Malawi Joins the rest of the world in commemorating Safer Internet Day (SID) under the theme “together for a better Internet”.

As a country Malawi is celebrating the day under the sub theme “let’s talk about it, making space for conversations about online safety”.

This year, the theme is focusing on creating a platform where parents, teachers, guardians, policymakers, and the Government can hold conversations on how to ensure online safety for all, especially children and young adults.

Among the activities to commemorate SID was a press briefing and a stakeholder panel discussion on how key players can ensure online safety for children and young adults. The panelist included mwCERT, MACRA, ICTAM, Article lll, Malawi Police Service, TNM and Airtel.

The Authority and it’s partners will carry out a school outreach programme with various schools in Blantyre, Zomba and Mangochi. The school outreach programme aims at enhancing digital literacy and good cyber hygiene, while equipping school going children with the necessary digital skills to navigate the cyberspace safely.

The the outreach programme aims at amplifying young people’s voices while encouraging them to shape the online safety conversation and the support that they need for a safe digital experience.

Below are some of the highlights of the press briefing.