Posted on March 22, 2016

More than 1,500 parents and their children took part in Vodafone’s Treasure Hunt over the weekend at Ezdan Mall that informed parents about how to keep their children safe in the digital world. The treasure hunt involved a number of fun puzzles about the digital world that parents needed to solve in collaboration with their children to win prizes from Fun Ville, Magnolia Bakery and Popcorn Girl. This activity came under the banner of AmanTECH, Vodafone’s aid programme for online child safety which aims at promoting digital literacy amongst parents and improving children’s digital safety.

Dana Haidan, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at Vodafone Qatar, said: “We are delighted that so many families enjoyed but more importantly benefited from Vodafone’s digital awareness activity. Protecting children in their digital world might sometimes feel like a long and complicated journey. But it doesn’t have to. When we launched AmanTECH, we made a solid commitment to ensure that this programme is a long-term initiative that will provide people in Qatar with everything they need to know and do for their children in today’s ever-expanding digital world.”

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Since the launch of Amantech in late 2014, Vodafone has held a number of digital parenting activities including their highly popular TechMoms sessions where mothers gather at a Vodafone store to enrich their learnings around the world of communications and to get acquainted with practical ideas and tools to help them manage what their children and the youth generations, in general, are being exposed to. Vodafone Qatar also invited parents to join their AmanTECH Twitter Chat Series where parents have the opportunity to ask an educational expert any questions they have regarding maintaining their children’s safety and privacy in today’s ever-expanding digital world in addition to any other question they have about digital parenting in general.

In 2016, AmanTech will reach out to parents and children aged between the ages of 5 to 17. The programme will adopt a three-pronged approach with a focus on awareness, education and technical support. This will entail ongoing parental workshops, an online source for information and tips for parents, online magazines, in addition to the digital parenting guide available in Vodafone’s stores and online at www.vodafone.qa/AmanTECH

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