The Internet provides easy access not only to useful information, but also to indecent or even obscene materials that may affect youngsters' psychological development. The purview of the Office for Film, Newspaper and Article Administration (OFNAA), one of the enforcement agencies authorised by the Control of Obscene and Indecent Articles Ordinance (Cap. 390) (COIAO), encompasses Internet materials. OFNAA encourages schools to organise workshops and talks for parents on how to protect their children from objectionable materials and install filtering software on their home computers.
To alert parents to the presence of objectionable materials on the Internet and teach them how to install filtering software to filter objectionable contents on the Internet.
The filtering software talks and workshops should contain the contents as stated in the following attached documents:
A maximum of HK$2,200 for each application.
The schools should use the subsidy to hire a non-governmental organisation (NGO) to conduct the filtering software talks or workshops. If the cost of a service exceeds HK$1,500, the schools should obtain quotations from at least two service providers. The quotation records should be properly maintained.
Reimbursement: The schools shall be reimbursed by cheque within one month of furnishing to the Government's satisfaction the report form, quotation records and the relevant invoices and receipts.
The NGOs named in the attached list can assist the schools to conduct the filtering software talks and workshops.
In applying for subsidy, the schools should complete and return the application form below to the Newspaper and Article Administration Division of the Office for Film, Newspaper and Article Administration (OFNAA) on the 39/F Revenue Tower, 5 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.
The schools should settle all costs first and then submit a report to OFNAA within one month of completion of the event for reimbursement. The report should contain the following information:
Please contact Ms Yip at 2594 5820.