Facebook has launched a specialized awareness programme -We Think Digital- to provide digital literacy and citizenship training and promote responsible use of the internet.
The programme was launched in partnership with the Ministry of Education, ICT Division and a2i, said a press release.
State Minister for ICT Divison, Zunaid Ahmed Palak launched the programme through online platform where Deputy Minister for Ministry of Education, Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury was present as special guest.
The programme is a comprehensive training designed to raise awareness, build capacity and develop digital ambassadorship through a whole-of-government approach, including teachers, officials and young professionals, to move beyond foundational digital literacy towards responsible digital citizenship.
The programme provides training courses and educational materials on important skills on online privacy, protecting digital identities, critical thinking, promoting respectful and empathetic online behavior, and tackling false information.
Piloting of the initiative will begin by providing training through a combination of learning platforms between Facebook's 'We Think Digital' and 'MuktoPaath' to 50 award-winning teachers, 30 government officials from Ministry of Education, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Bangladesh Police and Ministry of Women and Children Affairs, as well as 20 young professionals focusing on social and educational development in the country.
At the launching ceremony, Khandker Anwarul Islam, cabinet secretary; NM Zeaul Alam, senior secretary to ICT Division; Dr Md Abdul Mannan, project director (additional secretary) of the Aspire to Innovate (a2i) Programme; Rubana Huq, president of BGMEA; and Ashwini Rana, public policy director of South Asia at Facebook were present as panelists.