The Safer Internet Day was created in an ongoing effort to combat potential malicious online activity facing the average connected user. As a resource, the internet is a wonderful place for children to learn, explore ideas, and express themselves creatively. The internet is also key in a child’s social development, helping to strengthen communication skills, for example, when playing games or chatting with friends.
While the internet can be a valuable educational resource, it can also be a fertile breeding ground for criminal activity. Children are becoming more active online and at a younger age. But what can start as an innocent internet search can expose children to risks that cause confusion and upset. The key to combatting any significant risk is education, being aware of the dangers, protecting against them, and identifying the warning signs.
On 11 February 2023, we collaborated with Cyberlite to conduct a hands-on workshop for twenty-five children from SINDA and Acronis. The children assumed the role of a coveted tech entrepreneur, tasked to create a new gaming app with security features to create a cyber-safe and positive world for themselves. Through role-playing and participative discussions, the children were fully immersed in the activities from start to end.
I am proud to support and contribute to this indispensable workshop. We cannot ignore the importance of ensuring our children engage and use the internet safely.
Aliona Geckler, SVP Business Operations & Chief of Staff
The internet has been intrinsically woven into our lives, including children’s. As a result, ensuring we are helping keep children stay safe and #CyberFit online in Singapore has never been more urgent.
Acronis Cyber Foundation Program welcomes individuals, groups, and companies to partner with us to work side-by-side with underserved communities to bring them hope through education.
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