Madagascar celebrates Safer Internet Day for the first time
- Telma Foundation, the Malagasy Safer Internet Day Committee
Each year the world celebrates Safer Internet Day (SID) on 11 February. Initiated by the Insafe network of European Safer Internet Centres (SICs), this event aims to raise awareness of the safe use of internet for vulnerable users, such as children and young people.
With 50 per cent of its population under the age of 18 and its number of internet users growing each year, Madagascar faces great challenges when it comes to improving the safety of its internet users.
The SID 2020 celebrations saw the birth of the Malagasy SID Committee, which was created thanks to the Telma Foundation, the Ministry of Education and Technical and Vocational Teaching (MENETP), UNICEF, as well as "Télécom Sans Frontières" – an non-governmental organisation represented in Madagascar by IT Cup Center.
To mark this event, the children of the employees of Axian Group participated in a debate, attended a workshop and enjoyed activities focusing on the use of the internet and new information and communication technologies (ICT). Participants were able to better understand the issues at stake and to identify the best practices to browse the internet safely.
For more information, visit the profile page of Telma Foundation, the Malagasy SID Committee.
- International Centre for Leadership Development Nigeria, the Nigerian Safer Internet Day Committee
In Nigeria, thanks to the work of the International Centre for Leadership Development Nigeria (ICLDNG), Safer Internet Day (SID) was celebrated in six cities across the six geopolitical zones: Lagos, Kano, Makurdi, Owerri, Port Harcourt, Calabar, Benin City and Abuja FCT.
- French Safer Internet Centre
On Tuesday, 11 February 2020, Safer Internet Day was marked in 170 countries around the world – the French Safer Internet Centre (SIC) was part of the celebrations, with one specificity however; in France, Safer Internet Day lasts for an entire month.
- BIK Team
On Tuesday, 11 February 2020, we celebrated the 17th edition of Safer Internet Day (SID), with events and activities taking place right across the globe in over 170 countries, and with many organisational supporters too.