Safer Internet Day (SID) is celebrated in over 100 countries globally in February of each year to promote a safer Internet, nurturing and increasing public awareness on cyber security, especially the young people across the globe so that they become more responsible when using technology and digital gadgets such as smart phones, mobile phones and tablets. In Malaysia, SID celebration was first held in 2010 initiated by CyberSecurity Malaysia.
Cyber Parenting is a terminology which reflects the parenting skills and knowledge in the digital era, in regards to the usage of the Internet.
Digital parents play a key role in shaping how their children use the digital media; the parent, being the first and most important mediator of digital use of children.
The internet is a playground for all sorts of undesirable characters, activities and content. For this reason parents should be very careful what they allow their children to access, during their time online.
It is now time to create consciousness of the importance of digital education for Cyber Parents; to ultimately be the best firewall to safeguard their young digital citizen.
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"Sedangkan perkembangan teknologi ini banyak memberi kesan negatif kepada kanak-kanak jika disalahgunakan dan tiada pengawasan ibu bapa."
‘Masa Tanpa Gajet’ Campaign Launch, 4 November 2017, www.bharian.com.my
"Some of the children that are facing cyber bullying need guidance. Thus, parents must be exposed with the knowledge."
Dewan Rakyat Session, 6th November 2017, www.thesundaily.my
"The burden of prevention has to involve society at large. Parents, teachers and guardians need to talk to children about body parts – what is appropriate and inappropriate touching."
16th April 2017, www.thestar.com.my
"Parents need to play a very important role to watch what is being watched, hear and read by children on the Internet."
‘Keep Our Women and and Children #cyberSAFE’ Seminar, 22nd October 2017, www.nst.com.my