Girls in ICT program for high school students started on Monday, August 15, 2022 in Ooty Region.
By the end of this week, all girls in the Ooty region will be trained in cyber security and data privacy.
The program aims to ensure that all girls stay safe online.
They are also encouraged to contact the National Cyber Security Authority with the short code 292 in times of distress.
A Huawei instructor who is also a lecturer at the University of Ghana, Legon, Mr. Julius Yaw Ludu led the children through an interactive session.
During the training, students received education on cyber security, information security and data privacy.
Additionally, they learned about the 10 most common cyber security threats they are often exposed to online; they include but are not limited to the following; Malware attacks, phishing, password attacks, man-in-the-middle attacks, distributed denial-of-service attacks, drive-by-download attacks, malicious advertising, malware attacks, and commercial email attacks.
Students also asked questions about how to stay safe on social media like WhatsApp, Instagram and tiktok. They are trained in two main steps, which include two-factor authentication and control of the devices associated with their accounts.
The first day (August 15, 2022) brought together the ladies from Kyabobo Girls; Nkwanta SHS and Kpassa Senior High Technical School (SHTS) for training
Yesterday (August 16, 2022) we crossed the Ooty River at Krachi SHS. Ladies from Krachi SHS and Kete-Krachi SHTS benefited from the program.
Today, August 17, 2022; houses at Nsukawkwa SHS; Community Day Yabram SHS and Oti SHTS will benefit from a training session this morning.
Later in the afternoon, Ladies from Nkonya SHS, Bowiri SHTS; Topaman; Vuravura; Biakoye community.
Tomorrow, August 18, 2022, ladies from Kadjebi Asato SHS; Dodi Papasi SHTS; Ahamanso Islamic SHS will participate in the training in the morning, ladies from Buenan SHS; Okajakrom and Baglo ridge SHTS gains in the afternoon.
On Friday August 19, 2022, the team will coach women from Likpe and Akpafu SHS.
The theme of the Girls in ICT program is cyber security and data privacy. It aims to help young girls stay safe in cyberspace.
It is organized by the Ministry of Communications and Digitalization in collaboration with Huawei Ghana; Ministry of Emergency Situations and HPS.
The Girls in ICT program is an initiative of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) aimed at encouraging young girls to study ICT.
Girls in ICT; Secure access to ICT.
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