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COVID-19 | Information

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For your and our protection we have stopped the support in person, but we are still operational on Support at a Distance:


Other APAV contacts: bit.ly/ContactosAPAV

25th April | Freedom is not for everyone yet

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APAV celebrates the 25th April 1974 by remembering the campaign “Freedom is not for everyone yet”.

The campaign was developed by the creative agency Wunderman Thompson.

April | Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month

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April is the Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month. Any child or youngster can be a victim of violence, physical, psychological, or sexual, face to face or online, no matter the age, sex, or socioeconomic status. Nevertheless, this does not have to last forever. All of us can and should help to fight this problem.

If you know a child or youngster victim of violence, listen to them and most important ask for help. Tell them there is someone who can help and that you will always be by their side. If you are a child or youngster victim of abuse, do not hesitate: ask for help to an adult you trust.

In April, and always, we have the duty to protect children and youngsters and to prevent any form of violence. We are all very important security agents of all the members of our community!

APAV publishes the magazine MISCELLANEA #9

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APAV presents its 9th edition of Miscellanea APAV. The magazine publishes cientific and reflexion articles on topics related to crime victims and to victim support.

This 9th edition of Miscellanea APAV is a special number focused on the different awareness campaigns promoted by APAV throughout the years. The previous editions may be found here.

Miscellanea APAV #9 is available online, both in PDF and E-Book.

Barometer APAV/Intercampus: Population’s Perception on Cibersecurity

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APAV has presented the conclusions of Barometer APAV/Intercampus on “Population’s Perception on Cibersecurity". The survey on cybersecurity was developed under a partnership between APAV and Intercampus, which resulted in a questionnaire to test the Portuguese population.

The information was collected through online interviews, between 27th February and 8th March 2020. The survey consists mainly in close questions on, for example, internet access frequency, online activities, perceptions on cybersecurity, perceptions on cybercrime and support structures for cybercrime victims.

Some relevant conclusions:

  • 24% of the respondents consider to be very well informed about the cybercrime risks;
  • Only 10% of the respondents state to have knowledge of any Portuguese support structure for cybercrime victims;
  • 17% of the respondents know about Safe Internet Line, and 7% of those have contacted or know someone that contacted the Safe Internet Line;

The Barometer APAV/Intercampus conclusions were presented on 23rd April, at 17h, via live transmission on APAV’s Instagram. Ricardo Estrela, manager of Safe Internet Line, and Clara Francisco, from Intercampus, talked about the topic.

The document is available here.