Safer Internet Day Celebration

Cybersafe Foundation and Partners Set to Celebrate the World Safety Internet Day in a Grand Style

On Tuesday, the 9th of February 2021, Cybersafe Foundation will join the rest of the world to celebrate the 18th edition of Safer Internet Day, themed “Together for a better internet”.

The day calls upon all stakeholders to come together to make the internet a safer and better place for all, especially for children and young people.

To initiate Safer Internet Day 2021, Cybersafe Foundation in partnership with; Like A Palm Tree Foundation, Proud African Roots, Facebook, LagosMums, etc. We will be hosting three virtual sessions to drive awareness on; important online safety issues, the various risks children face given their increased exposure to technology as well as remediation/protective measures.

First, Children aged 5-12years old will have their online session between 4-5 pm, Next, Teenagers will meet between 6-7 pm and parents will enjoy an insightful session between 7:30 -9 pm on Tuesday 9th February 2021.

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Commenting on the event, Cybersafe Foundation’s Founder; Confidence Staveley said “Given the increased exposure of children to technology, and underage use of social media becoming commonplace, it has become rather important that we tackle issues faced by children due to this exposure”.

The Various Risk Children Face Online

In summary, some of the risks children face online include; exposure to adult content, grooming, cyberbullying, infection of computing systems by harmful code, as well as sexual exploitation, exposure to extremists’ views, and radicalization.

Very often, these children are unable to communicate these negative online experiences to a trusted adult or parent. “The fact that we don’t speak about these events doesn’t mean they don’t happen, we hear stories every day. We are very excited to be spreading online safety best practices in a very novel way; using storytelling,” stated Confidence Staveley.

In addition, the event will deliver key online safety messages to children and Parents in an educative and entertaining way.

The parent’s session aimed to drive home online safety practices, will include; storytime with grandma Wura, songs, exciting gifts, games, as well as insightful talks from; ”Adaora Ikenze”, Head Anglophone West Africa| Africa Public Policy, Facebook, and ”Chukwuemeka Monyei”, Co-Founder, Like A Palm Tree Foundation.

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