Loop News created an online article on 12 November 2020, about Digicel and SafeToNet join forces to make the internet safer for children,
More people are using online services due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Digicel recognizes the need for additional emphasis on digital security. Children are the most vulnerable as online learning has kicked into gear and screen time has increased.
- Children are the most vulnerable as they navigate online learning, putting themselves at risk of cyberbullying, sextortion and exposure to content that may be inappropriate for their age.
- Digicel has partnered with SafeToNet in Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago to improve online safety to help keep children safe.
- Digicel’s operations span over the Caribbean, Central America and the Pacific regions and SafeToNet’s ability to provide a secure digital environment, anywhere in the world, makes them an ideal partner.
- SafeToNet uses artificial intelligence to detect and filter risk in real-time while respecting the privacy of the user.
- The app allows children to navigate the digital world by providing them with real-time prompts offering advice on potentially risky cyber interactions.
- Oliver Coughlan, Digicel Chief Executive Officer stated “Digicel has been working with many online educational platforms to provide children with safe educational resources during this time.
- Richard Pursey, SafeToNet founder and group CEO said, “SafeToNet priority is keeping children safe online.”
- The app does not give parents access to spy on their children but gives the insight to ensure that their child is safe.
- SafeToNet’s technology has won multiple awards including CISCO’s Top 50 Security Start-up and Business Cloud’s 101 Tech Disruptors Award.
Contributed by Kyle Sterling from Jamaica. Kyle is a member of our Caribbean Cyber Support Team (CCST) initiative on Discord. CCST is a collaborative group on the Discord platform for Caribbean people interested in IT, from beginners to experts.
If you’re from the Caribbean, learn more and join the group by visiting caribbeancst.org.