The program will train students on the importance of online safety while providing them with guides and practical tips. It will educate the youth on topics that border on online-self-awareness and how to behave as a good digital citizen when online.
Asikana Network will be in charge of instructing eZibo’s basic curriculum. It will also instruct Facebook’s lessons on safety and manage the resources available to learners. The program will be a 2 hr/day session after-school hours between September and December 2019 where the set of materials provided by Asikana Network and Facebook will be delivered.
The training will be carried out across 30 schools in 6 provinces of Lusaka, Central, Eastern, Southern, Western and Copperbelt. The training will be open to the general public across 6 community schools within these 6 provinces.
Emilar Gandhi, Head of Public Policy for the SADC region at Facebook said, “the Internet is a gateway to a world of economic opportunities, educational possibilities and friendships for many young Zambians.”
“It is also important for them to learn how to protect their personal information and to safeguard themselves online. Increasing awareness and ensuring that young people feel empowered is important and something we’re committed to”, he added.
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