Parents Roundtable with Facebook
Facebook in partnership with Cybersafe Foundation will be hosting a virtual Facebook Parents Roundtable on the June 19th, 2021. This roundtable meeting is particularly crucial as we recognise parents as a key demographic for children’s safety online and would like to take the opportunity to be part of the policy-making process.
This roundtable meeting aimed at;
- Training parents on basic safety policies and tools available on the Facebook platform that they can use to help their child stay safe online.
- Gathering insight from parents on ways that we can improve the Parent resource we have built and our dissemination regarding their children’s online safety.
Cybersafe Foundation joined the rest of the world to celebrate the 18th edition of Safer Internet day, themed “Together for a better internet”. The day called upon all stakeholders to come together to make the internet a safer and better place for all, especially children and young people.
To commemorate the day, Cybersafe Foundation alongside partners, hosted three virtual sessions to drive awareness on salient cybersecurity issues and risks children face, given their increased exposure to technology and remediation/protective measures.
The three sessions were for children, teens and parents respectively and delivered key online safety messages in an educative and entertaining way, leveraging storytelling, songs and games.
The Safe Digital Community During COVID-19 (SDCDC-19) is a program organised by Cybersafe Foundation in partnership with the UK Government through its Foreign Development and Commonwealth office (FDCO).
The world has experienced an increasing number of malicious cyber actors exploiting the current COVID-19 pandemic, targeting Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) with COVID-19 related scams, and phishing emails, including essential services like healthcare organizations.
While cyber risks cut across board, SMEs particularly are a vulnerable group chiefly because, majority do not have technology, people, or processes in place to detect or defend against cyberattacks. Consequently, SMEs will be the worst prepared and worst hit by successful cyber-attacks.
The SDCDC-19 project is designed to equip SMEs with the knowledge and skills required to identify, protect, detect, defend, and respond to cyber threats, enabling a safe digital community in Nigeria. So far, we have trained 9354 employees from 4528 SME’S in two cohorts.