Safe-A-Thon Initiative creates awareness around safe internet practices
Pune, Sept, 30, 2016: This year on Customer First Day, Telenor India organized Safe-A-Thon: a unique initiative towards creating awareness around safe internet practices and train its 53.3 million customers, school students, teachers and parents. Under this initiative – a Webwiseworkshop was organized at Shyam Rao Kalmadi School, Pune where in Rakshit Tandon – renowned cyber security expert, trained students to be safe from cyber harm, gave them relevant safety tips while browsing on internet and helped them identifying possible new online threats.
Sukrit Maitre, Circle Business Head, Maharashtra & Goa Circle, Telenor India said, “Responsible business practices are at the heart of how we do our business. Studies show that more than half of our children who are currently using the internet have faced some form of digital bullying at least once. Through initiatives like Safe-A-Thon and Webwise workshops, we want to help our future generations to become safe online and reinforce the power of digital as a meaningful resource for learning, socializing and entertainment.“We are sure this campaign will help our customers build resilience against internet related risks and help them be careful online as they embark on their digital journey,” headded.
Telenor has already conducted web wise workshops across 14 schools and locations in Maharashtra & Goa covering 9600 number of students. Telenor India today reached out to over 10,000 students by conducting such webwise workshops on safe internet practices across its 6 circles in India. Additionally, multiple safe internet camps and workshops have been organised across 400 Grahak Shiksha Kendras across the 6 circles (Telenor Stores) to train customers on being safe online and ensuring healthy digital environment for their families. Call Centres are also involved in training customers on this all important subject. GSK’s are using special modules, audio visuals aids and merchandising materials to make the training interesting and easy to understand for customers.
As part of its efforts to create local impact in areas where Telenor operates, a programme called WebWise was started in 2014. This programme spreads awareness around safe internet practices among students through trained Telenor employees who conduct workshops in schools. Telenor India is working with Rakshit Tandon, a renowned cyber security expert and consultant, to create these modules and conduct workshops. Till now 40,000 students have attended these sessions in 14 cities across India. On September 5th, Telenor also organized a safe Internet training programme for 300 teachers in Agra.
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