Cyber safety is everyone’s responsibility

The  Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) is committed to ensuring that all users of internet are being protected from cyber harassment, and ensuring that  it is user friendly, especially among  younger generations. 

The department’s Executive Manager for Digital Government and Shared Services.  Robertson Asari, while speaking on NBC’s Talkback show this morning, said, “the government is going through  the digital transformation process which  the department is heading,  and we are more vocal on the cyber safety of digital users as well.”

“Younger generations  are now learning to surf the internet in schools, and the department  will ensure  that every information that will be rolled out in the future ,is digitized,” he added.

Mr. Asari said as a pre-dominant society where digitization evolved rapid change to users, people  should adapt  to technology to address  socio-economic  issues and make  life easier.

Mr. Asari stressed that  DICT will continue to do more awareness in future to target  all age groups and audiences,  on the  advantages of using the internet and how to protect personal information, as well as ensuring that internet is user friendly for everyone.

The Department is collaborating with other stakeholders to address the issue,  and  its participation on the NBC Radio Talk Back Show with Mr Steven Mase ,was part of the Department’s contribution as a member  of  the Online Safety Committee  on cyber safety  awareness program facilitated by NICTA.