The BeSmartOnline! Project

The project is implemented through a consortium coordinated by the Malta Communications Authority (MCA) and brings together FSWS Aġenzija Appoġġ, the Office of the Commissioner for Children and the Directorate for Quality and Standards in Education (DQSE) particularly the PSCD Department. 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, carers and educators on the safer use of the Internet whilst also educating minors on its good use.  The project also established and promotes, an online reporting facility for illegal online content, particularly child abuse material internet abuse and offer support services to respective victims.





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 . 
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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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