During six weeks in December 2017, 850 teenagers from primary and high schools in Bosnia and Herzegovina took part in online quiz “Be a Cyber-detective!”. By doing so they helped experts develop an online application for fighting violence against children.
Some of these young cyber-detectives received awards and gifts at the EU Delegation in Sarajevo during the official presentation of the project „Development of Child Friendly Guidelines for Prevention of Violence Against Children in BiH“. The project is implemented by MFS-EMMAUS in cooperation with UNICEF and funded by the European Union.
The educational application was created in the form of an online quiz, which is also best suited for use in schools.
“The application motivates children to not put up with violence, but to report it and to be among those who will say ‘Let’s stop it and report it’. It also explains procedures through which we want to tell children what happens when someone is exposed to violence, who is going to help them and be there for them while help is being provided”, Amela Efendić of MFS-EMMAUS said.
Acting Head of the Operations Section for Social Development, Civil Society and Cross Border Co-operation of EU Delegation to BiH Gianluca Vannini stated that the goal of the project is to provide children with a protection mechanism and give them the right addresses that they can reach out to in case of violence.