ITA to hold event to mark Safer Internet Day

Awareness workshop to be held to educate parents and children on online safety

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ITA to hold event to mark Safer Internet Day The ITA will mark Safer Internet Day with an awareness event at Muscat Grand Mall.
By  Mark Sutton Published  February 5, 2018

The Information Technology Authority (ITA) will make Safer Internet Day tomorrow with an awareness event at Muscat Grand Mall.

The ITA, represented by Oman CERT will host a workshop with educational activities, to raise awareness among parents and children of cybersecurity and internet safety issues.

The ITA will also be running an awareness campaign on social media.

Safer Internet Day is an annual event, held in February, to raise awareness of online issues such as cyber bullying or social media laws. More than 100 countries are celebrating year's event, which is being held under the theme of ‘Create, Connect and Share Respect: A Better Internet Starts with You'.

The ITA event will take place from 5pm to 10pm including a number of educational activities and workshops, targeting parents, adults and children from five to eighteen years old. The campaign will also address the Internet risks for children and youngest and the best ways to deal with them, as well as highlighting the legal aspects in the use of the Internet in general and social media channels specifically.

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