bywhysee21-09-201611:51 AM - edited 28-09-201606:54 PM
Advancing into the digital age, users are increasingly vulnerable to bullying, thanks to anonymity that the internet affords them. “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” But it’s the exact opposite on the Internet, where people have mean things to say without thinking about the effect it has on the other person on the receiving end.
It remains our responsibility to ensure that kids stay safe online, and that their online experience is an enriching and positive one every step of the way into adulthood. As with all powerful tools, we must ensure that our kids are taught to use the Internet safely and responsibly, without endangering themselves or others.
If you’re a parent, caretaker or you spend time with kids who are near and dear to you, here are a few interesting key facts you need to be aware of:
83% of school kids are vulnerable to online risks due to minimal protective actions taken.
70% are not concerned with the invasion of privacy or anonymity of the person they interact with.
64% feel that sending improper SMS-es, posting inappropriate photos, and pretending to be someone else are not cyberbullying.
*Statistics are according to the largest national survey on cyber safety among schoolchildren in Malaysia in 2014.
To take it one step further in our Cybersafe initiative, we’re organizing an “Us vs. Cyber-bullying Event” on the 1st of October (Saturday), from 10am – 5pm, and we would love for you to join us.
We’ll be partnering with MBPJ, MCMC, Generasi Gemilang, Unicef, PDRM, CyberSecurity, Protect & Save the Children, Women:Girls, and Childline, who share our ambitions in creating a safer digital space. There will be plenty of games for the whole family! It’s a great opportunity for your kids to learn about cybersafety and the dangers that surround this issue, in an interactive manner, with the opportunity to win FREEBIES and goodies!
Here are some of the fun activities for you and your kids:
What’s more, there will be food trucks and performances from music acts, such as Nur Amira, Sawyer, Thomas & Jack, Elecoldxhot, KRU, Back2Basixx, Johanis, Juztin Lan, Khai Bahar, Ky Tha, and Salam Muzik!
Thomas & Jack
See you there! Visit our event page here to see the full agenda and get updates
Where: PJ Boulevard (Next to Menara MBPJ)
When: 1st October 2016 (Saturday), 10am – 5pm Who can come: The whole family!
Want to know how you can keep your family safe now? Check out our Family Safety app here! Family Safety is a solution for people who want to know that their children or elderly relatives are safe at all times. Parental controls give parents additional ability to put restrictions in place for how their children use their smartphones.