Children and Youth Protection in Cyprus
- Up to which age is one regarded as a child and young person respectively?
- Are children/teens allowed to stay in public places?
- Are children/teens allowed to stay in restaurants or dance halls / ballrooms?
- Are children/teens allowed to stay in night clubs, bars, casinos, places for gambling etc.?
- Is it allowed to sell spirits to children/teens?
- Which restrictions are there for children/teens to visit public film screenings?
- Are children/teens allowed to smoke in public?
- Is it allowed for children/teens to go to internet café?
- Which restrictions are there about carrying knifes, martial arts equipment, weapons?
- Which regulations are there concerning sexual relations with children/teens?
- Which restrictions are there if foreign young people want to work temporarily?
- To which institutions can children/teens turn to if they need help?
- Useful internet sites about youth protection
- More information
Night Clubs and Bars: From 17+
Harmfull places: From 18+. Cabarets are considered harmful to young persons.Places for gambling: From 18+
Selling alcoholic beverages to children under 18 years of age is prohibited. Children and young people are allowed to consume alcoholic beverages from 17 years.
There is no legal provision for smoking in the streets. From 1/1/2010 its forbidden to smoke in public places.
According to the law in Cyprus young people are allowed to work from 15 years and above with exceptions if it´s a family business.
Foreign young people may work starting from 18 years.
Social welfare service of the Ministery of labour and Social Insurance
Welfare Services - Central Offices
phone: +357 22406709
Fax: +357 22667907
Nikitaras Street 10
Tel: 00357 22 451145
Fax: 00357 22 665694
emergency case.: 00357 99 689325
Social welfare service (11/2009)
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