UAE, June 13, 2015 – ICDL Arabia, the governing body and certification authority of the ICDL certificate program in Egypt, GCC States and Iraq, has been honored by the Ministry of Interior (Child Protection Center) during an event organized to recognize individual and institutional endeavors towards the safety of children.The organization has taken on Cyber Safety as an integral part of its mission and was presented with a plaque in appreciation for exhibiting outstanding efforts in spreading awareness about cyber safety among the youth. Held at the Abu Dhabi Police Headquarters, the event was attended by senior officials and decision makers representing various departments in Abu Dhabi government and UAE ministries.
As an active supporter of IT security and cyber safety, ICDL Arabia has collaborated with several government organizations and private institutions to raise awareness about internet safety and the responsible use of various social media platforms. Moreover, it has launched several initiatives for school children about safe internet etiquette, digital safety education, appropriate online behavior, and cyber crimes.
“It is a tremendous honor to receive this recognition from the Ministry of Interior as we strongly feel that it is the duty of every individual and institution, private or public, to protect children from the threats lurking on cyber space. ICDL Arabia remains focused on spreading awareness about the safe and secure use of the Internet and social media and is currently working hand-in-hand with the concerned authorities to educate society in general and children in particular about the mindful use of modern technologies. Rest assured, we will continue with our efforts to launch more initiatives so that the youth can enjoy the benefits of the Internet and social media without any having to face the risks and threats swarming all over the Internet,” concluded Jamil Ezzo.