A member of the Oyo State House of Assembly and Chairman House Committee on Women Affairs and Community Development, Hon. Bimbo Olawumi Oladeji has received a special edition of Internet Safety Magazine from Mr Rotimi Onadipe, Chief Executive Officer, Onadipe Technologies and Founder, Internet Safety Magazine.
According to Onadipe, the magazine is loaded with over 50 informative and educative articles on internet safety, written by him and published by over 300 news media organizations around the world. Some of the articles have also been used by stakeholders, researchers, scholars and authors in chapters of books and academic outlets around the world.
In her contribution to the stakeholders’ page of the magazine, Hon. Oladeji educates all parents on the best way to protect their children against online dangers.
She writes: “In today’s digital age, people spend countless hours throughout the day on social media, and at the end of the day have absolutely nothing productive to show for it.
“Internet Abuse Awareness and Prevention Project powered by Onadipe Technologies is a project that attempts to improve the understanding of people concerning online risks. This project presents a situation that people face while surfing the internet and helps them on how to stay safe online. Most people, especially teenagers, spend a substantial share of their time on the internet. This has posed to be a threat to the private lives of our children.
“Many teenagers use social media to post extensive information and photos, which will remain online for potentially extended period. This information can have harmful effects on them in the long run. Children also risk coming in contact with illegal or dangerous content, which is increasingly available online, including pornography and other violent material.”
Due to the foregoing, the CEO Onadipe Technologies and Founder, Internet Safety Magazine, with his team came up with essential strategies which include research, counselling, educating the public on the dangers and lasting solutions to internet abuse & cyber crimes, rehabilitation and empowerment of repentant cybercriminals through vocational training.
“However, it is imperative that we all have a role to play in making sure the internet is a safe community for our children. This is due to the fact that they are the most vulnerable. Therefore, parents can use filtering tools and parental controls on the gadgets they use. Children have the knowledge but not the power to use the computer. As parents, we have to monitor what they do on the computer always and at all times.”
In his closing remarks after presenting the internet safety magazine to Hon. Oladeji, Onadipe appreciated the lawmaker for her support, encouragement and promotion of his internet safety project.
He said, “Hon. Bimbo Oladeji’s contribution to his organization’s internet safety magazine will go a long way in educating parents all over the world on how to protect their children against online dangers”.