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Safer Internet Day 2013

Doha Tweetups and ictQATAR’s ICT and Society team are jointly hosting an event to celebrate Safer Internet Day on February 5th. We hope to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially among children and young people in Qatar. Learn something new about online safety, and network with your peers at Doha's best social networking event.

Event Theme: Online Rights and Responsibilities

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ICT connects people in a way that enrich their lives, drive economic development, creates new opportunities for people and inspires confidence in the future. The Internet offers an entertaining and informative space, especially for young people. But too often they forget that the online world has the same risks as the real world. It is vital to raise Internet users’ understanding and ability to use the Internet safely and responsibly.

Online rights and responsibilities

‘Rights and Responsibilities’ are core aspects of Internet safety, i.e. understanding your online rights and responsibilities and behaving properly will help protect you from all kind of social, psychological, emotional and even technical harm. ictQATAR has three main areas of focus for this year’s campaigns: online privacy, online anonymity and information sharing.

The Supreme Council of Information and Communication Technology (ictQATAR) is committed to helping people in Qatar stay safe online, with a primary focus on children. Staying safe online requires the involvement of the entire community. ictQATAR is working directly with teachers and parents to educate them about keeping their children safe online, while being smart in their own practices.