Nigeria Safer Internet Day Committee - International Centre for Leadership Development Nigeria
Last updated: 2021-01-07
About our SID activities
We are planning an online webinar on internet safety for stakeholders, teachers, media, civil society organisations and government agencies. We will also be organising a campaign directed to individuals across Nigeria to increase awareness on 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 the day. We will also share tips on internet safety on our social media platforms.
Futhermore, we will host an event in selected high schools in Port Harcourt, River State, and distribute internet safety materials to other selected high schools through out the remaining days of the Safer Internet Day week.
What we are doing to support the SID 2021 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 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.
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.