Making a safe internet for kids

Making a safe internet for kids
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Telenor India launched the WebWise programme that aims to build defenses amongst children by guiding them on how to be safe online. In addition, Telenor has integrated 1098 Child Helpline on their SIMs.

To advocate for a safe online environment for children, Telenor India organised #SafeInternetForum 2016 for responsible use of internet and strengthen the defenses for a safer internet experience for children

Telenor India launched the WebWise programme that aims to build defenses amongst children by guiding them on how to be safe online. In addition, Telenor has integrated 1098 Child Helpline on their SIMs.

To advocate for a safe online environment for children, Telenor India organised #SafeInternetForum 2016 calling on teachers, parents, government, cyber security experts, NGOs and private partners for responsible use of internet and strengthen the defenses for a safer internet experience for children.

Speaking at the #SafeInternetForum 2016, Sharad Mehrotra, Chief Executive Officer, Telenor India Communications said, “Protecting and providing a safe internet experience for children through education and guidance is a focus for Telenor. While we extend the benefits of being connected and empower our customers with affordable services, we also encourage responsible use of Internet.”

At the Safe Internet Forum, Telenor announced initiatives to make Internet safe for the millions of Indian children who are expected to come online by 2017. “The Telenor group globally adheres to strict guidelines towards safety of our customers online. In line with that we follow stringent norms with respect to internet safety and security across all countries.

I feel proud to see the efforts that Telenor India has put forward in creating awareness on internet safety and security and also in protecting children online,” said Ola Jo Tandre, Director Sustainability and Head of Social Responsibility, Telenor Group. To create awareness among parents around safe Internet practices, Telenor also launched WebWise - A Parental Guide at the forum. The book elaborates on what parents should talk to their children about internet access.

Bringing child abuse filter
Telenor Group collaborated with the European Commission’s CEO Coalition to make internet a better place for children, and has worked with Interpol to become the first mobile operator in the world to introduce safety and child sexual abuse filters for mobile phones.

Telenor has also joined industry forces to drive the establishment of the GSM Association’s Mobile Alliance against Child Sexual Abuse Content. In 11 of its markets now, Telenor customers are using child abuse filter which was introduced for the first time by Telenor Norway and Kripos (National Criminal Investigation Service Norway) 10 years ago.

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