14 COUNTRIES ⋅ +1K KIDS REACHED ⋅ 15 SID COMMITTEES
The subject of cybersecurity and online safety has been raised at all national Youth IGF events, so the engagement of the young is essential to spread knowledge of cyber hygiene and to make the impact of Internet safety awareness effective. For this reason the Youth IGF community members engage on stronger awareness-raising messaging on online safety.
Young people deserve to have their rights protected on the internet as well as offline.
We organise a series of meetings and activities with schools or children to raise the awareness of minors and their parents on online safety and for the better internet.
DISCOVER OUR COMMUNITY MEMBERS ACTION ACROSS THE GLOBE
We strongly admire the power of the internet to bring all of us closer together. Whether we use the internet to create powerful apps, find information, buy and sell things, or even just stay in touch with our family and friends - it's important we all have the freedom to do any of these of things online.
SID & SID Committees
Youth IGF is an official parter of the Safer Internet Day that is marked globally in February each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people. It also inspires a national conversation in the countries where it is celebrated.
The Youth IGF is bringing the message on online safety across the glob with the help of its community members and lead the SID initiative through the SID Steering Committees in 15 countries.
Let us know if want to join one of the National SID Committees or to cooperate with us in one of those countries.
As one of the founding members of the International Telecommunication Union Child Online Protection Initiative (COP), The Youth IGF takes the problem of the lack of specialised material and training for educators very seriously.
The ITU COP recommends that educators understand the risks and benefits that pupils can be exposed to when they go online.
DISCOVER THE VOICE OF TEACHERS ON THE ISSUE
Ifechukwu Enweani is a Safety Educator in Nigeria, working in schools in rural areas, as well as in big cities to promote safety among kids and children. For Youth IGF interview, Ife put herself in the spirit of online safety expert, one of her areas of action and told us about grassroots work she does with kids.
Liya Endale is a founder of Global Education Foundation and does a lot of work in rural Ethiopia. Liya told Youth IGF about rural schools during the pandemic situation and how they helped children to follow studies and not to become left behind. Internet and the ICTs played a crucial role.
Samwel Mjirima is a volunteer teacher in rural school in Tanzania, in a region called Mara. Samwel told the Youth IGF during the interview about how he teaches online safety at his school. He also described the situation with an Internet access which remains a huge issue, from time to time they have to walk more then 40min to reach the center of the village where they can get the Internet access and to really practice the ICT skills they got in class. Samwel approach to get his students and kids motivated is to make them real friends of him.