Liberia Safer Internet Day Committee | West Africa ICT Action Network

Last updated: 2024-01-23

About our SID activities

This year's event will be held in Monrovia and part of Liberia with representatives from civil society, technical and academia, and media. A forum around the Safer Internet Forum in Liberia will be held to present research findings on internet development efforts in Liberia and how internet accessibility is a challenge to education.
There will also be visits to schools to interact with children on the 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 Liberians' educational curriculum will help enhance children's safety online, and a one-day meeting with teachers from selected schools in Monrovia will take place.
The Liberia Safer Internet Day initiative will host a national quiz competition with top schools on online safety for students/youth and children. Our focus will be key issues of online safety and internet users in Liberia and will aim to promote online safety and security for all. In the 2024 celebrations, we will include online privacy, cyberbullying, digital literacy, and online security, among others.

What we are doing to create a better internet...

The West Africa ICT Action Network ( Liberia ) will partner with the Liberia Safer Internet Day Committee -On Safer Internet Day 2024  in Liberia, we will work 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 positively and meaningfully. 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. We can create a safer and more inclusive internet for all by coming together and taking action. 

About us

Liberia Child Online Safety Dialogue Forum (LCOSD) series for 2024 is based on the premise that every child deserves the benefits of a 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, 2023 and now 2024  to deepen the discussion on online safety issues and how to support policymakers on child Online Safety policy in Liberia.

We expect children across Liberia, as well as young people, to enjoy these rights responsibly. To ensure responsible use of digital communications, we are guided in our efforts by working with our lead partner organisation 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 minimising 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 chapter's offices with committee members organisations. 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. 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.

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Email address
info@waictanet.org

Contact name
Peterking Quaye

Contact email
info@waictanet.org

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