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Oct 13, 2018

Google launches an Arabic safety programme to help children be safe and confident online

Google recently announced the launch of “Abtal Al Internet” ("Internet Heroes"), a multifaceted online programme designed to teach children the fundamentals of digital citizenship and safety in Arabic.

It focuses on five key fundamentals to help children navigate the online world with confidence by learning how to be smart, alert, strong, kind and brave online. The programme also includes “A’lam Al Internet” ("Interland”), an online adventure which reflects the fundamentals of digital safety into hands-on practice for children to learn about online reputation, phishing and scams, privacy and security, online harassment and reporting inappropriate content.

“We believe in technology’s power to unlock creativity and create opportunities for everyone including children. At the same time, we need to make sure children are informed, engaged and safe online to enjoy the opportunities that come from being connected in the digital age,” said Tarek Abdalla, Regional Head of Marketing at Google Middle East and North Africa.

The programme can be accessed on for children, parents and educators to explore the internet with confidence.

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