Lagos – Nigeria, February 20th
Since 2016, W.TEC has marked the Safer Internet Day in Lagos with huge events which has a lasting impact on our youth. For 2019 W.TEC took it a step further from organising just one event to organising 3 events, partnering with other organisers and also conducting an online campaign.
The Safer Internet Day (SID) is marked globally, each year in February to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobiles by our youth. Over the years, Safer Internet Day (SID) has become a landmark event in the online safety calendar. Starting as an initiative of the EU SafeBorders project in 2004 and taken up by the Insafe network as one of its earliest actions in 2005, Safer Internet Day has grown beyond its traditional geographic zone and is now celebrated in approximately 140 countries worldwide.
From cyberbullying to social networking, each year Safer Internet Day aims to raise awareness of emerging online issues and chooses a topic reflecting current concerns. The theme for 2019 was ”Together for a better internet”
In light with this year’s theme, W.TEC organised a group of impactful events in two states in Nigeria to spread the gospel of SID. The focus of W.TEC’s 2019 programme is the highlighting the benefits of Social Media Etiquette by using the 4Rs of SID; Respect, Reasoning, Responsibility and Resilience.
W.TEC organised the following events to mark SID 2019:
1. A workshop on Social Media Etiquette for select students of 3 schools: Oke-Odo Junior Secondary school, Aiyetoro Senior Grammar school and from the host school, Herbert Macaulay Junior Secondary school all from Ebute-Metta.
2. A workshop on Social Media Etiquette and safer internet techniques for participants of W.TEC Academy
programme at Ilorin involving students at 9 schools.
3. A talk presentation on Social Media Etiquette and safer internet techniques at Queen’s College Yaba.
4. W.TEC’s Communications’ Officer – Adeyemi Odutola was a panelist at an SID panelist discussion session
organised by the Centre for Cyber Awareness and Development (CECAD) at Nigeria Internet Registration
5. Our Executive Director Mrs Oreoluwa Lesi was guest speaker at Child Online Safety Forum for children organised
by Child Online Safety NG.
6. An online campaign on Social Media Etiquette on all W.TEC’s social media platforms
In the past, W.TEC has partnered with Facebook to mark SID in Nigeria alongside other NGOs , CSOs and Government outfits.
Fpr 2019 W.TEC is proud to have made a huge impact in making the internet better for a lot more youngsters out there.