Safer Internet Day: Stay vigilant and be kind to others

Du and UNICEF Gulf promote online wellbeing

Lina Y. Elkurd
18 February 2022

Did you know that it takes less than a minute to write a comment that can significantly impact someone’s mental health and well-being? Did you know that social media can cause stress, anxiety and isolation?

UNICEF invites everyone to stay alert and vigilant when engaging and networking in digital environments like gaming and social media platforms and create a kinder internet.

Nurturing friendships and family relationships online and offline is essential for maintaining meaningful connections. Yet, let’s all be mindful of our words in the comments we write and the time we spend on the internet.

It’s crucial to pay close attention to how the internet influences your emotions, thoughts or actions. Take a break while writing and see how our words affect others’ feelings.

On #SaferInternetDay on 8 February, UNICEF created a pack of links available which included tips on better mental health, online safety for parents and dealing with cyberbullying:

Gitanjali Rao
Gitanjali Rao, 16-year-old inventor, was appointed as UNICEF Youth Advocate at World Children’s Day celebrations at Expo 2020 Dubai in November 2021

Building on recent joint efforts to raise awareness of online risks, Du again lent UNICEF its support on this Safer Internet Day. The telecom leader teamed up with UNICEF Gulf and the UAE Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood to spread awareness among its subscribers and social media followers.

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Screenshot of Safer Internet Day SMS messages by Du.