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Safer Internet Day 2020

Date: February 12, 2020



​​Safer Internet Day (SID) is an international education and awareness-raising effort celebrated to promote safe and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially amongst youngsters.

The Computer Emergency Response Team of Mauritius, a division of the National Computer Board (NCB) has organised a full day workshop on the 12th February 2020. The theme for this year’s Safer Internet Day is “Together for a better Internet”. For this year, Safer Internet Day is focused towards the sensitisation of tertiary-level students from universities across Mauritius.

Hon. D. Balgobin who participated at the opening ceremony highlighted that “Young people are vulnerable to online dangers such as predators, pedophiles and acts such as sextortion, sexting and cyberbullying.”

The main objective of the event is to educate and discuss on the latest technology trends and threats affecting the youngsters. The workshop also emphasized on the social media use as an attack surface.

As part of the Cyber Security month, a workshop will be organised next week for children with disabilities. Moreover, a Cyber Security Drill for IT professionals working in Government will be organised to train these professionals so that they can keep pace with the rapidly evolving Cyber Threats which exist in our world today.​..More​​



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