In the Safer Internet spirit, today we bring you a very important topic which is often overlooked. The internet particularly social media has numerous benefits however there are real life dangers that are either unknown, being ignored or minimised.
There is a critical need to educate young People and set appropriate boundaries for them to stay safe while using the internet. With young people and technology, the dangerous things that come to mind are sexting, online predators and cyber bullying.
All these issues are incredibly damaging and more common than people think and should be talked about.
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On the 7th of February 2017, the Nigeria Integrity Film Awards (Homevida) & National Film & Video Censors Board (NFVCB) with support from Google celebrated the 2017 Safer Internet Day (SID). The event held at the VirginRose Resort in Victoria Island Lagos, and about 150 students from various school across Lagos were in attendance.
Policy and Government Relations Manager, Google, Mrs Titi Akinsanmi-Bolarinwa spoke to the students about the valuable use of the internet and tips on how to be safe online. She also spoke about the web rangers project which was launched last year in Nigeria and encouraged other students to join in the experience. The webrangers project is a program aimed to train young people to become online safety ambassadors.
The day was packed full with various fun activities which includes quiz, debates, drama, making a vlog and the Pop the Hate Balloon Challenge. At the end of the fun activities, they were quizzed on what they learnt and prizes were presented to the participants.
Homevida in partnership with the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) with support from Google is proud to present the Safer Internet Day (SID) 2017.
SID is a globally held event celebrated across the world on the second day of the second week of the second month of each year to promote safer and more responsible use of the internet especially among children and young people.
Birthed in Europe, Safer Internet Day has grown rapidly spreading to over hundred countries across the world involving thousands of people promoting the safe use of the internet.
This will be the 3rd consecutive year Homevida will be celebrating the Safer Internet Day. Last year the event held in Lagos at Queen’s College and over 1000 students were trained. The Students were given sound advice from dignitaries and keynote speakers on how to be safe online.
The theme for this year is: BE THE CHANGE: UNITE FOR A BETTER INTERNET and the event is set to hold on Tuesday, 7th of February, 2017. This year’s event is targeted at training over 200 students from 10 different schools to ensure that the advocacy for a Safer Internet is widespread.
Owing to the increasing relevance of the internet to everyone especially the children and youth who use the internet for various activities including school work, online gaming and social networking it is indeed important that they know that a safe environment is created for internet users.
The day promises to be entertaining and packed full with various fun activities including Balloon Challenge, Quiz, Debates and lots more.
For your viewing pleasure over the weekend we bring you another Homevida Short Film Due Netligence. A Film written by Ajayi Olusegun Elijah is a story about how mistakes made can be built upon to produce a potential solution.
Due Netligence which stars Nollywood’s Femi Jacobs and Lucy Ameh won the Award for the 2016 Homevida Short Script Competition in the Promoting the Growth of the Digital Economy Category which was supported by Google.
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On Saturday the 10th of December 2016, the 7th edition of Nigeria Integrity Film Awards took place at Oriental Hotel Victoria Island Lagos. It was a night of fun and excitement as the audience were treated to electrifying performances by Waje and Timi Dakolo.
The event kicked off with a cocktail at 6pm presenting networking opportunities among the guests present. Some of the guests include the Director General, National Film and Videos Censors Board (NFVCB), Patricia Bala and United States Government Representative, Peter Hansen. Nollywood came out in their numbers with the presence of actors and producers such as Olu Jacobs, Hilda Dokubo, Uru Eke, Rogers Ofime and Blossom Chukwujekwu.
Hosted by the beautiful Dorcas Shola Fapson and the eloquent Ofi Ejembi, the theme of this year’s awards focused on Transparency, Accountability and Good Governance endowed by USAID SACE and Promoting the Digital Economy supported by Google.
One of the highlights of the event was the premiere of the 2016 Homevida Short films ‘In Apathy’ endowed by USAID SACE and ‘Beautiful Mistake’ supported by Google. The script writers were not left out of the pizzazz as they were presented with their awards. The short script winners are Oladipo Awelenje (writer of ‘In Apathy’) for the Transparency, Accountability and Good Governance endowed by USAID SACE; Jennifer Agunloye (writer of ‘Beautiful Mistake’) and Ajayi Olusegun (writer of ‘Due Netligence’) for the “Promoting the Digital Economy” category supported by Google.
In the Feature Film and Documentary Category, ‘Oloibiri’ by Rogers Ofime, won the Best feature Film in Transparency, Accountability and Good Governance while ‘Nowhere to Run’ sponsored by the Shehu Musa Yaradua Foundation, won the prize for the Best Documentary in Transparency, Accountability and Good Governance. Both prizes were endowed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Oloibiri was shortlisted for the prize alongside Uru Eke’s debut production ‘Remember Me’ while ‘Nowhere to Run’ was shortlisted alongside Kayode Ogundamisi’s ‘Coping with Boko Haram’.
Thanks to everyone who participated in Homevida 2016, to be a part of Homevida 2017, please send a mail to email@example.com
Congrats to all winners and nominees! See more images from the event.