The BeSmartOnline! Project

The project is implemented through a consortium coordinated by the Foundation for Social Welfare Services (FSWS) and brings together the Office of the Commissioner for Children, the Directorate for Learning and Assessment Programmes (DLAP)  and the Malta Police Force - Cyber Crime Unit. The consortium is supported by the expertise and experience of a number of strategic partners’ who contribute through a purposely set up Advisory Board.

All partners work together to raise awareness and educate children and teens, parents/carers and educators on the safer use of the Internet.  The partners also established and promotes, an online reporting facility for illegal online content, particularly child abuse material and offers support services to respective victims. 

Click here to view BSO6 Progress Report


  Newly launched Online Safety Tool Kit


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The internet helpline is an extension of Support line 179 and aims to offer support to individuals that reach them via telephone on free phone 179 or email
 The Hotline is an online reporting system which provides a secure and confidential environment where members of the public can anonymously report websites that host content related to online child abuse. Reports are received through 
Youth Panel
Young people have a right to participate and be involved in decisions and initiatives that concern them. The BeSmartOnline! Awareness team rely on children and young people themselves to keep up to date with new trends and also to identify the most effective ways of creating awareness about online safety for children.
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