Posted on November 21, 2016

More than 250 families to date have participated in the Vodafone AmanTECH Treasure Hunt taking place at Dahl El Hammam park that informs parents about how to keep their children safe in the digital world which involves a number of fun puzzles about the digital world that parents need to solve in collaboration with their children to win prizes. 

This activity comes under the banner of AmanTECH, Vodafone’s aid programme for online child safety which aims at promoting digital parenting amongst parents and improving children’s digital safety. The treasure hunt kicked off on the 10th of November and will take place every Thursday and Friday from 4 pm to 7 pm until the 9th of December 2016 at Dahl El Hamam Public Park. The event is open for all the public. Vodafone’s first Treasure Hunt took place in March this year at Ezdan Mall which more than 1500 people enjoyed. This activity’s proven success with families will now be rolled out across various locations to engage more members of the community in the important subject of children’s safety online.

Dana Haidan, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at Vodafone Qatar, said: “We are delighted that so many families are enjoying but more importantly are benefitting 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. We encourage more families to visit us at Dahl El Hamam to learn more and take part in our fun learning activity.”

Since the launch of AmantECH in late 2014, Vodafone has held a number of digital parenting activities including most recently their Connected Families workshop series which teaches families digital parenting skills.

In 2017, AmanTECH will continue to reach out to parents and children aged between the ages of 5 to 15. 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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