CUC for Kids
CUC for Kids is a novelty at Internet Users' Conference – a significant additional programme dedicated to the children and their activities on the Internet.
It’s relevance lies in the fact that children, the youngest Internet users, and the future of the ICT community, are daily coming across numerous information and various online content, often facing different challenges, sometimes quite puzzling or even intimidating.
CUC for Kids is meant to offer a new communication platform, a specific time and place for respectable experts to discuss this relevant topic, to exchange their opinions and experiences, but is also meant to be an additional initiative that stimulates creative expression towards and by the children.
CUC for Kids is a beginning of a new segment of the Conference, the one that is a sequence of a new direction within Croatian Academic and Research Network policy related to the connection of elementary and high schools on CARNet network, and multiple increase of the number of new CARNet users – the pupils.
This year CUC for Kids has offered a panel session with prominent domestic and international experts from deferent sectors discussing the security of the kids on the Internet.
The organizers main intention was to point the risks on the Internet that are threatening children, and to contribute the public discussion of this matter.
The panel session deduced following conclusions:
CUC for Kids 2005 provided an opportunity for the youngest users of the Internet to express what does the Internet represents to them, and for what purposes do they use it.
More than 30 pupils from six elementary schools in Dubrovnik, using different artistic techniques created beautiful and picturesque drawings that were exhibited at the University of Dubrovnik during CUC 2005. Little artists’ effort was recognized by CARNet who awarded them with CD Učilica (sponsored by Markottel), an example of education process supported by technology.
This extraordinary exhibition named "The children and the Internet" drew the attention of many conference participants inspiring them to discuss the Internet in a completely different and more joyful way.