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GP celebrates Safer Internet Day

Staff Correspondent

10 February, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Grameenphone has initiated a unique interactive session with the children with the view to celebrating Safer Internet Day (SID). 

The purpose of this arrangement is to facilitate the children gain a better understanding of the vast sphere of the internet and raise awareness regarding the probable adverse impacts of it in their lives.  

In response to queries regarding GP's initiative, Grameenphone CEO Yasir Azman said that at present our future generation spending more time on online platforms, they are also more exposed to risks and vulnerabilities.

"International Safer Internet Day rings the bell once again about Grameenphone’s role along with our partners to step up, collaborate better with society, address our children’s concerns and offer them a safer online space," he added.

"You must speak out so that we can have safe internet for all," said Yasir.

Speaking on the occasion, eminent writer Anisul Hoque said, "Parents are the best and most trustable friends in the world. They always want the best for you."

"Tell your parents if you face any issues on the internet.  They want the best thing for you, forever," he added. In addition, ‘Digiworld Bangla,’ a learning resource designed in Bangla to help children between the ages of 5 and 16 develop online understanding                 

and strengthen digital resilience in their own language was launched last year.

This global online curriculum with immense possibilities was developed for children, families, and schools by international experts Parent Zone together with Telenor Group, Grameenphone and was made possible in partnership with UNICEF.  GP Chief Corporate Affairs Officer Ole Bjorn Sjulstad,  Head of Communications  Khairul Basher, Deputy Director, Strategic Projects and Partnerships of Grameenphone Anjum Rasna Hasan, among others, were also present at the session.