Telenor’s initiative to fight Cyberbullying

On Stop Cyberbullying Day 2017, Telenor Group is launching its global ‘Be a Cyberhero’ digital and social media campaign.
The goal is to support Telenor’s 2020 goal to educate four million children in online safety practices across its 13 international markets and also aims to promote a diverse online environment that is free from personal threats, harassment and abuse.
With half a billion children in Asia projected to have Internet access by 2020, Telenor first supported Stop Cyberbullying Day in 2016. In 2017, the company hopes to build on this engagement, débuting the custom-made ‘Be a Cyberhero’ profile picture filter for social media as well as other awareness-building activities on Telenor Pakistan and Telenor Group Facebook and Twitter accounts.
According to Telenor, 64 per cent of the students who experienced cyberbullying globally, specified that it affected their ability to learn and feel safe at school.
Additionally, 83 per cent of the students who had been cyberbullied in the last 30 days had also been bullied at school recently.
Supporting the global efforts and pursuing its own goals, Telenor Pakistan has been an active ICT player in the fight against cyberbullying. The company has raised awareness amongst thousands of Pakistani children about safe and constructive use of internet through a number of ways that include the ‘Safe Internet’ school outreach program, a multilingual ‘Safe Internet Guide’ for parents, and internet safety themed iChamp program. Under these initiatives over 320,000 students were trained on how to be safe on internet and counter cyberbullying.

Take part in the campaign

Change your profile picture and support Telenor’s Stop Cyberbullying Day 2017 campaign via Facebook or Twitter here: twibbon.com/support/stop-cyberbullying-day
Join the global conversation online by using the hashtag #useheart and #stopcyberbullyingday in posts about Stop Cyberbullying Day and the ‘Be a Cyberhero’ campaign
Read and share information on how to make the internet a safer environment for youth: Telenor Group provides a Parent Guide: How to talk to your children about the internet. Download English Guide | Download Urdu Guide
For advice, education and information on staying safe online please visit:
http://www.telenor.com/sustainability/responsible-business/safe-services/besmartuseheart/

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