Grameenphone on Thursday announced that it was going to expand its campaign of raising awareness on safe internet usage with the partnership of BRAC, said a news release.
The leading mobile phone operator made the announcement at a press conference held in Dhaka.
The ‘Safe Internet’ programme has been designed to mainly raise awareness, about how school children can safely navigate the internet and teach them some of the ‘Do’s’ and ‘Don’ts’.
Grameenphone has so far reached 80,000 children in 500 schools across Bangladesh with the programme through activations in schools and distribution of guidebooks on the safe and responsible use of the internet.
This year, the organisation, in partnership with BRAC, has set an aim to reach a further 50,000 children in 250 schools around Bangladesh. BRAC was also the partner of the earlier initiative, the release added.
Mahmud Hossain, chief corporate affairs officer at Grameenphone, said, ‘Being a provider of digital services in Bangladesh, GP considers it a responsibility to ensure that people, especially children, get the best out of the digital technology at their disposal. Our safe internet programme, which is currently in its fourth year, is targeted towards achieving this objective.’
Asif Saleh, senior director (strategy, communication and empowerment) at BRAC said, ‘BRAC is delighted to partner with GP in raising awareness among children and guardians about responsible use of the internet. We believe that together, we will be able to reach the target number of 50,000 this year so that our future leaders have a better chance of growing up educated and socially responsible.’
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