sapo.pt
www.iacrianca.pt ©IAC 2010
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  1. 1. Safer Internet Forum 21 October 2010 Luxembourg Raising awareness in Parents - Illiterate Parents: Portugal’s pilot project between the Ministry of Education and an NGO Alexandra Simões, Child Care Institute (NGO) ©IAC 2010
  2. 2. Instituto de Apoio à Criança (Child Care Institute) NGO • Private institution of social welfare founded on 14th March 1983 by group of different professional backgrounds • Main objective is to contribute to full development of children, defend and promote their rights • Several Departments/Services Child Helpline (116 111 toll free) Missing Children Helplline (116 000 toll free) Work with Street Children School Mediation
  3. 3. School Mediation: A new experience To fight school absenteeism and violence Team of school mediators working in the school recess with the children in order to build a bridge between school and family
  4. 4. Ministry of Education –DGIDC/ERTE • Safer Internet centre – Internet Segura
  5. 5. Ministry of Education –DGIDC/ERTE • Safer Internet centre – Seguranet Aim: promote an enlightened, critical and safe use of the Internet among the educational community (teachers, parents, students) • 20 000 students monthly participate at the http://www.seguranet.pt/ • 697 parents every 3 months participating
  6. 6. Ministry of Education – DGIDC/ERTE
  7. 7. Portugal: Population AGE www.pordata.pt 2001 10.356.117 1.656.602 7.006.022 1.693.493 Total 0-14 y.o. 15-64 y.o. 65 + y.o.
  8. 8. Portugal: Population FAMILY Families: total & types 2009 3.925.626 688.234 884.308 1.572.312 332.769 448.003 Total 1 individual couple without children couple with children monoparental family Others www.pordata.pt
  9. 9. Portugal: Population EDUCATION www.pordata.pt Population over 15 y. o. Educational level 2009 (%) 10,8 29,1 14,6 19,6 14,7 11,2 None 1º ciclo 2º Ciclo 3º Ciclo Secundário University
  10. 10. Portugal: Population MIGRATION Legal migrants: total & main origins 2009 451,742 16,373 52,253 26,292 48,417 22,404 115,882 Total Reino Unido Ucrânia Angola Cabo-Verde Guiné-Bissau Brasil www.pordata.pt
  11. 11. Portugal: Population SCHOOL ATTENDANCE Students registered: total & by level of education cycle 2009 2.434.982 274.628 488.114 271.924 498.327 498.321 383.627 Total Educação pré-escolar 1º Ciclo 2ºCiclo 3º ciclo Ensino Secundário University www.pordata.pt
  12. 12. School Years mandatory by law Pre-school- 5 years old 1 st Basic Cycle: 1 st grade to 4 grade Students from 6 to 9 y.o. 2 nd Basic Cycle: 5 th and 6th grade Students from 10 to 11/12 y. o. 3 rd Basic Cycle: 7th to 9th grade Students from 12/13 y.o.to 14/15 y .o.
  13. 13. More than 400.000 computers were distributed to students from 6 to 9 y. o. For FREE (social welfare) Or Cost: 50 € Governmental Initiative 2008/09
  14. 14. Combined Project 1 st Fase • School Mediators from IAC (senior year University students from Psycology; Social Workers, teaching,…) receive : 1. training on internet safety from Ministry of Education Team (DGIDC-ERT) 2. materials produced by the Safer Internet Centre – Seguranet and Program e-escolinhas
  15. 15. Combined Project 2 nd Fase • School Mediators (from IAC) 1 st Basic Cycle: 1 st grade to 4 grade Students from 6 to 9 y.o Face 2 challenges: 1.Parents don’t like to come to school because they are used to being “sent for” only when child misbehave/poor grades 2. Most jobs are not “family sensitive” so parents will see those working hours spent at School deduced from their salary
  16. 16. • School Mediators (from IAC) 1 st Basic Cycle: 1 st grade to 4 grade Students from 6 to 9 y.o Use the school regular events (like Christmas parties + closing year party + cultural weeks based on the migrant population present at the school + sports events To engage parents and raise awareness among them and make themselves available to help parents/families in case need help/advice Combined Project 2 nd Fase
  17. 17. Combined Project : 2 nd Fase • School Mediators (from IAC) 1 st Basic Cycle: 1 st grade to 4 grade Students from 6 to 9 y.o Also, School Mediators : help teachers to reach for the parents and elaborate children’s centred awareness campaigns within school; visit the families homes when they cannot come to the school
  18. 18. Combined Project : 2nd fase 2 nd Basic Cycle: 5 th and 6th grade Students from 10 to 11/12 y. o. AND 3 rd Basic Cycle: 7th to 9th grade Students from 12/13 y.o.to 14/15 y .o • School Mediators (from IAC) in partnership with the TIC teachers (Technology and Inovation) train students to act as Internet safety agents, providing themselves training to younger students AND to parents and encouraging students to build/develop internet safety campaigns
  19. 19. Combined Project 2 nd Fase 2 nd Basic Cycle: 5 th and 6th grade Students from 10 to 11/12 y. o. AND 3 rd Basic Cycle: 7th to 9th grade Students from 12/13 y.o.to 14/15 y .o • School Mediators (from IAC) in partnership with the TIC teachers (Technology and Information) encourage students to build/develop internet safety campaigns trough School contests/competitions AND schools newspapers • youth panels • “cultural weeks” • School expositions of students work/campaigns • “School’s events” like show cases, sports events between schools
  20. 20. Combined Project Costs: O € !!! Future Challenges: • Seguranet Construct new materials specific for illiterate parents based on the project findings • NGO assume the helpline for internet safety issues providing support for children and families
  21. 21. For Our Children’s Brighter Future
  22. 22. Thank You Obrigada iacsos@net.sapo.pt www.iacrianca.pt ©IAC 2010

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