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Telenor introduces ‘Be Smart, Use Heart’ educational video series

16 August, 2017 - Yangon

  • Online video series will be used to educate people to fully utilize the vast benefits available online
  • Aims to educate at least 50,000 people throughout 2017

Telenor Myanmar last week introduced an educational video series ‘Be Smart Use Heart’ aiming to educate people to stay safe on internet and fully utilize opportunities available online.

“The internet becomes crucial in every aspect of the world and Myanmar people, especially those from rural areas need to be aware of the importance of internet, how to stay safe on internet and how internet can be utilized to improve themselves. We are hoping that these ‘Be Smart Use Heart’ video series will help educate people including children and teenagers to understand the pros and cons of using internet. Telenor, as a social responsibility partner, will be introducing more educational initiatives in the future to promote the living standard and knowledge of Myanmar people,” said Min Thu, Head of Telenor’s Business Sustainability.

Telenor is launching 6 episodes of ‘Be Smart Use Heart’ video series and each new episode will be posted weekly on Telenor Myanmar Facebook Page and Youtube. The videos are divided into three parts; Benefits of Internet (Episode No. 1), Online Safety Awareness/Responsible Use of Internet (Episode No. 2, 3, 4 and 5) and Telenor Myanmar’s Safe Internet Initiatives (Episode No. 6). The first episode of ‘Be Smart Use Heart’ video series about the ‘Benefits of Internet’ was launched last week presenting the vast benefits available online and how to fully utilize them.

Those videos are part of Telenor’s “Safe Internet for School’ programme that was introduced since August, 2016. Under the initiative, Telenor has conducted Safe Internet talks at a number of government and private high schools in Yangon, and private and monastic schools in Mandalay during 2016. Moreover, Telenor educated children, teenagers and parents in rural areas about the safe internet through 61 Light House Digital Education Centers across the country. The conducted topics include how to use Internet effectively, how to avoid the possible dangers on the Internet under the topics of cyber bulling, cyber grooming and hate speech. Telenor Myanmar also surveyed 12,368 people in 2016 aiming to understand how digital bullying is perceived or experienced in its markets in 13 countries including Myanmar. Telenor’s “Safe Internet” education initiative has already educated over 50,000 Myanmar people including children and teenagers in rural areas – over 24,000 in 2016, and 26,000 in 2017 to date.

Throughout 2017, Telenor Myanmar is aiming to help educate at least 50,000 people via safe internet initiatives. Telenor today operates the Myanmar’s largest and fastest growing mobile data network with about8,000 sites and close to100,000 points-of-sale, serving 19 million customers nationwide. Being the Myanmar’s largest Internet Network, Telenor also offers youths across the country chances to tap and exploit a wealth of resources available online.

 

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Alex Nyi Nyi Aung (Mr.)
Corporate Communications, Telenor Myanmar Ltd
E-mail: nyinyi.aung@telenor.com.mm

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