For the 6th year in a row, Nesna University College is the host to a national conference on the theme of sexual abuse of children.
The conference program and other information are available from this web page: http://www.hinesna.no/node/1174.
The conference will be held in the conference area of Meyergården Hotel, Mo i Rana, and there is no conference fee.
Since the fall of 2002, Department of Computer Science, Nesna University College, has been working with a project called “Getting involved”. The project was a part of the undergraduate course in Computer Science, and the course Social Informatics. The main focus of the project was to try to fight the constant sexual abuse of children on the Internet with information and awareness projects directed both towards the computer students of Nesna University College and towards the local computer industry and local primary, secondary and upper secondary level schools. A secondary focus was to get the students more involved in the various topics contained in Social Informatics, by using case study teaching. Our hope was that using case study teaching would liberate the students from their preconceived notion that Social Informatics was tedious and not practicable.
As a part of this project, the Department of Computer Science at Nesna University College, hosted on the 24th of September 2003 a small conference with speakers from the police, lawyers, Save the Children Norway, Telenor, University of Umeå and our third year Bachelor students. The title of the conference was “Internet – a hiding ground for paedophiles?”