Safer internet for kids! Ooredoo Kuwait is committed to teaching children and youth how to use the Internet effectively, starting with Al-Bayan Bilingual School and the American International School of Kuwait.
Kuwait City, Kuwait: Ooredoo Kuwait recently launched the Safer Internet Week initiative to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology by children and young people worldwide. As part of Ooredoo’s social responsibility, we want to educate the young generation on how to get the best experiences and opportunities from the online world.
In the modern and highly digitized reality we live in, the internet has become an indispensable tool to acquire knowledge and skills for children. Once they learn to securely access digital information resources, they can use the power of the Internet in ways that will positively impact their personal and academic lives.
At Ooredoo we care about the online safety of our users and we challenge ourselves to build a reliable and trustworthy network. We try to prevent internet abuse and digital crime by creating a safer, connected world for children and young people. And to help them discover a wealth of information and opportunities online.
Celebrating Ooredoo’s Director of Technology/Capability Management attending the launch of Safer Internet Week, Dina Saeed Subuh said, “Today I spoke on AIS about an initiative that is being celebrated around the world to raise public awareness of the importance of online -Enhancing security and promoting a safer internet for everyone, especially children.
In many ways, the goals of Safer Internet Day align with Ooredoo’s social responsibility and mission. As an internet and data provider, we have a duty to promote public awareness and understanding of the risks, rules, safeguards and rights related to the processing of personal data, including in the online world, especially among children.
The rapidly evolving nature of the digital environment means it is vital that children are equipped with the awareness, knowledge and skills needed to deal with the challenges and risks (including those associated with the use of their personal information ) arising from your interaction with the latest apps and online and connected services. Although Safer Internet Day addresses broader online safety concerns such as harmful online content and cyberbullying, it is clear that online safety and privacy are two sides of the same coin. For example, if you are aware of the risks of sharing your personal information with strangers online, it will inevitably contribute to your online (and indeed physical) security.
AIS & BBS are two of the most prestigious schools in Kuwait. They share a common goal; Build educational systems that are geared to the needs of children. Although continuous efforts must be made for them, Ooredoo Telecom created this initiative to help them achieve their common goals.
In order to develop students’ skills through education, we need to understand their daily needs, especially in relation to the Internet. Today, most children rely on the internet for education and entertainment, so this collaboration is vital.
In a statement by Kelsy Cummings, PYP coordinator, on Ooredoo’s efforts to promote safer internet use, Dina Subuh gave our 2nd and 3rd graders excellent tips on how to stay safe online and how to do it responsibly to be able to use. After her presentation, Dina tested the students’ internet safety knowledge through a fun interactive game! Thank you Ooredoo for this beautiful initiative.”
A further statement from Nada Darwish, Principal of BBS: “We, the primary school of the BBS family, support Ooredoo’s Safer Internet Week initiative and are delighted to be a part of it. The Primary School at BBS has always promoted and raised awareness of a safer and more positive internet experience for our students and we are grateful to Ooredoo for this great opportunity to help students understand this. The internet can be a world of endless possibilities and useful information for our children if we teach them how to use it safely. Dina Subuh gave an exciting workshop with students. She provided the right information in an entertaining way.”
ABOUT OOREDOO KUWAIT:
OOREDOO KUWAIT WAS ESTABLISHED IN DECEMBER 1999 AS THE SECOND OPERATOR IN THE COUNTRY. TODAY, SINCE THEN, THE COMPANY OFFERS MOBILE, BROADBAND INTERNET AND CORPORATE MANAGED SERVICES TAILORED TO THE NEEDS OF CUSTOMERS AND BUSINESSES. THE COMPANY OPERATES NUMEROUS TELECOMMUNICATIONS OPERATORS IN THE REGION: OOREDOO ALGERIA, OOREDOO TUNIS, OOREDOO MALDIVES AND OOREDOO PALESTINE. OOREDOO KUWAIT IS A MEMBER OF THE INTERNATIONAL OOREDOO GROUP HEADQUARTERS IN DOHA, QATAR.