The Safer Internet Day 2020 in Pictures

 Hey People,

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Wanna learn about all the juicy details of our 2020 Safer Internet Day (SID) celebrations and the Be Internet Awesome Experience Centre? Then you are in the right place.

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The two days event which held at Arts and Culture Pavilion, Exhibition and Event Centre Area 10, Garki, Abuja on the 11th and 12th of February 2020, saw over 200 students in attendance from over 20 schools on day one over 1000 students from over 30 schools across FCT on day two as well as thousands of students across all the 36 states in Nigeria.

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Mrs. Mette Edokobi, Director, Special Duties and State Operations at National Orientation Agency (NOA) in her opening remark expressed exceptional gratitude to Google for supporting the event, as internet safety is a crucial topic in this ever-growing digital era. She also expressed her gratitude towards Google for collaborating with NOA towards the implementation of the “Digital Safety Parenting” initiative which is set to kick off in Nigeria.

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A highlight of the event was when the Government Affairs and Public Policy at Google, Seember Nyager, announced the launch of the “Digital Safety Parenting” program in Nigeria and the “Be Internet Awesome Curriculum” in Nigeria and the One Million Dollar intervention grant from Google to improve digital literacy and skills across Nigeria, Kenya, and South Africa. 

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The first day featured various online safety presentations from the students in the form of drama, poems, vlog, and art. They also watched a short film titled ‘ ‘Feisty John that tells a story about cyberbullying and its effects. 

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A highlight of the day was when Parents and Students were challenged to an online safety game called “Are you smarter than a webranger” where their level of knowledge on online safety was tested. And of course, everyone got to go home with lots and lots of gift packs.

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On day two the students had the opportunity to go through the “ Be Internet Awesome Experience Centre” they interacted with fun and educative tools from Google in ensuring their safety and responsible use of the internet. 

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SID 2020 was fun, interactive, educative & inspiring and everyone in attendance had lots to eat and drink before heading back to their schools.

Here are some pictures from the event, ENJOY!

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SAFER INTERNET DAY 2020 – TOGETHER FOR A BETTER INTERNET

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Hey guys!!!

So it’s that time of the year again when we celebrate our annual Safer Internet Day (SID) and we are super excited that we have been a part of this great cause. As you may know, SID was birthed in Europe in 2004 and has since spread rapidly to over a hundred countries across the world.

SID is aimed at promoting the safe, respectful and responsible use of the internet especially, among young internet users.

Since 2015, we successfully celebrated SID with students from various schools in Lagos State, and in 2018 we expanded our reach to the 36 states in Nigeria. 

Once again we will join forces across the globe to work “Together for a Better Internet” on Tuesday, 11 February 2020. 

This year, in addition to celebrating across the 36 states including FCT Abuja, PPDC with support from Google will host an online safety experience centre, where participants will get first-hand experience of all Google’s new products and services. Various booth sections will be mounted for a fun-filled experience with Google. So if you’re in Abuja or the environs endeavor to come by, no invitations needed. Click here for the venue.

We’ll also launch our annual webrangers online safety application for 2020; the roll-out of the recently adopted online safety curriculum in states; and a new initiative from Google called “The Digital Parenting” a program aimed at educating guardians, teachers, and families on online tools that bring families together to learn, have fun and be safe online.

We will also have Government officials in the room who will be discussing in a panel session the importance of Digital safety in Nigeria and most especially in schools and homes.

The day will also feature fun and educational activities, so ensure you check back to find out how it all went.

For more information about the event, follow us on Instagram/Twitter @disi_nigeria and Facebook- DISI Nigeria, also check out our website on http://www.disinigeria.org

Remember A Better Internet Starts with YOU!!!

Here are some pictures from last year’s event. Enjoy!!

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What You Missed At Homevida Awards’s 10th Edition!

Hey people, The 10th edition of the Nigeria Integrity Film Awards Homevida held on the 3rd of December at the NAF Conference Center, Abuja. The Awards was night was of course filled with good music, entertainment, good food, friends and partners.  

The awards had in attendance the director-general of Nigerian Film Corporation, Chief of Party USAID/SACE Charles Abani, Seember Nyager (Google’s Lead Public Policy and Government Relation),  One Campaign, Nigeria Director, Serah Makka.

This year, with support from Luminate we put out a call in two categories, Short scripts and Skits & Spoken word videos that focus on rape and sexual abuse which ended on the 30th of November. This issue has been recurrent online and offline in the past year which is why we decided to raise more awareness on the issue. 

The aim of the competition was to increase awareness on rape and sexual abuse, provide rehabilitative solutions to those who have been victims and also to urge the government to adopt effective policies that would be put in place to punish the perpetrators.

 

The winners in the Short Script categories are  Mr. Ademola Aderine writer of Tolani weds Ayo and Miss. Moyinoluwa Ezkeil both went home with₦250,000 each while for winners in the Skit & Spoken word category Mr. Kenneth Olusanya came in first see video here and Mr. Adetola Adetoye came in second see video here both went home with ₦150,000 and ₦100,000 respectively  

 

To be a part of Homevida 2020 kindly send an email to info@homevida.org

Here are more pictures from the event Enjoy!

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Homevida Awards The 10th Edition

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Hey guys!

Its that time of the year again, Yes The Homvida awards and this year is particularly special because it’s our 10th edition. 

This year, with support from Luminate we put out a call for short scripts, skits and spoken word videos that focus on rape and sexual abuse which ended on the 30th of November. This issue has been recurrent online and offline in the past year which is why we decided to raise more awareness on the issue. 

The aim of the competition is to increase awareness on these issues, provide rehabilitative solutions to those who have been victims and also to urge the government to adopt effective policies that would be put in place to punish the perpetrators.

The winning script has been turned into a short film check out Trailer and would be premiered alongside the winning skit or spoken word video at the 2019 Homevida Awards on the 3rd of December at the NAF conference center Abuja. The winners would also be awarded cash prizes worth 750,000 thousand Naira. 

To follow the events as it unfolds make sure to follow us on our social media handles Twitter: Homevida

Instagram and Facebook: Homevidaawards 

 

Homevida 2019 Competitions Are Here!!!

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It’s that time of the year again!!!.

With the recent issues around rape and sexual abuse in Nigeria, Homevida has decided to run a competition on the above topic with the aim to educate and raise awareness and also give an avenue for the young talents to express themselves and win cash prizes as well 🙂  

On that note, we are looking for talented and creative scriptwriters, skit and spoken word artists between the ages of 16-35 with the ability to capture your audience?

We are calling out to you guys to send in your original scripts and skits & spoken words that promote;

  • Rape and Sexual Assult- supported by Luminate and Google 

And guess what? This year, we are dishing out a whooping sum of  N250,000 (Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira) to two winners in the short script category and the winning scripts get turned into short films!!! Also, the 1st and 2nd places in the skit and spoken word category would go home with the sum of N150,000 and N100,000 Naira respectively 

C’mmon! Who wouldn’t want to be a part of this? We bet you would. To stand a better chance of winning please ensure to read the criteria. Send in your original scripts here and skits & spoken words here, to view the criteria and upload your entries. Entries close September 30, 2019.

 

MOVIE FEATURE; I AM NOT CORRUPT

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Anyone who knows Nadine Ibrahim and the work she does knows that social commentary is a path she is willing to thread over and over again. This is evident with her previous short films such as Tolu and Through Her Eyes. And if you think her most recent work is any different, you are mistaken. I Am Not Corrupt is Nadine’s new film which goes even further into uncharted territory – Nigeria’s political scene.

Starring Mofe Duncan and Rita Edwards, we listen in on a conversation that occurs between a politician and a market woman who take turns accusing each other of contributing to the country’s deplorable state. 

The politician says, “Your children call me names, hash this, tag that, but when I ask for their audience, all I get is radio silence”. He goes on to add that, “You keep pointing fingers, yelling ”missing taxes” but let’s be fair, do you actually pay your taxes? Me, I am not corrupt.”

The market woman replies the politician with an equally compelling perspective, she cites the daily experiences of ordinary Nigerian citizens saying, “You remember mama Emeka, the one who stood for you? She died of a heart attack because of you. She lost her source of income because of you and no selling by the roadside. That woman died in many ways than I can even count”. She adds, “Her first son died because your hospitals are nothing but morgues. They wouldn’t touch him unless you grease their palms.”

In a country like Nigeria where there is a big chasm between the ruling class and the masses, Nadine’s new short film brings both parties to the table and makes alogical conversation possible. watch short film here

Source: Everyday.ng

Safer Internet Day 2019!

Hey People,

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Remember we said we will bring you all the juice from the Safer Internet Day celebrations? Well we kept to our word so here it goes.

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This year SID 2019 held at Ventures park somewhere in Maitama Abuja, with over 100 students in attendance, thousands of Students from 32 states in Nigeria were not left out either. We also had policy makers from Ministry of Education and Communications in the room together with representatives from Google.

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The day started off with a panel discussion where the Webranger Ambassadors launched their online safety APP called WebSafe-X which was created and designed by the Ambassadors and is currently available on Android, IOS and Microsoft play stores.

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The highlight of the event was the public announcement of the collaboration between The  Public and Private Development Centre  and Nigerian Educational Research Council (NERDC) to adopt an online safety course in Nigerian school curriculum, The initiative which is supported by Google aims to ensure that every Nigerian child has knowledge of how to be safe online.

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The Students present had a lot of fun during the break out sessions, they were required to creatively pass across an  online safety information using art, drama, spoken words and skits. The webranger clubs present at the event also presented very funny but educational drama’s on how to be safe online specifically  on sharing personal information.

The students were also treated to a screening of the Nigerian Webrangers Documentary while they snacked on popcorn and drinks. The Documentary gave them first hand information on how to become webrangers, it benefits and what it entails.

The webrangers programme is an initiative of Google where young people are termed “Web Superheroes” and are required to save the internet from danger in fun, creative but also educational ways.

Do you want to be a Webranger and save the cyberspace? It’s easy! Just follow these steps ⇓

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There were lots of questions and students who answered went home with lots of gifts.

It was indeed a fun and educative day, and the Students had lots to eat and drink.

Here are some pictures from the event, ENJOY!

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