About our SID activities
On Safer Internet Day (SID) 2019, WebOrganic, a brand name of Information Technology Resource Centre Limited promoting cyber wellness and digital literacy in Hong Kong, launched the programme of "PaMa Café: My Kids x Internet"(PaMa Café) to support the local families on parenting on internet use with sponsorship from Google Hong Kong. Partnering with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (PCPD) as supporting organisation, e-zone as media partner and seven local Community Partners as Operators, PaMa Café had reached out 1,200 beneficiaries from 410 families and received very positive feedback. Parents who joined the programme reflected that they were empowered to be more confident in dealing with their kids in regards to internet use.
The result is very encouraging as we know it is a real challenging in promoting parenting works especially in the use of internet. On review of service needs in the community and positive feedback in the last year, WebOrganic extends the scope and depth of PaMa Café to engage more parents and families throughout various channels on SID 2020. Focusing on parent education, PaMa Café of SID 2020 will be further developed and enhanced based on last year's framework.
What we are doing to support the SID 2020 slogan of "Together for a better internet"…
The main goal of this programme is to create sharing and reflection occasions for parents, who never think of their family policy, who have doubts or got lost, and who are encountering confrontation in the parent-child relationship caused by the internet use.
The programme will reach out the parents and families in a series of activities to achieve these objectives:
a. create a parenting idea exchange and reflection occasion for stress relief and mutual support among parents;
b. offer new perspectives on the use of the internet for parents;
c. empower parents to be more confident and tactful in parenting on internet use;
d. promote good practice of internet awesome families, such as how to guide the kids to share with care, protect privacy data, differentiate the fake news, etc;
e. refer suitable services for parents who need professional intervention and support.
Established in 2011, WebOrganic is a wholly-owned subsidiary social enterprise's brand of the Hong Kong Council of Social Service. WebOrganic aims to empower the needy in ICT applications by enhancing their accessibility, knowledge and skills, and digital literacy to achieve digital inclusion. Regardless of age, race, economic or physical condition, people should have chance to access to and take use of ICT for their learning and daily living, so as to enhance their quality of life. Partnering with the sectors of government, commercial, social service, education and professional bodies, WebOrganic strives to offer dynamic programmes and activities to narrow the digital divide in society.