7th February 2024, Kathmandu
Safer Internet Day 2024, a collaborative effort by the Center For Cyber Security Research and Innovation (CSRI), the ICT Development Committee of Nepal Engineers Association, and the Tech Bloggers Forum Nepal is Scheduled to take place on February 9th, 2024, from 4 PM to 5:30 PM at NEA Hall, Pulchowk Lalitpur, the event aims to address pressing issues surrounding online safety and responsible internet usage.
Safer Internet Day, celebrated annually on the second Tuesday of February, provides a global platform to raise awareness about online safety concerns and promote positive digital citizenship. With this ethos in mind, CSRI is spearheading the initiative to foster a safer online environment in Nepal under the theme “Together for a Better Internet in Nepal.”
The objective of the panel discussion is to stimulate dialogue and consciousness regarding the importance of a secure internet ecosystem, specifically focusing on the themes of Safer Internet Day 2024.
The event will convene a diverse array of stakeholders, including educators, policymakers, industry leaders, and the general public, to delve into challenges, exchange insights, and propose actionable solutions for ensuring a safer online experience for all.
Key topics slated for discussion encompass critical areas such as:
Digital Well-Being: Strategies to bolster mental health and well-being in the digital era, encompassing topics like managing screen time, combating cyberbullying, and fostering healthy online relationships.
Privacy and Data Protection: Deliberations on the significance of safeguarding personal information, raising awareness about data privacy risks, and exploring measures to fortify user data protection.
Online Safety for Children and Youth: Addressing the distinctive challenges encountered by young internet users, including online grooming, exposure to inappropriate content, and initiatives to promote digital literacy and resilience.
Cyber Security: Examination of the evolving landscape of cyber threats, dissemination of best practices for individuals and organizations to safeguard against cyber-attacks, and the cultivation of a culture of cyber security awareness.
Digital Citizenship: Advocacy for responsible online conduct, promotion of ethical use of technology, and discussions on the pivotal role of education and awareness campaigns in fostering positive digital citizenship.
The panel discussion will adopt a hybrid format, facilitating broader participation from both physical attendees and virtual participants. Noteworthy participants will include experts from various domains such as technology, law enforcement, education, and policymaking, along with representatives from internet service providers and non-profit organizations specializing in online safety.
Anticipated outcomes from the event encompass heightened awareness among participants, facilitated knowledge sharing, formulation of policy recommendations, and increased public engagement toward creating a safer internet landscape. The collaborative efforts of stakeholders aim to cultivate a culture of vigilance, responsibility, and empowerment in navigating the digital realm.
In conclusion, the Safer Internet Day 2024 panel discussion seeks to catalyze constructive discourse, knowledge exchange, and collective action toward building a more secure online environment.
By addressing pertinent challenges and advocating for tangible solutions, the event endeavors to empower individuals, organizations, and policymakers to foster a positive impact on internet safety in Nepal and beyond.