A safety net

Qatar Today - - SPOTLIGHT -

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.

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