HONG KONG Safer Internet Day Committee
Safer Internet Day Hong Kong
Since last October, WebOrganic has been running a number of student projects under its Seed School Program. These seed schools are information technology pilot in order to promote e-learning. Within such a scope, internet safety and responsibility is a vast topic. In January, the seed schools went through a project competition on the topic of Internet safety and privacy. It aims to build up the awareness and to promote the message throughout the community.
Meanwhile, a number of District Cyber Centres have been organising safer internet training for housewives and elderly citizen in the community. Obviously, they have a different online experience and security measure to the teenagers. On February 11, an exhibition and presentation programme will be held at Fung Tak Shopping Centre surrounding the theme: “Discover the digital world together... safely!”. It is a platform for community members in different age group to exchange their experience and views over the use of Internet.
Date: 11th February 2012 (Saturday)
Time: 10:00 – 18:00 (Exhibition), 15:00-16:00 (Presentation and Ceremony)
Venue: 3/F., Fung Tak Shopping Centre, Diamond Hill
About the organisers
The Safer Internet Day 2012 is co-organised by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS) and WebOrganic.
HKCSS has been promoting Digital Inclusion & equitable ICT policies in information society through Information Technology Resource Centre (ITRC) over the past 10 years. A number of renowned projects like Digital Solidarity Fund (DSF) and District Cyber Centres Alliance (DCCA) are building up a sustainable community informatics circumstance by bringing corporate, government and NGO together.
The DCCA scheme starts in 2009. It is a tripartite partnership with the concerted effort of non-government organizations (NGOs), business community and Government, to further bridge the digital divide exists in Hong Kong. The affiliated centres shared the same vision to help narrow the digital divide and integrate the target beneficiary groups into the information society. They aim to bring all kind of ICT services mainly to the women and elderly, from literacy training to internet safety issues.
WebOrganic is a new initiative sponsored by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO) to provide students who are from low-income families with e-learning support. During the implementation the programme, WebOrganic also helps to identify the needs and resources required for the implementation of e-learning in schools in order to develop a series of strategies to ensure comprehensive internet learning support is provided while offering help to the students in need at the same time.
The objective of "WebOrganic Seed School Program" is to attract primary and secondary schools as “Seed Schools” (Information Technology pilot schools) in order to promote e-learning. We have obtained full support from a number of renowned international and local IT companies and publishers for their assistance, to provide the “Seed Schools” with support for the application and implementation in the future and also encourage students to leverage this opportunity and become e-learning gurus!