Children introduced to data privacy and security with Globe eLibrary

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While many parents tried their best to limit their kids’ “screen time,” the pandemic changed all of that. With the shift in the learning system from face-to-face to that of online, children are definitely spending more screen time than they used to.

The concern now is that with their increased time in front of the screen to study, they also become more vulnerable to external threats like cybercriminals

These criminals commonly target the personal information and threatens the wellbeing of innocent people.  With this, Globe eLibrary decided to include data privacy and security for children in its list of books and other reference materials that can be read or downloaded for free.

Entitled “Safe Space:  A Kid’s Guide to Data Privacy,” the book aims to help children aged 7-12  to better understand the concept of data privacy and security in a fun and engaging way.

Included in the book is the importance of keeping personal data secure, how such information may be compromised, what the child and parents can do to avoid becoming a victim,  and how to address the concern if it happens.  It is available in both print and electronic formats.

The book was created through the joint efforts of Globe,  the National Privacy Commission, and the Center for Art, New Ventures & Sustainable Development (CANVAS). The artwork on the cover of the book is by Liza Flores, as commissioned by CANVAS.

“It is important to facilitate deeper learning and awareness about data privacy and security  among children as early as possible so that they will grow to be vigilant in protecting themselves on the internet,” said Yoly Crisanto, Globe Chief Sustainability Officer and SVP for Corporate Communications.

The inclusion of Safe Kids in Globe eLibrary is part of the ongoing efforts of Globe to keep children safe online.  Globe, through its Digital Thumbprint Program, helps children, the youth, their parents, and teachers learn and practice digital citizenship, online safety, and responsible use of the internet. 

Globe eLibrary was launched in April last year primarily to help students get access to resource materials during the pandemic.  It contains textbooks on core subjects such as Math, Science, English, Filipino, Music, and Arts that are fit for K-12 students as well as local and international storybooks.

It also offers interactive videos on Math, Science, English, Values, and Hygiene and Sanitation incorporating sights and sounds that are familiar to students to help supplement classroom learning.  Some of these videos were developed by teachers themselves. 

The eBooks and videos are available for free at the Globe eLibrary website, https://globeelibrary.ph or mobile app.  They may also be downloaded for offline learning. Globe or TM customers may access the Globe eLibrary from their mobile phone without incurring data charges. 

To know more about Globe sustainability efforts, visit https://www.globe.com.ph/about-us/sustainability.html.

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