Grameenphone and Telenor Group have partnered with UNICEF to promote “Child Online Safety” in Bangladesh.
An agreement to this effect was signed between the organizations at GPHouse on Sunday.
Grameenphone CEO Michael Foley and UNICEF Bangladesh Representative Edouard Beigbeder, signed the agreement on behalf of their respective organizations.
This initiative has been taken to create opportunities for a meaningful and safer digital participation in Bangladesh.
Under this agreement, Grameenphone, Telenor and UNICEF will launch a specially designed “Child Online Safety” program.
The program titled, “Enhancing and scaling child online protection in Bangladesh and engaging adolescents as agents of change” is designed to directly engage and empower 400,000 children aged between 11 – 16 years and sensitize 50,000 parents, guardians and teachers on how to facilitate a safer internet experience.
Additionally, the “Child Helpline” hotline (1098) services will be expanded to incorporate Child Online Safety issues.
Yasir Azman, deputy CEO and CMO and Mahmud Hossain, chief corporate affairs officer of Grameenphone and other officials from Grameenphone and UNICEF, also attended the program.