Telenor Myanmar in partnership with MIDO organized an online safety educational talk for more than 800 students at Yankin Education College in Yangon in commemoration of ‘Stop Cyberbullying Day’
In commemoration of ‘Stop Cyberbullying Day’ which falls on 21st June 2019, Telenor Myanmar organized an online safety educational talk today at Yankin Education College in Yangon. The event was co-organized by Myanmar ICT for Development Organization (MIDO) and attended by more than 800 students.
Stop Cyberbullying Day is an internationally recognized day of awareness and activities, taking place annually on every third Friday of June. It encourages people around the world to show their commitment toward a truly inclusive and diverse online environment for all – without fear of personal threats, harassment or abuse. Each year, Stop Cyberbullying Day brings together corporations, educational institutions, media outlets, non-profit organizations, governments and public figures to speak out against cyberbullying and digital abuse of any kind and defend our human right to freedom of speech while adhering to the basic principle of mutual respect for others.
“Equipping the children and teenagers with the knowledge of how to use internet responsibly and effectively will be one of the best investments that we can do for the future of our country. This is one of the endeavors we made in empowering our societies and making sure that they can enjoy the full advantages of being connected. We strongly believe that this online safety education talk will bring benefits to not only the students but also the future teachers studying at Yankin Education College,” said Daw Khin Pyait Wonn Thaw Tar, the head of Corporate Responsibility at Telenor Myanmar.
Since contributing in building foundations towards digital Myanmar is high in the agenda of Telenor Myanmar, the company’s Safe Internet programme was launched in 2016 and to date, over 300,000 students across Myanmar have been trained on how to use the internet effectively and safely. For Stop Cyberbullying Day 2018, Telenor Myanmar has also launched an online curriculum called Digiworld, designed to educate the children and their families how to use internet safely and responsibly with interesting and interactive ways.
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