With the increasing trend of children interacting online, it is important to provide relevant information to parents and educators to help them enable children to take appropriate measures to stay safe online while exploring the internet with confidence.
Products like Google ́s Be Internet Awesome and Family Link provide helpful tips and resources that equip parents and educators with the tools required to not only discuss online safety with confidence, but to also help children become digitally responsible.
Earlier this year, Fortune Mgwili-Sibanda (Public Policy and Government Relations Manager, Africa, at Google) said:
“The devices we use every day open the door for families to explore, learn and play together online, but they can also bring a new set of worries for parents and caregivers.
Cyberbullying, sexting, scams and the like may harm children. Some have even resorted to self-harm. If we are going to stop this from happening, raising awareness and educating children, parents and teachers about how to be safe online is critical.
For parents, setting digital ground rules is important, but it can be tricky to maintain those rules, because parents are busy. Some parents also feel at a technological disadvantage because their technical know-how is limited. Others think that tools to help keep their children safe online are expensive and difficult to manage.”
Through our partnership with The Cape Town Science Centre, we (Phambano Technology Development Centre NPC) will be hosting a series of virtual online safety sessions from October to early December and invite you to attend!
Virtual Online Safety Roadshow FAQs
- What is the duration of the training session? 90 minutes.
- Do I need to pay to attend the session? No, the session is free to attend.
- What do I need to stream the session? An internet ready device such as a smartphone, laptop or desktop; WIFI connection to enable streaming; Earphones if you don’t want to use your device speakers.
- Do I need to register to attend a session? Yes. We request that you register to attend the session so that we can send you a calendar invite and unique webinar link.
- Who may attend these sessions? Parents and Educators may attend – please see below schedule for specific training dates for each group.
- Is this training from Phambano Technology Development Centre NPC only available in South Africa? Yes.
- Will the sessions be interactive? Yes! We will encourage parents and teachers to ask online safety related questions during the session while participating in interactive cyber safety quizzes.
- Will the sessions be recorded? No.
- 01 December 2020 | 9am – 10:30am (Morning Session)
- 03 December 2020 | 9am – 10:30am (Morning Session)
- 05 December 2020 | 10am – 11:30am (Morning Session)
- 01 December 2020 | 5:00pm – 6:30pm (Afternoon Session)
- 03 December 2020 | 5:00pm – 6:30pm (Afternoon Session)
- 05 December 2020 | 3pm – 4:30pm (Afternoon Session)