WSIS Prizes Contest 2022 Nominee

Cyber Safety program


CS Awareness program

Description

"The cyber safety program aims to affirm a culture of Cybersafety and security through increasing awareness for children, students, parents and the general public. The program ensures fostering healthy cyber safety culture in which everyone has the knowledge necessary to navigate safely in cyber space.
The program's core platform is the SafeSpace website available at www.safespace.qa.It is built on three fundamental principles: prevention, protection, and empowerment. Its goal is to guide the community of Qatar and the Arab region towards safe use of Information and Communication Technologies, It provides articles, courses, surveys, mini games, and different content related to various cyber safety topics such as protecting digital information, our digital rights, respecting online privacy, among others. The platform incorporates mainly 11 themes under the umbrella of Cyber Safety including Digital Identity, Online Practices, New Media, Connected World, Digital Rights, Values and Responsibilities, etc.
We were able to deliver cyber safety awareness workshops for more than 15,000+ people taking direct workshops during the last couple of years, as well as more than 196,000 web site visitors.
The program includes several sub-initiatives and campaigns such as Akhlaqi Qatar- Amen Taslam, Digital Parenting campaign and Cyber safety workshops for parents."

Project website

https://www.safespace.qa


Action lines related to this project
  • AL C1. The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
  • AL C3. Access to information and knowledge
  • AL C5. Building confidence and security in use of ICTs 2022
  • AL C7. E-health
  • AL C8. Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content
  • AL C10. Ethical dimensions of the Information Society
Sustainable development goals related to this project
  • Goal 3: Good health and well-being
  • Goal 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

Coverage
  • Asia and Pacific

Status

Completed

Start date

March 2019

End date

December 2021


Target beneficiary group(s)
  • Youth
  • Women

Replicability

The program and it's contents are recyclable anytime, anywhere.
Cybersecurity is applicable to everyone, regardless of location. So the contents can be recycled and reused.

Furthermore, in a few years time, the contents should only be updated to match the trends of that time, and then it can be replicated again.


Sustainability

Yes - since we already have our own cybersecurity team, that has a dedicated unit for awareness, building a cybersecurity awareness program is already part of the strategy.
Furthermore, the only material being used is intellectual manpower. We leverage the website, and certain physical areas, to provide digital presentations, games, and oral awareness sessions.


WSIS values promotion

"The program act as building the trust pillar in the digital inclusion Agenda, by raising the awareness of the safe internet use. To allow them to gain the trust to be as active users in the digital world as well as ethical and genuine netizens. Through the information and content we provide in the website, we empower caregiver, youth, teachers and public to know how to deal and use information technology in much more safer way. and prevent incident. Also every piece of content is made not just to make reader/listener aware of thread but to change his/her behavior and become much more mature The program is providing the knowledge and education in both Arabic and English languages to overcome the language barriers, as well as providing the content in different shapes and tools from detailed articles, infographics, videos, animation and even mini games, to ensure there is a content suits every segment and any taste in the community, and even more, the program lead to deliver Cybersafety workshops for parents and care givers, as well as ethical guide and tips through Akhlaqi Qatar Campaign."


Entity name

Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT)

Entity country—type

Qatar Government

Entity website

https://mcit.gov.qa/