24 March 2022
MCIT Holds Training Program on Fundamentals of Digital Citizenship, Online Safety



The Central Department for Digital Community Development at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) organized a training program on the fundamentals of digital citizenship and online safety, in cooperation with Misr Public Library (MPL), on March 22-23. The program was organized within the framework of the Digital Citizenship initiative.
 
The training program was provided for parents and guardians. It included an explanation of digital citizenship and its main pillars, fundamentals, and various applications.
 
The program was organized as part of MCIT efforts to raise awareness of digital citizenship and online safety, and build the skills of young people and adolescents in both fields so they can actively participate in achieving digital transformation and attaining sustainable development.
 
The Digital Citizenship initiative is aimed at creating safe digital citizens, building their digital capabilities, and raising awareness of the rights and responsibilities in a digital world. In addition, the initiative aims to encourage positive online behavior and reduce undesirable ones to achieve optimal and proper use of technology.
 
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 promote online safety. Accordingly, the Digital Citizenship initiative has been launched to promote the safe and effective use of technology, especially for children and youth, and to introduce ways and methods of online safety by raising awareness and creating a safe cyberspace.
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