Palestine Safer Internet Day Committee - World Vision Jerusalem-West Bank-Gaza
About our SID activities
During 2021, World Vision Jerusalem - West Bank - Gaza (JWG) will implement the following interventions to contribute to the Safer Internet Day slogan of "Together for a better internet":
- World Vision JWG will be targeting schools through conducting initiatives and activities aiming at increasing students' awareness on Safer Internet use. This will include: competitions, best article, awareness material distribution, morning assembly massages, murals, sport events, theater activities and sessions for parents on Safety online and dangers of social media for children and youth.
- Broadcasting radio spots on local radios to increase the community awareness on the topic.
- Coordinating with specialists from E-Crimes unit, Child Protection networks and other volunteers to deliver awareness sessions on being safe online for students in the targeted schools above mentioned activities.
- Conducting drawing/writing competitions in schools to raise awareness on this topic.
- Updating the 'Keep Children Safe' online manual which was produced by World Vision and its partners in 2014 to be used in SID awareness campaigns and programs.
- Student Parliament members and youth volunteers will lead safety online awareness sessions for their communities.
- An animated character will be developed by World Vision JWG to be the mean to share and disseminate awareness massages and videos on 'Being Safe Online'.
What we are doing to support the SID 2020 slogan of "Together for a better internet"…
We aim to increase awareness among children, parents, teachers and community representatives on the safe use of the internet, as well as how to take caution and action if there are any violations or threats towards the child through cyberbullying.
World Vision Jerusalem - West Bank - Gaza is currently work with about one hundred schools in the West Bank to tackle this issue. Each of these schools conducts "Safer Internet" activities led by children, teachers and school counsellors, in coordination with the child protection network, the Palestinian Ministry of Education, and the Palestinian police departments (the cyber crime unit).
World Vision is a Christian, child-focused, community-empowering, international organisation that works in nearly 100 countries. We work with the poor and oppressed to promote human transformation, seek justice and bear witness to the good news of the Kingdom of God. Globally, we have impacted the lives of over 200 million vulnerable children by tackling the root causes of poverty.
World Vision began working for the well-being of children in Jerusalem, West Bank and Gaza in 1975 through development, relief and advocacy programmes. We work with predominantly private funding complemented by government grants from donors such as BMZ and Grand Challenge Canada, and bi-lateral grants from UN agencies such as OCHA.
Our goal is that boys and girls in the oPt have improved resilience, live in a nurturing environment and have hope for the future. The main focus of our FY20-FY23 strategy is to work toward this well-being of children by addressing key vulnerabilities, such as domestic and school violence, early marriage, low income, and low performance in school. We do so through programming in early childhood development, child protection and participation, youth resilience, education in emergency and faith in development.