2024-06-14

CPRDS, Laybird Private Schools set to hold Internet safely and responsibly Practical Training for kids

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Centre for Policy and Research on Digital Society (CPRDS) in conjunction with Laybird Private Schools through Cyber Smart Kids in Malawi Initiative has organized a practical training for kids aged between 6 to 15 on how to use the internet safely and responsibly.

The training to be facilitated by CPRDS co-founders Dr. Bennet Kankuzi and Mr. Luke Namangale will be held on March 17,2024 at Laybird Private Schools Campus, Upper Chinyonga in Blantyre.

Asked on why the training is important to the kids Dr. Kankuzi said: “Many Malawian kids, particularly those in urban areas, can now access Internet, either at school or even using their parents’ smart phones. Problems of Internet addiction and access to unsafe sites have been reported among kids.

“This calls for awareness and practical training among kids, on how they can use the cyberspace Internet safely and responsibly while harnessing the many advantages of the cyber space.

“It is very important that at a young age, kids should be aware of the dangers that sometimes lurk in the cyber space.”

CPRDS is a registered non-profit organization whose mission is to promote digital transformation in Malawi and beyond.

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