Posted on March 09, 2017

Vodafone organized its highly popular AmanTECH Digital Safety activity at the Ministry of Transport and Communications’ TumuhaTEC Youth Festival held during QITCOM which informed schools, children and parents about online safety.

The festival saw 2500 students from 50 Qatari and international schools taking part with over 500 students participating in the AmanTECH activities. The activity required the children to perform tasks related to safety online to learn specific skills including identifying fake news vs real, safe online gaming, self-image and reputation online. This comes under the banner of AmanTECH, Vodafone’s aid programme for online child safety. Launched in May 2014, AmanTECH, which stands for “safe tech world”, aims at promoting digital literacy amongst parents and improving children’s digital safety.

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This follows the huge success of several other Vodafone AmanTECH activities in a number of Doha malls, public parks and schools that saw the participation of thousands of families. Dana Haidan, Head of CSR at Vodafone Qatar said: “At Vodafone we aim to empower children with the right tools and understanding to navigate the digital world safely and to take full advantage of its benefits. We are committed to make AmanTech a long-term initiative that will provide children and their parents with everything they need to know and do to stay safe in today’s ever-expanding digital world.”

In 2017, AmanTech will continue to reach out to parents and children aged between the ages of 5 to 17. The programme will adopt a three-pronged approach with a focus on awareness, education and technical support. This will entail ongoing school parental workshops, an online source for information and tips for parents [], online magazines, in addition to digital parenting guide available online.