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2017 - A Walkathon for Cyber Safety Awareness


Prof Elmarie Kritzinger (project leader), Prof Marianne Loock, Mrs Emilia Mwim and Mrs Dorothy Scholtz from the Cyber Security Awareness Community Engagement Team, in the School of Computing (SOC) in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology (CSET) participated in the 2017 Safer Internet Day. The 2017 Safer Internet Day event was hosted in more than 100 participating countries around the world


The Safer Internet Day was hosted by the Film and Publication Board (FPB) and at the Mmabatho Convention Centre in Mahikeng. The FPB partnered with UNISA to host the event and to promote safer internet usage among the youths of our country. Other partners included the Hawks, Facebook, Google SA and Media Monitoring Africa. Learners and teachers from five high schools in Mahikeng attended the Safer Internet Day. The event included talks on “What is the Internet?” by Facebook; “Cyber Safety” by Prof E Kritzinger; “Web Rangers” by Google and a talk by the Hawks.

The event was concluded with a Cyber Safety Awareness Walkathon where the youth walked in the streets of Mahikeng to show their support for a safer internet culture in South Africa.