The objective of ‘Navega Seguro’, the new portal launched by Orange Spain in collaboration with the CTIC Foundation, is to guide, inform and educate people about ICT. The aim is to identify risks and propose simple solutions to help families and teachers to provide guidance for children using the Internet.
What can be done if our sons and daughters are victims of sexting or cyberbullying? What are the most appropriate applications for very young children? How do you install a parental control system? How do you use social media? The answer to all these questions can be found on ‘Navega Seguro’, which aims not only to inform, but also to encourage participation by offering users the opportunity to comment, give their opinions and suggest new ideas.
The purpose of this portal is to provide a benchmark environment for families and teachers, where they can go to find recommendations, advice and resources in relation to training and guidance for children about the importance of staying safe on the Internet. It offers straightforward explanations and educational approaches to answer any questions parents may have depending on the age of their children. This provides tools and appropriate training for adults who must:
This initiative is one of a number of activities undertaken by Orange Spain in recent years as part of its corporate social responsibility strategy, aimed at raising awareness, promoting and providing training on using ICT safely. In Spain, Orange has developed a very proactive policy in the field of child protection. As such, last May, Orange launched the “Protecting children" mobile app for smartphones and tablets, which allows you to anonymously report users of tendentious content or who are abusive. The application, which can be downloaded free of charge in Orange stores and online, connects directly to the anonymous line promoted by the European Commission in Spain.
The Group’s policy on digital protection for children is based around three principles: promoting responsible usage, training and supporting parents and educators, developing the visibility and effectiveness of parental control tools.
Orange is reaffirming its commitment to safety while surfing the Web. As part of its corporate social responsibility policy, Orange supports Safer Internet Day, a worldwide event which is celebrated in February every year. For its 10th edition, scheduled for February 5, 2013, the theme will be “Online Rights and Responsibilities”.