DSC03250Cyber Safety Pasifika is a youth project aimed at developing knowledge around cyber crime and safety matters with an emphasis on internet and technological devices. The mission of CSP is to ensure that the children of the Pacific will be safe and secure by providing them with the skills and knowledge to navigate the digital landscape safely and responsibly.

Implementing Structure

CSP was established in 2011 and has a Board of Management (BoM) represented by:

  • The Chair or PICP Executive Leader (on 2-year tenure) of CSP, currently AFP Commissioner Andrew Colvin;
  • PICP (represented by PICP-Secretariat); and
  • AFP partners and key stakeholders:
    International Operations (Lead Partner – contact Kate Brookes)
    Cyber Crime Ops (Delivery – contact Marina Simoncini)
    International Deployment Group (Coordination in non PTCN represented countries – contact Lautoa Faletau)

CSP is underpinned by the following governance & strategic documents:

  • CSP Declaration of Partnership signed by the PICP in 2011
  • CSP Project Plan
  • CSP annual Program Report

History in last 5 years

DSC03258Since the pilot launch in 2011, CSP has been delivered to 14 countries: Niue, Cook Islands, Samoa, Tonga and FSM (2011/12); Nauru, Guam, PNG and Vanuatu (2012/13); and Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands, CNMI, Palau and Tuvalu (2013/14).

Each CSP launch is independently evaluated to ensure the program is on track and inform the annual program report.

CSP is designed to deliver regional awareness workshops to Pacific Island police officers (approx 350 police have attended to date) to raise awareness of cyber crime activities. CSP also entails a train-the-trainers component, whereby approx 40 Pacific Island Trainers have been trained to deliver the program to school children and community members in their regions.

CSP has its own website www.cybersafetypasifika.org and email address (maintained and monitored by the AFP). CSP holds an annual CSP awareness week.

Current Projects and/or Focus

At the PICP Conference 2015 the ELT Lead indicated that CSP will conduct health checks on the program including a review of proposed upcoming delivery. CSP will work with PICP-S to engage with future recipients of the program.

Carried over from 2014 there is currently still seven future directions indicated in the CSP report presented at the 2015 PICP conference. These are:

  • Continue delivery of CSP (2014/15 scheduled launching in Fiji), 2015/16 anticipated delivery for French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Kiribati & American Samoa.
  • Ongoing support for launched countries.
  • Training programme given to those not yet launched by 2016.
  • More research into the use of technologies and opportunities.
  • New resources are made available on website.
  • Increased collaboration with other organisations working in technology and cybercrime space including further development of the current ambassador program with Pacific Island players in the National Rugby League.
  • Youth ambassadors for CSP.