Vodafone is committed to helping young people become more confident and resilient online.
Digital Parenting, Be Strong Online and other Vodafone initiatives empower parents, carers and schools to help children make the right choices in the digital world.
Vodafone Hungary helps connect children
Vodafone Netherlands supports young people
Vodafone Ireland Foundation supports ISPCC
Vodafone Greece creates Youth Safe Pack
AmanTECH empowers families in Qatar
Thousands of children in Hungary are enjoying the benefits of the internet and the digital era thanks to tablets and data donated by Vodafone.
The Vodafone Digital School Programme, which kicked off in December 2015, is providing 1300 tablets in 25 schools across Hungary and offering internet safety training for around 6400 students and 700 teachers who are participating. Vodafone Hungary celebrated Safer Internet Day 2016 by presenting tablets at a primary school in Tiszafüred.
Watch the Vodafone Digital School video.
Children and teenagers in the Netherlands are benefitting from a number of Vodafone initiatives in the areas of digital skills and online safety.
The company recently supported ENABLE’s 2016 Hackathon and launched its #BeStrong anti-bullying campaign. It also provides the SafetyNet app, WIJS (Wise) magazine and online safety learning modules to families.
Find out more about Vodafone Netherlands.
ISPCC Childline and the Vodafone Ireland Foundation announced a major five year partnership that aims to keep children safe by keeping them connected.
With almost 500,000 calls and online contacts to ISPCC Childline in 2014 and a 75% increase in children seeking support online over the last 10 years, the partnership with Vodafone will help the charity to improve children’s access to Childline and provide a 24/7 online digital platform.
In addition, Vodafone’s Be Strong Online programme will offer support on issues ranging from bullying to online privacy and can be accessed online.
Vodafone Greece developed Youth Safe Pack in 2012, the first pre-pay SIM card in Greece specifically designed for children.
The pack has pre-installed filters that don’t allow access to adult internet content and also restricts incoming and outgoing calls and text messages to premium rate numbers. The Youth Safe Pack can only be activated by an adult.
Go to Vodafone Greece’s bsafeonline for further digital parenting information.
Vodafone Qatar launched the AmanTECH (Arabic for Safe Technology) programme to help raise awareness of safe internet use among children and parents.
The programme is based around three pillars – awareness, education and technical support. The AmanTECH website includes short guides to bullying, self-image and screen time as well as information about social networking, music, apps and games.
Check out the AmanTECH website.