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Digital Rights Foundation Introduces Online Safety Curriculum

The Digital Rights Foundation has launched the ‘Young Adults Curriculum’ in collaboration with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) to inform society on online security.

Shmyla Khan, Muhammad Usman and Seerat Khan have authored the Online Protection of Young Adults Curriculum. It was edited by Nighat’s dad, Maryam Saeed. The aim of the curriculum is to help students and young people develop a deeper understanding of how the online world works.

The internet has been one of the most significant aspects of our everyday lives and transformed Pakistan’s digital ecosystem. Internet use has increased by 15 percent as the nation transitions to life under lockdown in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, according to the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA). Yet, cyber security knowledge is minimal.

Well-researched areas and principles, which are still being developed around the globe and hope to educate Pakistani youth about digital literacy and rights, are the key topics covered in the curriculum.

In addition to its uncountable advantages, online interaction has exposed children to dangers lurking on the internet; abusive pictures, harassment and bullying of predators are circulated.

The program also includes data on important issues such as cyber bullying, consent, and data security. It also provides legal advice for young people in the event that they are targets of online abuse.

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