Papua New Guinea Safer Internet Day Committee - National Information and Communications Technology Authority
About our SID activities
This February, NICTA and its stakeholder supporters will be carried out consumer related awareness to advocate the key messages of the campaign. It is also working to engage stakeholders to support the campaign by disseminating awareness related to the theme "Together for a better internet" publicly through their various platforms.
The following activities are planned to take place leading up to and on Safer Internet Day on 11 February 2020:
- Kalang Radio awareness with the support of Telikom on Thursday, 6 February 2020.
- Badihagwa Technical Secondary School awareness visit with the support of The Telikom Foundation Inc on Monday, 10 February 2020.
- NBC Joint Radio Awareness by NICTA and RPNGC Cyber Crime Unit on 11 February 2020.
- RPNGC National Criminal Intelligence Unit to carry out awareness at Carr Memorial Adventist Primary School on 11 February 2020.
- PNG Computer Society with the support of Catholic Bishops Conference and stakeholders meet on 11 February 2020 in Support of Safer Internet Day 2020.
- Industry partnership and support: SID awareness to be disseminated via social media channels and websites belonging to Digicel, bmobile, Telikom, Telikom Foundation, Kalang, Datec, PNG Dataco, Digitec, PNG Computer Society.
What we are doing to support the SID 2020 slogan of "Together for a better internet"…
This February, NICTA is carrying out consumer awareness in partnership with key stakeholders to advocate the key messages of the SID campaign. The stakeholders are largely from within the ICT industry and have committed to disseminate awareness related to the theme " Together for a better internet" publicly through their various platforms.
The following stakeholders have responded positively to support the Safer Internet Day campaign:
- Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary
- National Broadcasting Corporation
- Bmobile PNG
- Digicel PNG
- Telikom Foundation
- PNG Dataco
- Kalang FM
- PNG Computer Society
In recognising the importance of Safer Internet Day, NICTA will also be taking steps to encourage more stakeholder collaboration through the PNG SID Committee. The said committee will be expected to coordinate nationwide SID campaign activities, among other things.
The National Information and Communications Technology Authority (NICTA) is a government agency responsible for the regulation and licensing of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in Papua New Guinea.
NICTA was established on 29 October 2010 as the sole converged regulator and licensing authority of the ICT industry in PNG. This followed the adoption by the PNG Parliament in November 2009 of the National Information and Communications Technology Act 2009 (the NICT Act) and subsequent creation of the National Information and Communications Technology Authority or NICTA.
The aim of the Act is to ensure the ICT industry contributes meaningfully to the long-term economic and social development of PNG in line with national goals and directive principles and the basic social obligations of the constitution.
The Act also calls for the ICT industry to be regulated in a manner that promotes consumer welfare through an equal, transparent, technology neutral, timely and non-discriminatory measures.