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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SAFER INTERNET DAY 2019 – 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 so grateful 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 hundred countries across the world.

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

We have successfully celebrated SID for three consecutive years now and last year we expanded our reach to the 36 states in Nigeria.

The campaign slogan for this year “Together For A Better Internet” is a call to action for all stakeholders to join together and play their part in creating a better internet for everyone, and especially for younger users.

This year, in addition to celebrating across the 36 states including FCT Abuja, we will also launch the webrangers online safety Application which is published on Android, IOS and Microsoft stores.

We will also have policy makers in the Education and Communication sector in the room who will be discussing in a panel session the importance of online safety in Nigerian schools.

We can assure you that the day will filled with fun and educational activities so make sure 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

Remember A Better Internet Starts with YOU!!!

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

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