Internet Day (SID) is an international education and awareness-raising
effort spanning more than 100 countries around the globe to promote
safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones,
especially amongst children and young people across the world.
is among one of the very first countries where government has taken
keen interest to protect children and youngsters on the Internet. In
this context, a Child Online Safety Action Plan was developed by the
National Computer Board (NCB) and endorsed by the cabinet in 2009.
Following the aproval of the action plan, number of activities have been
started on Child Online Safety since 2009 including organisation of the
Safer Internet Day.
year is the 6th edition of Safer Internet Day which will be celebrated
in Mauritius. On this occasion, CERT-MU, a division of the National
Computer Board is organising several activities. The activities are as
A half day workshop with theme "Let's create a better Internet together" in
collaboration with the Ministry of Technology, Communication
and Innovation and the Ministry of Education and Human Resources,
Tertiary Education and Scientific Research. The proposed workshop is
targeted towards State and Private secondary school students to
sensitise them on the impact of threats and consequences that improper
use of the Internet may have on the youth.
sessions on “Internet Safety” will be carried out for secondary school
students (State and Private) in all four school zones of the country. These sessions will highlight issues like sexting, sextortion, cyber bullying, online predators and identity theft etc.
sessions for Parents, Senior Citizens and House Wives on "Secure Usage
of Internet". Parents, Grandparents and House Wives need to be aware of
the dangers on the Internet and how to protect their kids online. An
awareness session will be organised to address this issue with parents,
in collaboration with the PTA of secondary schools. The Senior Citizens
and House Wives sessions will take place in NCB cyber caravans
and community welfare centres.
to visit the Safer Internet Day website.