The Deanship of E-Learning and Distance Education at Umm Al-Qura University organizes the ‘Digital Citizenship Forum: Towards a Secure Electronic Community’, under the patronage of the President of Umm Al-Qura University, His Excellency Prof. Abdullah bin Omar Bafail. The forum will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 a.m. on Thursday, at King Abdulaziz Historical Hall in Al-Abdiyyah and Al-Jawhara Hall in Al-Zahir.
The forum aims at spreading the culture of digital citizenship in the community through education in the home, educational methods in schools and universities, defining the criteria on which educators rely in the development of digital citizenship, and monitoring the risks of the Internet and its negative impacts on children.
The forum will offer training courses and seminars in which many researchers and experts in the field of digital citizenship will participate. The Vice Dean of E-Learning and Distance Education, Dr. Hana’ Yamani, will offer a course entitled, ‘Secure Digital Educational Objects and Repositories: Towards a Conscious Digital Generation’. The Vice Dean of E-Learning, Dr. Sultan Al-Mutairi, will offer another course entitled, ‘Safe Use of Electronic Applications and Protection against Risks’.
Those responsible for the forum motivated all attendants to make use of these advanced courses and participate in the two sessions, ‘Cyber Security and Electronic Protection for Citizen and Community Safety’, and ‘The Digital Revolution and the Prospects for Digital Citizenship: Between Freedom and Moderation’. These sessions will be offered by a group of specialized professors in computer, information technology, and cyber security.