The Cloud in the Fight Against Cyber-Bullying
Blog Article Published: 08/07/2019
By the Cybersecurity International Institute (CSI)
Learn about the upcoming innovative social project on Cyber-bullying using a cloud platform.
The CSI Institute (Cybersecurity International Institute) is a non-governmental and not-for-profit organization. Our goal is to contribute to the information, education, and, overall practical awareness of citizens in new technologies, online safety, and cybersecurity issues. In this context, we aim to enhance the scientific research in the field of modern technology, with an emphasis on cybercrime and online threats (viruses, etc.).
The antibullying project is an original and innovative action, exclusively established by the CSI Institute. It is, in fact, the first global innovation of its kind as there has been no such action internationally that could impact the community worldwide. The initiative will focus on supporting awareness, education and prevention of bullying and cyber-bullying in all Greek schools as a first implementation step
The project aims to develop a communication window with teens and pre-teens in the whole country, to reduce the dramatic dimensions of bullying and cyberbullying. As many people might know, some of the countless negative effects of bullying and cyberbullying include depression, anxiety, social phobia, loneliness, isolation, panic attacks, difficulty in concentrating and attention, substance use, eating disorders, online grooming, trafficking, tendencies and behaviors of self-injury, and even suicidal intentions.
In the antibullying project, students from every class of schools throughout the country will be elected as (Anti-Bullying) Ambassadors. Their role will be to pass on the knowledge they acquire from the CSI Institute to their environment. They will also report any dangerous activities or behaviors within the school or digital environment to the dedicated digital center that has been set up. In this way, students will receive first-aid psychological assistance and support from our specialized scientists. The target group for this action is students from Greece, ranging in ages from the third grade of primary school to the third grade of senior high school. The aim is to inform, educate, and raise awareness in the educational system of Greece and then expand this operation internationally (starting from Europe and then continue globally).
This action has generated a great deal of interest among many international organizations, and its initially calculated to cost 150,000 euros. This number includes the cost of setting up the whole project (computer systems, digital cloud platforms, and the yearly staff expenses for the experts that will be hired).
This action will be undertaken by any organization or group that shows an interest in supporting its full implementation and function. Once implemented, the minimum cost per year will be approximately 90,000 euros. Additional costs will include: the daily wages of the six specialized scientists, the maintenance of the digital platform and any travels nationally and internationally, where there is increased interest due to multiple cases of bullying.
Our final goal is to have a positive impact internationally and reduce the number of bullying and cyber-bullying incidents, as well as their harmful effects.
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