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Children’s Charity Strikes Deal With Social Media Giants

It is a very exciting programme. We have had the first phase one of the initiative that we implemented earlier this year,
08 Dec 2021 13:40
Children’s Charity Strikes Deal With Social Media Giants

Save the Children Fiji and social media giants Meta, formerly known as Facebook are getting into a deal which is designed to promote online safety.

Save the Children chief executive officer Shairana Ali said this was phase two of a project they had already started.

“After phase one, there were some startling discoveries, especially for parents who realised what their children were actually doing online,” Ms Ali said.

“The dangers of being online for children was realised.”

She said online safety for children was a big issue not only in Fiji, but also in the region.

She said for some it had become a habit to leave children with full access to the internet and not knowing what their child was viewing.

Ms Ali said with the social media giants on board they were hoping to make a big impact.

“It is a very exciting programme. We have had the first phase one of the initiative that we implemented earlier this year,” she said.

“It is with Facebook, formerly Facebook and now Meta. And it is to educate children and young people about online safety.

“It is a big issue in Fiji and also in the region. We did a pilot programme in Samoa, Tonga and Fiji earlier this year. In phase two we are expanding on that programme.”

The deal will be signed today at the Grand Pacific Hotel.

 



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