“WebChlaat” or ‘WebSmart” is a seven tip guide prepared by Ezecom in association with leading child rights advocacy groups Friends International and ChildSafe, which recently certified Ezecom as Cambodia’s first ChildSafe company.
Ezecom will be running a live banner on the CEN website (http://www.cen.com.kh/) in the next weeks – providing daily internet safety tips and a link to the WebChlaat site at http://webchlaat.com/.
Among the safety tips for children; be smart when making online friends, be smart what you share on the internet and be smart about emails from strangers.
For parents the tips include; be smart and prepared to answer tough questions, be smart about anti-virus software and be smart about cyber bullying and its consequences.
“As a parent myself of course I want my children to enjoy the learning opportunities, entertainment and other resources that the internet offers. But its important that we help parents and children talk openly about some of the dangers that lurk out there on the internet, so that we can all benefit from the power of the internet without falling victim to the perils,” said Ezecom CEO Paul Blanche-Horgan.
The WebChlaat website underlines Ezecom’s long term commitment to supporting education and children’s rights.
The company’s staff was recently the first workforce to be certified as ‘Child Safe’ by Friends International and ChildSafe, meaning that staff have received training on being aware and alert to evidence of child abuse and how to respond appropriately.
Ezecom was launched in 2007 and has since become one of the country’s leading suppliers of communication services. Ezecom offers fiber optic, WIMAX, VPN and various other internet-based and telecommunications solutions to companies and consumers across Cambodia. Recently Ezecom acquired fiber optic company Telcotech thus expanding its nationwide coverage to 99% of the country.
Friends International is a world renowned Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) that works towards eradicating poverty by providing vocational education to marginalized children around the world. EZECOM provides internet for Friends International and their local NGO Mith Samlanh for the computer class room, giving children in need the chance to learn how to use computers.
ChildSafe is a world leader in child protection and awareness. EZECOM is proud to be a supporter of ChildSafe and to be able to call ourselves ChildSafe Citizens. In cooperation with Friends International and ChildSafe we have created WebChlaat.