About our SID activities
For Safer Internet Day (SID) 2022, we are planning a face-to-face workshop on internet safety for students, stakeholders, teachers and government agencies. We will also be organising a campaign directed to individuals across Nigeria to increase awareness of the negatives and positives of the internet, to ensure a safer and better internet for all. We will provide download links to online resources on internet safety for those that intend to hold events on that day. We will also share tips on internet safety on our social media platforms. We intend to release a video on safer internet which will be posted on our YouTube channel for those that will be interested to watch.
Furthermore, we will host an event in selected high schools in some states across Nigeria and distribute internet safety materials to other selected high schools throughout Safer Internet Day week.
What we are doing to support the SID 2022 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 both online and face to face, across several demographics. We will engage our online followers to share their views on how we can stay safe online, together for a better internet. We will also get our state coordinators to share feedback on how their various states are celebrating the day. We shall have representatives from various schools to talk about how they are creating a better internet, while a quiz competition will be a feature of the celebrations for teenagers.
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, and repositioning their mindset thereby using the internet in a positive way. We have hosted several workshops in eight states across Nigeria.