Facebook, ICLDNG partner to launch free internet safety resources in Nigeria
Facebook has partnered with the International Centre for Leadership Development Nigeria (ICLDNG) to launch free internet safety resources for teenagers, parents and educators through its newly launched Safety Centre. The redesigned Safety Centre is available in over 50 languages.
The new Safety Centre walks people through the tools Facebook offers to control their experience on the platform, as well as numerous tips and resources for safe and secure sharing of information. It works well on mobile devices and includes step-by-step videos on a variety of useful safety topics.
An addition to Facebook’s Safety Centre is the Bullying Prevention Hub, a resource for teens, parents and educators seeking guidance on how to prevent and address bullying. Developed with the Yale Centre for Emotional Intelligence in 2013, Facebook now works with 50 partners around the world to make the Bullying Prevention Hub more widely available.
“Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to share and to make the world more open and connected,” says Akua Gyekye, Public Policy Manager Africa. “We want everyone to feel safe when sharing and engaging with friends, family and loved ones on Facebook. To help achieve this, we work with external experts and gather feedback from our community and partners like the International Centre for Leadership Development Nigeria to develop and improve our policies, tools and resources to keep people safe on Facebook.”
“We’re pleased to partner with Facebook to help educate people about how they can stay safe online,” says Felix Bidemi Iziomoh, Executive Director at ICLDNG. “We believe in the positive uses of technology and are happy to play a role in helping to create a better and safer online community.”
To visit the Facebook Safety Centre, click here: https://www.facebook.com/safety.
To download resources such as “Safety Basics” and “Think Before You Share” visit https://www.facebook.com/safety/resources and select Nigeria.
Founded in 2004, Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what is going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them. Facebook has 1.04 billion daily active users on average worldwide and 7.2 million daily visitors from Nigeria.