Children using internet
Children using internet

Airtel Ghana marks Safer Internet Day 2015 by announcing expanded efforts to keep the internet safe for children in Ghana.

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Airtel Ghana has joined the international cause to mark Safer Internet Day. The theme for Safer Internet Day 2015 is ?Let?s create a better Internet together?.

However, in championing a better Internet, the theme recognizes the balance between encouraging students to embrace the Internet, empowering them to make the most of the positive opportunities offered online, whilst also responding to and dealing with the negative aspects of the web.

Airtel?s objective therefore is to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially amongst children and young people in Ghana.

The internet has become an integral part of the everyday lives of young people in Ghana and children are among the most activeand most vulnerable participants online. Protecting children in cyberspace is, therefore, clearly is our duty as a Corporate Resbonsible company.

Airtel has taken steps through its social media sites to share information and safety tips on the usuage of the internet and social media sites.

On her part, Director for Legal and Corporate Affairs, Airtel Ghana Hannah Agbozo said, “Children are very resourceful in making the most of online services such as social networking sites and mobile phones, but many still underestimate the hidden risks of using these, from cyber-bullying to sexual grooming online.,” and that the?Internet binds the whole world together.

The safety of children, she indicated must be a concern for everyone.
According to Donald Gwira, Head of Corporate Affairs Child online safety must be on the national agenda, adding that the country and service providers must ensure that everyone is aware of the dangers for children online.

Source: spyGhana.com

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