Women's Technology Empowerment Centre – W.TEC

Staying Safe Online

Welcome to W.TEC’s Staying Safe Online programme. The programme focuses on equipping beneficiaries with Cyber Safety Techniques for girls and women.

At W.TEC, we believe that everyone has the right to use the internet and technology safely and responsibly, without the fear of cyber threats. This programme is designed to focus on equiping girls and women with the necessary skills to protect themselves online.

In addition, we deem this programme special due to the fact that Cyber safety is important because the internet has become an integral part of our daily lives. It is a platform for socializing, learning, working, and entertainment. However, it can also be a dangerous place where cybercriminals can steal personal information, harass, bully, and commit other online crimes.

The programme for W.TEC is operated majorly twice a year for the following:

1. Safer Internet Day  (Marked February 7th)

2. 16 Days of Activism  (November 20th – December 15 )

Staying Safe Online Day:

W.TEC partners with organisations to host day long educational programmes for youths in the school to help them appreciate been a civil and law abiding citizen online as well as learning all about cyber safety techniques. In the past W.TEC has partnered with Facebook to host school children in Lagos.

16 Days of Activism  (November 20th – December 15 )

W.TEC organises series of Staying safe online workshops for ladies and girls in higher institutions and secondary schools respectively to familiarize our women and girls with staying safe-online techniques, this has been done by W.TEC annually for the past 12years.