Today on February 7, 2023, at GS NYIRARUKOBWA, ISOC Rwanda in partnership with Bugesera District through Rwanda Safer Internet Day Committee organised celebrated Safer Internet Day 2023 under the theme “Children’s privacy in the age of social media.”
The event brought together children, youth, parents and carers, teachers, civil society organizations, faith-based organizations, industry representatives, experts, policy makers, researchers and media representatives for awareness on the importance of both a safer and better Internet for children and youth.
In his remarks, Emmanuel Mfitumukiza, Chairperson of Internet Society Rwanda Chapter requested parents and the general community of internet users to avoid posting on social media kinds of information that are not in children’s benefits and wellbeing.
He explained that Safer Internet Day aims at raising awareness of the importance of both a safer and better Internet where everyone is empowered to use technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively.
“We encourage parents to use internet and strive for children’s rights and safety. Protecting a child is a responsibility of a parent, but it does not mean to deprive him/her from his/her rights, a child has right on internet, but he/she should be protected from harmful information. We want internet to be a good infrastructure of people to improve lives,” Mfitumukiza said.
Visit the program website to learn more about SID 2023 celebrations click here