A safety net
Vodafone Qatar organised a treasure hunt at Gulf Mall and Hyatt Plaza to inform parents about how to keep their children safe in the digital world and to encourage them to have an open dialogue with their children about these matters.
The treasure hunts involve a number of puzzles about the digital world today that parents need to solve in collaboration with their children to win prizes. This comes under the banner of AmanTECH, Vodafone's aid programme for online child safety. Launched in May 2014, AmanTech, which stands for “safe tech world”, aims at promoting digital literacy amongst parents and improving children's digital safety. In 2017, AmanTech will continue to reach out to parents and children aged between 5 and 17 years. The programme will adopt a three-pronged approach with a focus on awareness, education and technical support. This will entail ongoing school parental workshops, an online source for information and tips for parents, online magazines, in addition to aa digital parenting guide available online.