“Safe Internet for Children”

‘Internet’ – vernissage
20 December 2017
Healthy Holidays with A Dose of Painting
28 May 2018

In April 2018 join us for “Safe Internet for Children” in the University Children’s Hospital of Cracow.

1. Workshops at the hospital

Policewomen will tell the children all about the cyberthreats and later on, together with the little patients and volunteers, create plasticine models/modules referring to the theme of Internet safety.

University Children’s Hospital of Cracow (Prokocim)

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 14:00-15:30

2. Painting the picture

Basing on the plasticine modules created by the little patients, a group of Fine Arts Academy students, volunteers, children from Children’s Home and policemen will paint a large-scale painting under the supervision of dr Marcin Kowalik. The painting will remain in the hospital in Prokocim.

  • 12-24 April 2018 (9:00 – 20:00): Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow, Matejki Square 13, room 300
  • 14 April 2018: “A Dose of Painting” open day – painting family picnic. From 9 to 18 you can come with your children to paint with us
  • 18 April 2018 (16:00 – 18:00): painting with children from St Louis Children’s Home in Cracow

3. Opening

Place: University Children’s Hospital of Cracow, hall by the Cardiology Ward

Time: 25 April 2018 (Wedesday ) at 14:00

Official unveiling of the painting and donating it to the hospital.

Children get a chance to see the results of their work and a hospital receives a new, priceless artwork hand-made by its patients. All people involved in the making of the picture, guests, national and regional media are invited to the opening.


Providing safe Internet for children – while they browse www pages or use mobile applications – should be one of our priorities. Reality and virtual world may seem as one. This approach may lead to problems with telling the available contents apart and noncritical copying of actions from the virtual world in our everyday reality.

It is us, the grown ups, who must care about the right access to the Internet for our children. In the case of small children, blocking of suspicious content and time limits should be used. Older children and teenagers need those safety measures, too, but most of all, they ought to be educated within the area of safe modern technology usage. Proper education enables to adjust the limits of control.

At the same time, adults should support the choices made by the child, make him/her aware of certain things and react to dangerous and suspicious situations.