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Globe certifies 25 public school teachers as ambassadors of DTP

By Nestor Domingo Jr - on 9 Aug 2017, 12:56am

Globe certifies 25 public school teachers as ambassadors of DTP

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As part of its Internet literacy campaign, Globe Telecom has given recognition to certified twenty-five (25) public school teachers in Batanes who will serve as ambassadors under the Digital Thumbprint Program (DTP).

DTP is an award-winning program spearheaded by Globe Telecom, Optus, and Singtel that aims for the youth to become responsible citizens in the cyberspace.

As ambassadors, the teachers are tasked to spread the knowledge they learned from the DTP program through its facilitators and experts to their fellow teachers from other schools in the province. They were recognized during a simple ceremony held at the Basco Central School.

“The manner we think, say, and do leave remarkable thumbprints in the lives of others. In this digital era, everyone should be extra careful in getting along with people through social media by adhering to moral norms of conduct and cyber education. As teachers, we are duty-bound to teach and model cyber values to our youth. This could be achieved via the Digital Thumbprint Program of Globe Telecom so we want to grab this opportunity to make a difference in how the youth interact online,” said Reynante Caliguiran, Schools Division Superintendent of Batanes.

“About half of Internet users in our country are adolescents aged 17 years old and below according to the Philippine National Police, showing how vital the Internet is in molding the lives of the Filipino youth.  As a purveyor of the digital lifestyle, Globe wants the youth to not just embrace the Internet to learn, play, and socialize but also to be safe whenever they are online.  Thus, we are glad that DepEd and our teachers and the province of Batanes support us in this undertaking,” said Yoly Crisanto, Globe SVP for Corporate Communications.

The Digital Thumbprint Program was established by Globe Telecom with the desire of educating the Filipino youth regarding the responsible use of the Internet through digital citizenship and cyber-wellness. The workshop program is made in cooperation with Optus and Singtel, two firms that are co-designed by the Karrikins Group.

The workshop series was modeled on the Optus Digital Thumbprint program in Australia which involves three modules that tackle on safety and security, responsibility and etiquette, and leadership and empowerment.  It is seen as a more fun and interactive alternative activity to the Edukasyon sa Pagpapakatao (EP) class.

At present, DTP already reached more than 10,000 public and private high school students and over 1,000 public high school teachers were already empowered to cascade the program to their students.

Globe’s Digital Thumbprint Program is part of the telecom’s #makeITsafePH campaign which promotes cyber-security and cyber-wellness among consumers and businesses.