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OUR MISSION

Welcome to the website of Centre for the prevention of risky virtual communication Faculty of Education of Palacký University in Olomouc. Centre for the prevention of risky virtual communication (the Centre) focuses on prevention of hazardous behaviour associated with the use of information and communication technologies by children, especially cyber bullying, cyber grooming, cyber stalking, hoax and spam, sexting, social engineering methods, the issue of sharing of personal information through social networks and other dangerous communication techniques. It implements an educational, research, prevention and intervention activities. Our Centre also focusing on positive using of modern IT technologies by children and adults.

 

LATEST NEWS

Minecraft research report in English for download

Research report is ready for download.

The University has analyzed the computer game Minecraft and its impacts on the child population

Olomouc (6 February 2017) - The Centre for Prevention of Risky Virtual Communication at Palacký University Olomouc investigated the popular computer game Minecraft and its influence in the child population. In the Czech environment, the research called The Minecraft Phenomenon took place in cooperation with Google and Vodafone. More than 2,300 active, mostly child players from all regions of the Czech Republic, participated.

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09 project

Since 2009, the Centre for the Prevention of risky virtual communication has successfully implemented more than 20 projects focused on risky communication in virtual environments.

Grants can be divided into several categories:

A. Own projects

1. National grants subsidized by the European Union

Dangerous communication phenomena for teachers with a focus on cyberbullying, cyberstalking, cybergrooming and other socio-pathological phenomena. CZ.1.07/1.3.13/02.0040. 2010-2012

E-Synergie - Scientific Network for risks of electronic communications. ESF CZ.1.07/2.4.00/17.0062. 2011-2014

2. National grants subsidized by the state budget

E-Bezpečí - dangers of electronic communication for students and teachers. Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, 2016

E-Bezpečí - dangers of electronic communication for students and teachers. Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, 2014

E-Bezpečí - dangers of electronic communication for students and teachers. Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, 2009-2011

Prevention of dangerous communication practices associated with electronic communications for educators and non-educators. Grant agency of the Czech Republic. 406/08/P106. 2008-2009.

3. Regional grants subsidized by the state budget

E-Bezpečí for Olomouc 2009 - 2016. Statutory city of Olomouc.

E-Bezpečí for Ostrava 2011 - 2016. Statutory city of Ostrava.

Online counseling center of the Centre for the Prevention of risky virtual communication in the area of risky behavior on the Internet 2011-2016. Ministry of the Interior.

Safe internet - preventive program for primary schools of Lipník nad Bečvou. 2009

4. Grant support from commercial companies

E-Bezpečí for Google 2013-2016. Seznam.cz.

E-Bezpečí for Google 2013-2016. Google Czech Republic.

E-Bezpečí for Vodafone 2013-16. Vodafone Foundation.

E-Bezpečí for O2.cz 2016. O2 Czech Republic

B. Projects in which we participated

ICT courses for teachers. 2010-2012. Palacky University in Olomouc