A few days back, I chanced upon this website - http://www.b4usurf.org/
- which seeks to educate Internet users on cyber ethics
and cyber safety
The site is managed by the Business Software Alliance (BSA)
, the foremost organization dedicated to promoting a safe and legal digital world.
A noteworthy feature of the site is that it provides valuable information tailored for different types of users. It has a section dedicated to Educators
, to Parents
and to the Youth
so one can easily find relevant information. This makes it particularly useful to telecentres. Telecentre operators can make this the default website in the browsers of their PCs at the telecentre (or at least provide a conspicuous link to it from their websites they have one) so that users can readily see it and increase the chances of them learning a lesson or two on how to protect themselves from possible dangers in the Internet.
Furthermore, telecentre operators can pick up some useful tips from the different resources in the site and post it on their telecentre bulletin boards to promote greater awareness on cyber safety and cyber ethics among community members.
We must remember that safe and responsible surfing is one of the more important things we should be pushing for in our telecentres, and each one of us involved in ICT for development shares that responsibility.
Other similar posts on useful tools and tips can be found in the group Technology and Tools for Telecentres