The SecDev Foundation is collaborating with Hanoi-based NGO Live & Learn on ‘Safer Internet Day Vietnam 2016’ – a series of online and offline events to promote safer behavior online.
The campaign follows The SecDev Foundation’s successful, celebrity-led effort in September 2015 to help youth protect online accounts from hacking. The ‘Chong Hack Facebook’ campaign spurred thousands of youth across Vietnam to set up two-step authentication on their social media and email accounts.
Vietnam is among the world’s worst countries for cyber crime, and account hacking is rampant. A SecDev Foundation survey of young internet users found a range of risky behavior and lack of knowledge on how to protect accounts and stay safe online.
Bringing Safer Internet Day to Vietnam is among the first mainstream efforts to spark widespread learning on internet safety.
The Live & Learn campaign, based around the Facebook Page, features a contest asking users to submit photos, stories and videos that raise awareness on the need to use the internet safely. Offline events will be held at schools and other venues throughout February. The event is supported by telecoms company FPT, among others.
Safer Internet Day is an annual event organized by Insafe that takes place in February. It is celebrated in over 100 countries, with activities including press conferences, school events, industry actions and the launch of educational resources.