Online safety for people with intellectual disabilities

More and more people with intellectual disabilities use the internet – most of the time, without any problems. However, they run the risk of becoming victims of cybercrime. This is an issue the project aims to address this issue. 


The initiative developed 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 were conducted – one in Portugal, one in Poland. 


Additionally, a digital guide for police was created to help officers communicate with a person with an intellectual disability. 


Project website 

Read our articles on the project 


Find out more about another related project, “SafeSurfing” 


Implementation Period  2017 – 2019 
Financed by  European Commission (Erasmus+ project)  
Project Coordinator  PSONI 
Project Partners  Inclusion Europe 

Polytechnic Institute of Santarém 




The project outcomes include: 


Sometimes when you use the internet,
bad things can happen.


For example, when someone makes you feel
that you are in danger.
Or when someone uses your information
to steal money.

Crime on the internet
is called cybercrime.

Be.Safe is a project
that teaches people with intellectual disabilities
to protect themselves
against cybercrime.


With Be.Safe we also train teachers
to talk about cybercrime.

We also want to write some rules
to help policemen to talk to
people with intellectual disabilities.

This project started in 2017
and will go on in 2019.