Nigeria Safer Internet Day Committee - International Centre for Leadership Development Nigeria
About our SID activities
We are planning a conference on internet safety for young people, teachers and government officials. We will also be organising a campaign directed to companies and individuals across Nigeria to increase awareness about the day and also to encourage them to hold an event or training in their offices, schools or community for that day. We will be producing video content that will be freely available as a resource and also provide download links to online resources on internet safety for those that intend to hold events on the day.
What we are doing to support the SID 2020 slogan of "Together for a better internet"…
Internet security is our collective responsibility. The internet remains one of the most effective ways to reach more people online across several demographics. We shall engage our online followers to share their views on how we can stay safe online, together for a better internet, and also we will ask students attending Safer Internet Day events to write an essay on the topic "Together for a better internet".
Post-SID round up…
The International Center for Leadership Development Nigeria (ICLDNG), in the last few years, has been at the forefront in advocacy for safer internet usage and working against cybercrime among Nigerian youth. With about 60 per cent of Nigeria's total population being youth, and mobile penetration in the country being at around 40 per cent, mobile devices are fast bridging the internet accessibility gap among youth in the country. The ever-growing population of youth who, for too long, has been neglected by government can now empower themselves using their internet-enabled smartphones. However, for this empowerment to occur, they need proper direction on how to positively use the technologies available to them.
At ICLDNG, we are working with various stakeholders to create a platform to raise purposeful young leaders in Nigeria by leveraging technology and helping teenagers to develop the digital skills they need to stay safe online.