DICT targets 12 schools for cybersecurity training

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THE Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said it hopes to expand its cybersecurity awareness programs in schools this year.

Assistant Secretary Alan S. Cabanlong said the target is for programs in 12 schools this year.

“We target 12 schools for 2018. We had two caravans in January,” Mr. Cabanlong said in a text message, referring to road shows promoting cybersecurity awareness.

The two caravans visited Bataan province and Taytay, Rizal.

Caravans will visit the island of Catanduanes, Naga City in Camarines Sur, and Legazpi City in Albay.

Mr. Cabanlong said the programs have been meet with high levels of student turnout and engagement.

The programs teach students proper Internet use as well as avoiding cyber crimes including trafficking.

The DICT is also conducting separate digital parenting programs to educate parents on online usage. — Patrizia Paola C. Marcelo