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!!