Sultanate Marks Safer Internet Day

The Sultanate, represented by the

Information Technology Authority (ITA), joins the rest of the world in

celebrating the Safer Internet Day, which is celebrated every first

Tuesday from February every year.

More than 100 countries are celebrating this international day and

this year it comes under the theme of (Create, Connect and Share

Respect: A Better Internet Starts with You).

On this occasion, ITA, represented by Oman CERT, is organizing a

one-day event at Muscat Grand Mall today from 5pm to 10pm including

a number of educational activities and workshops, targeting parents,

adults and kids from 5 to 18 years old. in addition, a number of

messages will be shared through ITA’s Social media accounts under

the hashtag #SID2018 to raise awareness on cyber security and

promote the culture of proper use of the Internet among adults.

The campaign will also address the internet risks for children and

youngest and the best ways to deal with them, as well as highlighting

the legal aspects in the use of the Internet in general and social media

channels specifically.

The Safer Internet Day (SID) has become a landmark event in the

online safety calendar. It started as an initiative of the EU SafeBorders

project in 2004 and taken up by the Insafe network as one of its earliest

actions in 2005, and then has gone beyond its geographical border to

be celebrated by all.

From cyberbullying to social networking, each year Safer Internet

Day aims to raise awareness of emerging online issues and chooses a

topic reflecting current concerns.

Source: Oman News Agency