DE­FEND­ING THE CY­BERSPACE

Digi Re­leased Se­cond Cy­ber­SAFE On­line Safety Sur­vey Re­port

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Last month, Digi re­vealed the find­ings from its Cy­ber­SAFE in Schools 2015 sur­vey, which per­tains to the on­line safety of Malaysia. The re­port, which is com­piled in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Cy­ber­Se­cu­rity Malaysia and the Min­istry of Education, lists down de­tails and the grow­ing con­cern of cy­ber safety and dig­i­tal re­siliency among the school­child­ren of Malaysia.

“We are en­cour­aged with the find­ings from this year's sur­vey re­sults as com­pared to the find­ings from the one con­ducted in 2013. It is dis­cov­ered that gen­er­ally, there is a pos­i­tive pat­tern in chil­dren's on­line be­hav­ior and they are now more aware of the var­i­ous cat­e­gories of on­line risk and are able to choose dif­fer­ent and mul­ti­ple strate­gies to ad­dress th­ese prob­lems. Find­ings also re­vealed that the chil­dren will avoid neg­a­tive sites and are un­likely to en­gage in new risks such as ac­cess­ing sui­cide or self-harm sites and more im­por­tantly, ex­er­cise self con­trol in re­la­tion to harm­ful web­sites and know who to ap­proach for as­sis­tance,” Philip Ling, Digi's Pro­gram Man­ager for Sus­tain­abil­ity com­mented.

“This is a tes­ta­ment to the pos­i­tive im­pact of our con­sis­tent ef­forts to ed­u­cate the school­child­ren. As part of our Em­power So­ci­eties ini­tia­tives, Digi is ded­i­cated in our ef­forts to con­tin­u­ously nur­ture a safer in­ter­net en­vi­ron­ment for Malaysian chil­dren through build­ing dig­i­tal re­silience and fos­ter­ing re­spon­si­ble dig­i­tal cit­i­zen­ship among them.”

Philip Ling, Digi's Cy­ber­SAFE Pro­gram Man­ager, and Ola-Jo Tan­dre, Di­rec­tor for Cor­po­rate Re­spon­si­bil­ity of Te­lenor, hold­ing the Cy­ber­SAFE in Schools 2015 sur­vey re­port.

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