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.