7 February 2022
MCIT Organizes ‘Digital Citizenship, Online Protection Basic Skills’ Training Program



The Central Department for Digital Community Development at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) is holding a two-day training program on the “basic skills of digital citizenship and online protection,” on February 6-7. The program is organized in collaboration with Misr Public Library, as part of the Digital Citizenship initiative.
 
The program is in line with MCIT strategy for promoting a safe and effective digital culture to attain sustainable development and build Digital Egypt. The program is, also, organized within the framework of the Safer Internet Day (SID), which is celebrated in February.
 
The program targets young people aged between 15 and 20. It helps introduce and raise awareness of the fundamentals of digital citizenship and its core principles, including digital empathy, digital footprint, critical thinking, privacy management, cybersecurity management, fighting cyberbullying against children and youth, screen time management, and digital identity. The program, also, aims to review practical applications of those skills and how to apply and deal with them. At the end of the training program, the trainees will receive a certificate of completion.
 
For years, MCIT has been working with local and international partners to develop measures to protect young people and children online by raising awareness of the dangers associated with the use of the internet, especially social media, combating violence and cybercrime, promoting the use of safety programs, and working to spread methods of protection and fortification of society.
 
Accordingly, the Digital Citizenship initiative was launched to promote the safe and effective use of technology, especially for children and youth, and to disseminate ways and methods of online protection and safety by raising citizens’ awareness and creating a safe online environment.
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