16th May, Kathmandu,
ChildSafeNet conducted a training of trainers workshop on cyber safety for children and young people from 10 to 12 May 2019. The three-day workshop was held in Kathmandu in collaboration with Grameen Mahila Srijansheel Pariwar, Sindhupalchok and with support from the Johanniter International.
ChildSafeNet equipped fifteen participants of the training of trainers workshop with the knowledge and skills required for them to conduct training sessions on cyber safety for children and young people at the community level.
The training focused on making the internet safer for children and young people and protect them from harmful use of the technology as well protecting them from online sexual abuse and exploitation, cyberbullying, cyber grooming, phishing, sexting, sextortion, and internet & gaming addiction.
Besides the resource persons from ChildSafeNet, external resource persons conducted sessions on psychological impacts of internet/gaming addiction, legal provisions on cyber safety in Nepal and online sexual abuse & exploitation. The training workshop was done in a participatory, which included a quiz, screening of videos, PowerPoint presentations, question/answers, discussions, role plays, group works, debates as well as energizing exercises.
To provide the participants with knowledge and skills to work as good trainers, on the last day of the workshop, participants were taught to conduct training sessions. They were provided with opportunities to attend practical training sessions. Resource persons assessed the meetings and provided tips to improve their training skills. They plan to conduct cyber safety training sessions for children and young people at schools and child clubs in Sindhupalchok district.
The training participants, as well as the representatives of Grameen Mahila Srijansheel Pariwar and the Johanniter International, found the training workshop fruitful.