26 July 2022
MCIT Organizes Training on Digital Citizenship 101, Online Safety, ‘Be Internet Legends’ Program


The Central Department of Digital Community Development at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) is organizing a Training of Trainers (ToT) program in the fundamentals of digital citizenship, online safety, and the "Be Internet Legends" program by Google. Training is carried out on July 25-27, in collaboration with the Bishopric of Public, Ecumenical and Social Services (BLESS).
 
The program is in line with MCIT strategy for promoting digital literacy more safely and effectively among youth to attain sustainable development and build Digital Egypt.
 
Targeting master trainers, the program introduces and raises awareness of the fundamentals of digital citizenship, and its main features: digital empathy, digital footprint, critical thinking, privacy management, and cybersecurity management.
 
Other topics covered include how to stop cyberbullying among adolescents and children, manage screen time, and protect digital identity. Applications of those features are also provided during the training.
 
The program, in addition, involves a presentation on the toolkit provided within the scheme of work of Be Internet Legends, a program by Google aimed at helping children be safe and confident explorers of the online world. The program gives the tools and methods needed to teach children Internet safety.
 
It is worth noting that MCIT, along with local and global partners, has been exerting huge efforts to help protect adolescents and children in the cyberspace by raising awareness of the dangers associated with the use of the Internet, especially social media, combating violence and cybercrime, encouraging the use of safety programs, and promoting online safety.
 
One of those efforts was launching the Digital Citizenship initiative. The aim is to promote the safe and effective use of technology, especially for adolescents and children, and introduce different methods of online safety by raising awareness and creating a safe cyberspace.
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