“Be.Safe” – online safety for people with intellectual disabilities

“Be.Safe” – online safety for people with intellectual disabilities

Meeting of the Be.Safe project Partners in Warasw

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Searching for information, reading the news, using social media to stay in touch with friends: More and more people with intellectual disabilities surf the internet and enjoy being included online. Most of the time, they do so without any incidents. There is however the risk for people using the Internet to become victims of cybercrime.

The project “Be.Safe”, financed by the Erasmus+ Adult Education Programme, aims to address this risk: The initiative, launched by a number of European partners including Inclusion Europe, will develop curricula for training courses

  • for teachers in adult education: to enable them to mainstream information about cyber violence into their educational programmes and
  • for persons with intellectual disability: to empower them to stay safe online.

Two 5-day courses will be conducted – one in Portugal, one in Poland.

Additionally, a digital guide for police will be created that can help with communication with a person with an intellectual disability, for example if he or she wants to press charges.

The project will be carried out by a partnership led by Inclusion Europe’s member PSONI (Poland). Other partners include Inclusion Europe’s member Inclusion Czech Republic, the Polytechnic Institute of Santarém (Portugal) and the Regional Centre for Persons with Intellectual Disability PORAKA NASA (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia).

As a first step, the project partners will collect case studies gathering real-life examples of situations in which persons with intellectual disabilities became victims of cyber violence. These will be the basis for the development of the curricula and training materials.

Easy-to-read version

Click on a word which is in bold to read what it means.

Lots of people with intellectual disabilities

like to use the internet.

The internet is good for looking for information,

reading about the news, and using websites

like Facebook to stay in touch with friends.

 

Most of the time it is very safe to use the internet

and people do not have a problem.

 

Sometimes people can be victims of crime when they use the internet.

We call this cybercrime.

An example of cybercrime is when someone on the internet

pretends to be someone they are not.

They then might try to get money from people.

 

To help stop cybercrime

against people with intellectual disabilities

there is a project called Be Safe.

 

Be Safe is being paid for by the European Commission.

Inclusion Europe is part of the project.

 

Inclusion Europe and the other project partners

will help make training courses.

These training courses are for teachers in adult education

and also for people with intellectual disabilities.

 

The training courses for the teachers in adult education will help them

to be able to include information about cybercrime

into their programmes.

 

The training courses for the people with intellectual disabilities

will help to empower them and help them to stay safe

when they are using the internet.

 

There will be 2 five-day courses.

One course will be held in Portugal.

The other course will be held in Poland.

 

Also the project will make an online guide for police.

The guide will help police to talk to people with intellectual disabilities

who come to them because of a cybercrime.

 

The Be Safe project is being led

by PSONI.

PSONI is Inclusion Europe’s member from Poland.

Another project partner is Inclusion Europe’s member

Inclusion Czech Republic.

 

Other project partners are the

Polytechnic Institute of Santarém and PORAKA NASA.

 

The Polytechnic Institute of Santarém is a university in Portugal.

PORAKA NASA is the regional centre for persons

with intellectual disabilities in the Former Yugoslav Republic

of Macedonia.

 

As the first step of the project the partners will get more information

about people with intellectual disabilities

who have been victims of cybercrime.

 

The partners will then use the information

to help make the training courses.

Searching for information, reading the news, using social media to stay in touch with friends: More and more people with intellectual disabilities surf the internet and enjoy being included online. Most of the time, they do so without any incidents. There is however the risk for people using the Internet to become victims of cybercrime.

The project “Be.Safe”, financed by the Erasmus+ Adult Education Programme, aims to address this risk: The initiative, launched by a number of European partners including Inclusion Europe, will develop curricula for training courses

  • for teachers in adult education: to enable them to mainstream information about cyber violence into their educational programmes and
  • for persons with intellectual disability: to empower them to stay safe online.

Two 5-day courses will be conducted – one in Portugal, one in Poland.

Additionally, a digital guide for police will be created that can help with communication with a person with an intellectual disability, for example if he or she wants to press charges.

The project will be carried out by a partnership lead by Inclusion Europe’s member PSONI (Poland). Other partners include Inclusion Europe’s member Inclusion Czech Republic, the Polytechnic Institute of Santarém (Portugal) and the Regional Centre for Persons with Intellectual Disability PORAKA NASA (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia).

As a first step, the project partners will collect case studies gathering real-life examples of situations in which persons with intellectual disabilities became victims of cyber violence. These will be the basis for the development of the curricula and training materials.

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