In Montenegro, 38 percent of children had at least one unpleasant experience on the Internet during the past year, while 27 percent do not know what to do when they are harassed by the Internet. Every other child (45 percent) in Montenegro says that he does not feel secure on the Internet, according to a UNICEF report.
Thanks to support of Telenor and cooperation with the Ministry of Education, in three years all children in Montenegro will be covered by the digital literacy program in elementary schools. This is the goal of the project “Digital Security for Each Child”. Activities such as the introduction of digital literacy in primary education, communication with parents on this topic through schools, and the provision of appropriate resources for the digital literacy of parents and teachers are essential for the eradication of poverty and the creation of a safe environment for children who grow up in the digital age.
A specially designed educational game NETfriends, which lead children through real life situations, with additional digital literacy resources, will become available to primary schools. Thus, children aged 9 to 11 years, through play and talking with teachers and teachers, will learn to use the Internet responsibly and smartly, and to recognize and report violence on time.