29 May 2019, The Herald, Kgaugelo Masweneng

Google Africa, Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) and other stakeholders have devised a digital literacy programme called Web Rangers, which is designed to let young people gain critical skills and knowledge about online safety. The programme encourages young digital citizens to use the internet responsibly.

MMA’s initiative, called Hashplay, is a website designed to help children make informed decisions online to protect themselves – such as keeping one’s full name, address, cellphone number or school name off social media networks.

“Think before you click, share, retweet or like. Be careful who you trust. Treat people the way you want to be treated. Remain true to yourself and don’t allow your standards to be altered by other’s rude behaviour online,” advises the Hashplay website.

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