Friday, 19 Oct 2018

Bangla Version

Online safety programme for children launched

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Health Desk--27 Sep’18: Aiming to create awareness among children about safer internet environment, Grameenphone, Telenor Group and UNICEF have jointly taken a safe internet outreach programme in schools nationwide.

The programme titled ‘Be Smart, Use Heart’ was officially launched on Wednesday in the presence of State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak, Grameenphone CEO Michael Foley and UNICEF Bangladesh Representative Edouard Beigbeder at a ceremony in GP House, a press release said, reports BSS.

The programme has been specially designed to engage and empower 4 lakh children aged between 11 and 16 years and sensitise 50,000 parents, guardians and teachers on how to facilitate a safer digital experience.

The training in schools focuses primarily on building awareness on the safety measures for digital learning.

Moreover, the scope of the Child Helpline hotline (1098) service has been expanded to incorporate Child Online Safety issues, where the youth can receive counseling and other support directly from the hotline.