BTC Highlights the Need for Safe Internet Access for All

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Connectivity is at the heart of BTC’s business with a focus on ensuring as many people as possible can access the digital world. On February 9th , BTC and its parent company Liberty Latin America will mark Safer Internet Day by promoting the need for safe access for all.

Felipe Ruiz, VP, Information Security (CISO), Liberty Latin America commented, “In our industry, we see first-hand how important access to the digital world is and the impact it can have on helping communities to grow and thrive. However, we must also raise awareness and educate users on how to engage safely and responsibly. Safer Internet Day is a great reminder that we must always equip users with the knowledge and tools to help safeguard themselves in our digital environment.”

BTC will commemorate the globally recognized, Safer Internet Day (SID) with three virtual summits for upper primary and junior high school students. Safer Internet Day aims to create a safer but also better internet, where everyone is empowered to use technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively. This year’s theme is “Together for a better internet”.

BTC CEO, Garry Sinclair said, “The internet impacts us all. We are still in the throes of a global pandemic and people are spending a lot more time online, whether its students who are still primarily receiving their education in an online environment or adults working from home. As a responsible corporate citizen, we believe the message of Safer Internet Day is important now more than ever. Online safety is a multi-stakeholder initiative, and sessions like these will provide invaluable information for students. We want to empower our students to become even smarter digital citizens.”

Sessions will include presentations from educator Zena Dean, therapists Dr. Edrica Richardson and Harrison Thompson, Sgt. Makelle Pinder and other members of the National Crime Prevention Unit. Topics will include how to become a better digital citizen, cyberbullying and a gamut of emerging online issues.

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