Liberia Safer Internet Day Committee - Youth Internet Governance Forum

Last updated: 2023-01-18

About our SID activities

Initial plans include a media launch of SID-Liberia in partnership with the West Africa ICT Action Network and partners including Press Union of Liberia, the Ministry of Post and Telecommunication, and partner telecommunication companies in Liberia. This week-long event will be held in Monrovia with representatives from civil society, technical and academia, as well as media. A forum around Safer Internet Forum in Liberia be held to present research findings on internet development efforts in Liberia and how internet accessibility is a challenge to education during this COVID-19 period.
There will also be visits to schools to interact with children on the subject of internet and how it will contribute to a better understanding of risks on the internet. Consideration will also be given to how ICT integration in the educational curriculum in Liberians will help to enhance the safety of children online, and a one-day meeting with teachers from selected schools in Monrovia will take place.

What we are doing to support the SID 2023 slogan of "Together for a better internet"…

The Liberia Safer Internet Day initiative-On Safer Internet Day in Liberia, we will be working together to create a better internet for everyone. This includes promoting the safe and responsible use of technology, raising awareness about online safety and security, and empowering individuals and communities to use the internet in a positive and meaningful way. We will be hosting events and activities to educate people about the importance of protecting their personal information online, and we will be working with schools, organizations, and community groups to promote a safe and inclusive online environment. By coming together and working towards a common goal, we can create a better internet for all.
To demonstrate how all stakeholders support the aims of the SID campaign - The Liberia Safer Internet Day initiative we will be working together to create a better internet by raising awareness about online safety and security. This includes promoting the responsible and respectful use of technology, educating the public about online privacy and cybersecurity, and providing resources and support for those who may have been affected by online harassment or abuse. By coming together and taking action, we can create a safer and more inclusive internet for all. 

What we are doing to mark the 20th anniversary of Safer Internet Day…

SID@20 , The Liberia Safer Internet Day initiative  our  focus   will be key  issues and challenges facing internet users in Liberia from 2022, and will aim to promote online safety and security for all. In the 2023 celebrations we will include online privacy, cyberbullying, digital literacy, and online security, among others.

About us

Liberia Child Online Safety Dialogue Forum (LCOSD) series for 2023 is based on the premise that every child deserves the benefits of modern connected life, and that all users of the internet have the right to freely and safely enjoy the connectivity and solutions it offers. The Liberia Child Online Safety Dialogue 2023 will build on the gains of 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 , 2021 ,2022 and 2023  to deepen the discussion on local content to support policymakers on child Online Safety policy in Liberia.
We expect children across Liberia, as well as young people, to enjoy these rights in a responsible manner. To ensure responsible use of digital communications, we are guided in our efforts by working with our lead partner organization TAC (Together Against Cybersecurity, a global organisation), and law enforcement authorities dedicated to managing this complex matter.
Peterking Quaye is the Executive Director of West Africa ICT Action Network and Senior Ambassador - Youth IGF Movement–Liberia. We believe that we can contribute to bringing a positive outcome for children who are more vulnerable and depend on adults to safeguard their rights, in terms of their rights, development, and well-being, while minimizing any adverse risks and impacts that this right can pose for children.
The internet has created a wonderful new world for learning, working and playing. Team members of West Africa ICT Action Network, Youth IGF-Liberia, along with young ambassadors of the local chapters offices, partners Konnect -Liberia, West Africa ICT Action Network-Liberia working with government and volunteers will be available to oversee activities and to help educate the populations of our targeted schools on the measures to take to be safe online. And, furthermore, we will provide social media safety training for students and vulnerable internet users in selected communities across the counties. With our live and online events, we'll promote discussion about the positive and negative sides of the internet and further reflection.
During Safer Internet Day (SID) 2023 in Liberia, we'll meet people with interesting ideas on safer internet issues, while on our website and social media channels, we'll provide a platform for organisations to share their events. We'll also take part in international campaign activities.

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