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2016 - Chance-2-Advance Community Engagement


The Change-2-Advance community engagement project is a UNISA driven initiative aimed at empowering communities with skills and knowledge that they otherwise would not have access to. The community chosen for the 2015 iteration was Dennilton situated in the Limpopo Province. The Cyber Security Awareness team participated in this event on the 31st of July by hosting a daylong session on the topic of safety in Cyber space. This was also the first opportunity to present the enhanced material and handouts designed by Dr Da Veiga. The members of the team that participated in the event were, Dr Bobby Tait (presenter), Dr Adele Da Veiga (presenter), Dr Jan Mentz (photographer), Mr Olusegun Ajigini, Mrs Dorothy Scholtz (event setup and coordination) and Mrs Emilia Mwim (presenter).


The workshop consisted of a 2 hour presentation, by Dr Tait, Dr Da Veiga and Mrs Mwim to an audience of community members. The Cyber Security presentation provided ample opportunity to the team members to achieve our mission of: “uplifting communities by providing cyber safety knowledge to enable individuals within communities to protect themselves and their information within a cyber-driven world.”
The following topics were discussed during the workshop:

  • Cyber Ethics
  • Plagiarism
  • Stealing software, music and videos
  • Online etiquette protocol
  • Cyber bullying  Internet addiction
  • Cyber Safety Online predators
  • Pornography
  • Unwanted communications
  • Online threats
  • Cyber Security Theft of identity
  • Get-rich-quick schemes
  • Junk email
  • Chain letters
  • Privacy
  • Trojans
  • What is personal information Your legal rights

Many questions were asked during the Question and Answer Session. Each participant was required to complete a questionnaire and will receive a certificate of attendance which will be issued by Chance to Advance event organizers.