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.
Project Getting Involved was done in collaboration with Save the Children Norway. Also the Norwegian police unit Kripos took an active interest in the project, and this was the only national project of this kind that they involved themselves in, among other things by sending one or two officers as speakers at the yearly national Getting Involved seminars.
Unfortunately it has not been possible to keep the project going and it is therefore discontinued
Mo i Rana, 26.10.2009
Per A. Godejord
Dean, Nesna University College