First, the Co-creation hub made headlines after it announced it was going to launch a research and development centre for Public Health, Governance and Education on valentine’s day in Rwanda. This week, CcHub is in our headline because according to a newsletter, SafeOnline.ng, it’s digital privacy arm has been expanded to five new cities that include Uyo, Enugu, Port-Harcourt, Aba and Jos.
SafeOnline was founded in March 2018 by the Co-Creation hub in partnership with Osiwa to help Nigerians stay safe online by promoting and engaging digital citizens about cyberbullying, spamming, misleading links, surfing the web securely or to avoid your data been harvested by an unauthorised party and the worst of them all; being hacked.
Teenagers use digital technologies for everyday activities like keeping in touch with friends on social media, relaxing and doing schoolwork. They also go online to look for support for physical or mental health problems, and sometimes to experiment with different ways of expressing themselves.
Because they are online so much and the most vulnerable on the internet, SafeOnline began the SafeOnline Club in October 2018 for teenagers to help them develop habits that will ensure their safety online and edify them with skills and knowledge to identify and manage internet safety risks independently.
SafeOnline Club organised by Facebook in partnership with Junior Achievement Nigeria (JAN) will run for six weeks in schools in Enugu, Port-Harcourt, Jos, Aba, and Uyo for two academic terms starting Monday 11th February 2019 – Friday 22nd March 2019 for the first term and Monday 13th May 2019 – Friday 22nd June 2019 for the second term.
You can be a role model for internet safety by joining as an educator, and talk with teens about online content, privacy settings, personal information and online purchases.