Project “Confidence building measures between North Macedonia, Greece and Bulgaria”

Strengthening capacity of young people and teachers to apply cyber security measures and develop effective school programs to prevent cyberbullying

Although there are many benefits to using the Internet and social networks, including for the purposes for education, at the same time there are many dangers. By posting personal information available to a large number of people, the Internet has created a space for peer violence. Cyberbullying, cell phones, or other content-laying devices (text and images) are a common form of cyberbullying that is increasingly being faced by children and young people on a daily basis. On the other hand, the existing curricula at all levels of education (primary and secondary) do not meet the needs for education and training of young people to meet the latest challenges.  The laws for prevention of cyberbullying and cybersecurity have not yet been adopted in North Macedonia, so we must rely on other laws, such as those aimed at protecting children and young people from all forms of violence and discrimination, including cybercrime.


The overall goal of the project is to strengthen capacity of young people and teachers about the application of cyber security measures and to develop effective school curricula for prevention of cyberbullying.

Long-term expected results: 

1.Improved knowledge and skills of teachers from schools in the country for application of programs and content in the area of cyber security in schools by creating a network of teacher trainers and peer educators, 

2.Reduction of the presence of cyber bullying among young people and improvement of the existing curricula at all levels of education (primary and secondary) in order for them to respond to the latest challenges of the digital age,

3. Prepared one-year program for working with students on cyber security, submitted to each of the 5 schools for its further integration into the annual program 

4. Strengthening the skills of 500 students for safe use of the Internet through peer education, 

5. Improved cooperation and transfer of knowledge between educational institutions for creating policies in the field of cyber security and

6.Creation of education mobile application for Android contain cyber security education resources, designed for teachers and students Period of implementation: September - February 2024

Person for contact: Maja Hristovska, project expert