In the framework of the “International Safe Internet Day”, NAECCS in cooperation with ASHDMF, organized the Conference on “A safer cyberspace for children”. This conference was organized in the premises of the Prime Minister’s Office, in the Center for Openness and Dialogue (COD), on February 6, 2024, where the two heads of institutions, Mr. Igli Tafa and Mrs. Alma Tandili signed the cooperation agreement between the two institutions responsible for meeting the objectives for the protection of children and young people online. The institutions committed to implement a common action plan throughout the year 2024, to carry out various activities and awareness campaigns.
At the Conference, a proactive discussion was held with children and young people invited from two schools in Tirana, the Kosova middle school and the Sami Frashëri High School, on the many risks they face in the digital space, how to protect and report cases of abuse or the distribution of images with inappropriate content, as well as the measures that must be taken by the institutions responsible for raising awareness and protecting children.
At the Conference, Mrs. Bora Muzhaqi Minister of State for Youth and Children, Mrs. Clarisse Pasztory, the Deputy Head of the OSCE Presence in Albania held a speech, as well as representatives from various institutions such as the Embassy of Netherlands, the Swiss Embassy, the State Police, the Municipality of Tirana, Alo 116 111, AKEP, AMA, Risi Albania, the organization Save the Children, etc., who shared their experiences regarding cases where children have been the subject of abuse, bullying or victims of illegal content material distributed online.