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Safer Internet Day 2018

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Welcome to Safer Internet Day 2018 


Safer Internet Day (SID) is an international education and awareness-raising effort spanning more than 100 countries around the globe to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially amongst children and young people across the world. Mauritius is among one of the very first countries where government has taken keen interest to protect children and youngsters on the Internet.  In this context, a Child Online Safety Action Plan was developed by the National Computer Board (NCB) and endorsed by the cabinet in 2009.  Following the approval of the action plan, number of activities has been started on Child Online Safety since 2009 including organisation of the Safer Internet Day. 

This year is the 8th edition of Safer Internet Day which was celebrated in Mauritius. On this occasion, the Computer Emergency Response Team of Mauritius (CERT-MU), a division of the National Computer Board had organised a workshop with theme "Create, connect and share respect:A better internet starts with you"  at  Sir Abdool Raman Osman State College, Phoenix on 6th February 2018. The programme for the workshop was as follows:



Arrival of Chief Guests
Welcome Address
Mr. R. Auckbur
Director, Ministry of Education & Human Resources, Tertiary Education & Scientific Research
Video Clip on Internet Safety by CERT-MU
Dr. Kaleem Usmani
Officer-In-Charge, CERT-MU, National Computer Board
Presentation by Cybercrime Unit
Sketch on “Online Safety”  by La Comedie Mauricienne
Honourable Leela Devi Dookun-Luchoomun
Minister of Education & Human Resources, Tertiary Education & Scientific Research
Keynote Address
Honourable Yogida Sawmynaden
Minister of Technology, Communication & Innovation
Interactive session with students on the theme: Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you


CERT-MU is also planning to organise the following activities from February 2018 onwards:


  • Training of teachers on use of Social medias such as FACEBOOK


  • Awareness sessions on Internet Safety for Secondary School students in  Mauritius & Rodrigues from February 2018


  • Awareness sessions on Internet Safety for Parents, Grandparents and House Wives through NCB’s cyber caravans and Community Welfare Centres from February 2018 onwards