What did Saudi Arabia do to increase Internet safety for children?

What did Saudi Arabia do to increase Internet safety for children?
What did Saudi Arabia do to increase Internet safety for children?
Today, the Saudi Ministry of Communications and Information Technology signed a memorandum of understanding in a qualitative partnership with DQ International, to use the DQ framework and activate it in the Kingdom.

The memorandum comes to raise digital awareness through the global DQ standard, which was agreed upon as a new global standard for digital literacy, and increasing the safety of the “Internet” for children, which contributes to raising the advantages of technology outcomes for future generations.

The MoU aims to eradicate digital literacy and enhance digital skills in general, according to the scope of developing and publishing educational measurement tools on a global level using the DQ framework.

The Memorandum of Understanding will also define best practices for raising the Kingdom’s global rankings regarding child safety in the “Internet” and digital citizenship within the Online Safety Index (COSI).

This signed memorandum comes on the sidelines of the agenda of the C20 Civil Society Communication Group Forum, which is affiliated with the G20, which dealt with the digital economy, and discussed the classification for the first time globally in a dialogue session, to develop a common measurement mechanism for the index.

Through the memorandum, the Ministry seeks to achieve fruitful cooperation in areas of joint work, based on the Kingdom’s vision (2030), in recognition of the importance of development in various areas of communication and information technology, and to achieve technical development and increase digital awareness in various segments of society.

The Assistant Undersecretary for Digital Capabilities and Content, Engineer Faris Al-Saqabi emphasized the importance of this memorandum, which will enhance the concept of digital citizenship in the Kingdom and will contribute directly to developing educational measurement tools and publishing them on a global level using the DQ framework that will raise the level of safety for children in the “Internet”, especially since the Kingdom is distinguished. With a solid digital infrastructure that has led to a significant increase in the percentage of “Internet” usage.

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