More than 5,000 students in Qatar will receive cyber safety and digital literacy training
The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MEHE) of Qatar will train 5,000 students in cyber safety. The training will fit into their Digital Literacy Curriculum (DLC) for which a series of master trainers will be prepared to support students navigate in the digital era.
The DLC program consists of 16 courses including lectures, workshops and quizzes accessed through a web browser at safespace.qa. It is currently being offered to students from kindergarten up to 12th level, ICT teachers and coordinators. Participants are encouraged to share the workshops with friends, students, and parents.
Cyber safety has recently increased in importance as a necessary skill to promote digital inclusion given that it enables users to benefit from technology safely. Lack of cyber safety knowledge might be very dangerous for youth and children when using technology to access information and sharing personal information. Further support has been received since 2017 by Haseen program, which offers contents that professors can leverage to train their students in cyber safety through a series of media in Arabic and English.
Source: The Peninsula Qatar