Digital Safety awareness workshops held in govt schools
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Tik Tok and Zindagi Trust on Monday continued to promote digital safety awareness in Pakistan through workshops in government schools, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
TikTok and Zindagi Trust have their commitment to creating awareness among the masses, how they can become responsible digital citizens.
Both conduct over 20 workshops in their adopted government schools, impacting nearly 1,800 students, teachers, and parents who have learned about critical aspects of online safety.
A number of workshops were conducted at the SMB Fatima Jinnah School and the Khatoon-e-Pakistan School in Karachi, with the aim of disseminating information on how to navigate the digital world securely.
Close to 1,000 students, aged 13+, attended the workshops, along with 200 teachers and more than 600 parents, to discuss and learn about best practices of internet usage and how they can become responsible digital citizens, to cultivate a safe online community across the nation.
The workshops covered a range of topics including; safety features available on TikTok for parents and students, harmful behaviours prevalent on social media, ways to share appropriate information, identifying fake news and misinformation, and reporting mechanisms to report illicit and harmful content. These workshops also provided an extensive guide on how to be a responsible digital citizen keeping in mind the diverse facets of the digital realm. Awareness regarding countering problems such as falling prey to fake news, cyber harassment, and scamming was shared.
Furthermore, the attendees were debriefed on different protection and correction mechanisms, local cyber laws, and reporting platforms.
It is pertinent that Zindagi Trust is also using its official account on Tik Tok to publish its informative videos and create awareness among the public regarding online safety.