ICDL Sri Lanka hosted Safer Internet Day 2017 in Sri Lanka, with the theme ‘Be the change: Unite for a better internet’ on Tuesday, 7 February. This event was organised in partnership with the National Child Protection Authority, Sri Lanka CERT│CC, the Computer Crimes Investigation unit of the CID and the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka. The event was attended by Dr Ajith Madurapperuma, Chairperson of Sri Lanka CERT│CC.
The conference, which took place in Colombo, was attended by heads of schools, higher education and training institutions, several private and governmental organisations from the ICT industry, and members of the endorsing organisations.
The conference featured several presentations by ICDL Sri Lanka, and the keynote speech was delivered by guest speakers Natasha Balendra, Chairperson of the National Child Protection Authority and Roshan Chandraguptha, Principal Information Security Engineer of Sri Lanka CERT|CC.
The main highlight of the event was the panel discussion organised with the aim of bringing to light current security issues such as financial fraud, and harmful content online. The panellists also shared valuable insights and educated participants on the regulatory frameworks, law enforcement, and methods to safeguard young people and children from harmful online behaviour and content.
From cyberbullying to social networking, Safer Internet Day aims to raise awareness of emerging online issues and concerns. This year’s theme emphasised the contribution that everyone should make, to create a safer internet and digital world for all.