KUANTAN, Oct 29 – Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd in collaboration with the Education Ministry, Women, Family and Community Development Ministry, Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission and CyberSecurity Malaysia is currently carrying out a programme called ‘CyberSAFE in Schools’ in schools throughout the country. The programme’s director, Philip Ling said it is to educate students, parents and teachers on internet usage among schoolchildren.
“The aim is to protect children from cyber attacks and abuse,” he told reporters here today. He said internet usage especially involving social websites was worrying, particularly among pre-school, primary and secondary school children. He added that the programme began last year, involving 15,000 primary and second schoolchildren from 700 schools in the country. Ling said anyone with information or complaints on cyber crimes involving children could contact the ‘childline’ toll-free line at 15999 or visit the website www.cybersafe.my.