Grameenphone, a leading telecommunications service provider in Bangladesh, has relaunched the online etiquette awareness drive 'Internet aer duniya'e jante hobe, kothay apnar thamte hobe,' (In the world of the internet, you have to know where to draw the line) as the company believes that responsible behaviours in online space can help us safeguard the digital future.
The campaign aims to evaluate and address the immense possibilities and challenges lying in the internet sphere beyond the general understanding, reads a press release.
The campaign is focused on the nation's five different cyber issues during the current times – fake profile, rumour, personal information, online bullying, and online harassment. It depicts a striking message of how certain people around the nation have been exploiting human/emotional vulnerabilities to spread fake rumours about the virus and its vaccines.
The campaign raises questions of why certain people's traits change in the digital world when that individual does not commit such actions in the physical world.
The initiative also focuses on cyberbullying and online harassment, which seemed to have increased during the pandemic. 1/3 of the middle school students reported dealing with cyberbullying at least once a week to daily, and girls are getting cyberbullied three times more than boys.
Sajjad Hasib, chief marketing officer of Grameenphone, said, "The internet provides people means of entertainment, access to a vast amount of data, freedom of speech, an outlet for spreading information to a massive virtual audience, and several other things."
"However," he continued, "With incredible ease of access to these powerful advantageous privileges, ignorance or lack of caution may undoubtedly cause distress in our lives so, it has become vital for everyone to understand the do's and don'ts of the way people should navigate the digital world safely and securely as we believe it is possible if we want."