Connecting New Users – Internet Safety First
I am all for Connecting New Users, i.e. the World as long as we also Communicate the Risks and Dangers Associated with Internet Connectivity to our Children, Families, Other Users and Online Businesses
- Internet Crime: Security Threats, Scams, Fraud
- Ransomware, DDoS Attacks
- Keeping Your Children Safe Online
- Children Family, Cyber Security
- Identty Theft
- Predators, Paedophiles
- Child Abuse, Exploitation, Grooming, Trafficking, Prostitution
- Harassment, Bullying Cyberbullying, Suicide
- Trolling, Flaming, Shaming
- Sexting, Pornography, Child Porn, Revenge Porn – Children under 10 years
- Net Addiction: Pornography, Gaming, Gambling – Children Under 10 years
- Social media scams, Dating Scams, Phishing, Malware
- The DarkNet
We spend millions; perhaps more collectively, to grow the Internet; but FAIL to give any priority to Internet Safety
Most of the following Alliances and Organisations FAIL to even consider Internet Safety Online as an Objective
As Internet Safety Online Takes a Back Seat to New Users Growth; Who Suffers, Who Is Responsible?
Facebook’s Internet Org
- Making the Internet Affordable
Internet.org is a Facebook-led initiative bringing together technology leaders, nonprofits and local communities to connect the two thirds of the world that doesn’t have internet access.
- Only 1 out of every 3 people can go online
- Why aren’t more people connected?
- Devices are too expensive
- Service plans are too expensive
- Mobile networks are few and far between
- Content isn’t available in the local language
- People aren’t sure what value the internet will bring
- Power sources are limited or costly
- Networks can’t support large amounts of data
- Together we can remove these barriers and give the unconnected majority of the world the power to connect
Source: Internet Org
Google’s Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI)
The Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) is the world’s broadest technology sector coalition. We want everyone, everywhere, to be able to access the life-changing power of the Internet affordably. Our goal is to achieve the UN Broadband Commission target of entry-level broadband priced at less than 5% of monthly income, thereby enabling billions more people to come online.
To achieve this vision, we’ve assembled a powerful coalition of the willing. Through A4AI, public sector, private sector and not-for-profit organisations are coming together to create policy and regulatory solutions that drive down the cost of Internet access around the world.
We know that affordability remains the primary obstacle to Internet access throughout the developing world. Experience shows that policy and regulatory reform are the best tools to unlock technological advances and dramatically reduce the cost to connect. Through a combination of advocacy, research and knowledge-sharing, A4AI drives policy change by seeking to create the conditions for open, competitive and innovative broadband markets.
Key pillars of our strategy:
- Consensus is key. That’s why all Alliance members have agreed on a set of policy and regulatory best practices that guide our work.
- Diverse viewpoints are essential. A4AI encourages a multi-stakeholder approach to policy reform, bringing together key players from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors to co-create solutions.
- There is no one-size-fits-all approach. We form powerful local coalitions to develop solutions tailored to local realities in each of our member countries.
- Robust evidence and insights underpin progress. We invest heavily in qualitative and quantitative research, ensuring decisions are based on facts, not hunches.
Outernet – Connecting the UnConnected
Outernet aims to provide data to the net unconnected
Syed Karim outlined his vision for satellite-beamed “libraries” of information
- Can an entire library be put in your pocket? Most people would say yes. All you need is a mobile phone with access to the internet.
- But what about for the many people in the world that lack internet connectivity? The answer is still yes – at least according to Syed Karim, who explained how at TEDGlobal.
- The entrepreneur had been invited to the human ingenuity-themed event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to speak about his company, Outernet.
- The business aims to address the fact that about two-thirds of the world’s population still has no internet access.
- “When you talk about the internet, you talk about two main functions – communication and information access,” he told the BBC.
- “It’s the communication part that makes it so expensive.”
United Nations’ International Telecommunication Union ITU)
- ITU (International Telecommunication Union) is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies – ICTs. United Nations’ ITU
Key Areas of Action
- Climate Change
- Digital Divide
- Emergency Telecommunications
- Gender equality
- Youth and Academia
The Internet Crime Fighters Organization
- Connecting New Users – Internet Safety First
- “It’s About CARING: Increase Awareness, Educate, Protect You, Family, and Business”
- You may not, or may not know that you have a problem; but your friends may have and need your share
- We would like to see Internet Safety Online as a Primary Objective of all growth initiatives and participants
- Making the Internet Safe for our Children Family, Users and Business; Before “Making the Internet Affordable” (Internet Org)
- Social media may be the only way to share since parental controls and browser settings my block some content from those that need it
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