The Safer Internet Day was celebrated for the first time in Nepal on 5 February 2019. ChildSafeNet organized an event to mark the day at Labim Mall, Lalitpur, with a slogan, "Together for a Better Internet". The entertaining and informative event was organised to promote safer use of the internet and to raise awareness on cyber safety among children and young people. ChildSafeNet, a specialized organization working to protect children and young people online, is the focal organization for the Safer Internet Day in Nepal.
Red Circle Creative Solutions organized an unplugged music programme where young artistes performed catchy songs. Singer/composer Parit Shrestha and emerging singer Sushant Ghimire entertained the young crowd, backed by guitarists Kalind Sapkota and Ritik Shrestha.
CWIN, one of the leading child rights organization of Nepal, participated in the event by setting up stall to promote toll-free Child Helpline (1098). Likewise, Digital Broadcast Initiative – Equal Access Nepal recorded the event and interviewed participants for its flagship radio programme, "Sathi Sanga Manka Kura", a very popular radio programme among adolescents. Besides, young people shared their thoughts on safer use of the digital technology. They also participated in debates on the burning issues, such as, the recently imposed ban on porn sites by the Government of Nepal. Likewise, during the event, ChildSafeNet conducted a paperless survey on use of social media.
Labim Mall, the most fashionable and trendy shopping mall of Nepal collaborated with ChildSafeNet as the venue partner and provided the space & facilities for the event as a part of their corporate social responsibility.
ChildSafeNet extends its sincere thanks to all supporters, collaborators, partners, volunteers and team members.
PC: Anmol Shakya and Anil Raghuvanshi