To celebrate the 'Safer Internet Day' (SID), Grameenphone has initiated a unique interactive session on the various aspects of the internet and its uses with children and litterateur Anisul Hoque; and Yasir Azman, CEO of Grameenphone, on Tuesday at GP House.
The arrangement's core purpose was to help the children gain a better understanding of the vast sphere of the internet and raise awareness regarding the probable adverse impacts of it in their lives, said in a press release.
Children spoke up about critical issues, such as – how much to share on social media, how to maintain the privacy of personal contents, how to communicate with strangers, whom to inform in case of any data breach, how to identify fake information, how to verify the authenticity of any news and more during the conversations.
"Parents are the best and most trustable friends in the world. They always want the best for you. Tell your parents if you face any issues on the internet." said Anisul Hoque, Editor of Kishor Alo, a Youth Megazine.
Ole Bjorn Sjulstad, chief corporate affairs officer; Khairul Basher, head of Communications; Anjum Rasna Hasan, deputy director of Strategic Projects and Partnerships of Grameenphone; were also present at the session.
Yasir Azman, CEO of Grameenphone, suggested children to become more friendly with parents to share any kind of offense or bullying that they may have experienced on the internet.
He said, "Don't think you are alone in this. We are all beside you to ensure your safety. Just like other problems in your life, when you face trouble on the internet, don't hesitate to discuss it with friends and family".
"You must speak out so that we can have safe internet for all" he added.