Safe Internet & School Outreach Program
By virtue of being a responsible digital service provider, Telenor Pakistan is a strong proponent of the fact that our users be equipped not just with the means to access the Internet, but with the right information and support system to be able to navigate this new world safely.
The Safe Internet Program is designed to empower girls and boys to use Information Communication Technology (ICT) and the Internet responsibly in a safe manner. It promotes responsible and safe on-line behavior of children through building their capacity in self-protection online through play based interactive awareness sessions and modules.
It also enhances the capacity of project staff, teachers, School Management Council members and students on child protection via workshops and engagements.
Telenor Pakistan engages with broader stakeholders including relevant government departments, civil society and media to sensitize them on the importance and effective use of online safety guidelines.
The program covers two major areas:
- School outreach & awareness
- Preventing the spread of Child Sexual abuse material
Building on the success of Telenor’s School Rehab & Improvement Project, which provided physical infrastructure to schools destroyed by floods, Safe Internet Program was launched in the newly rehabilitated schools to provide virtual access and awareness on safe internet usage through “Safe Internet Parents Guide.” Puppet shows and role plays were also part of the awareness sessions. The program will reach approximately 17,000 children and elementary School teachers in 4 Districts in Punjab, Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) in collaboration with our implementation partner, Plan International Inc. (Pakistan office), over a period of 12 months starting from September, 2016 to August, 2017. Also as a new theme within humqadam and Customer First Day we have been able to reach more than 5000 students.
Embedding the safe internet theme in I- Champ 2017 program, Telenor is aiming to cover around 1600 secondary schools in 76 districts of 4 provinces, Gilgit Baltistan and Azad Kashmir. An estimated 600,000 students will be trained by experts under this program.