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Safe internet access: Families have bigger role to play, says BMPCA

To ensure safe internet access, families need to come forward first. In most cases, the family is reluctant to do so. Parents need to know what their child is using

Dhaka — To ensure safe internet access, families need to come forward first. In most cases, the family is reluctant to do so. Parents need to know what their child is using, said speakers during an online programme organised by Bangladesh Mobile Phone Consumers Association.

Speakers at the discussion meeting on the second floor of the National Press Club on Saturday titled “What we should do to use safe internet”. In this meeting organized by Bangladesh Mobile Phone Consumers Association, the concerned people presented various suggestions including the introduction of the digital education system.

At the beginning of the organization’s head of the technical committee engineer. Abu Saleh highlighted the main article. Speaking as the chief guest at the meeting, Vice-Chairman of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (BTRC) Subrata Roy said, “We have undertaken various awareness activities.”

“A lot of work is going on. But there is no response from the customers. But we need to get a response from the first. Because they are the first to suffer.”

“Family education is very important for us, families need to play a leading role in using secure internet,” he said.

The meeting was chaired by the Secretary-General of the Internet Service Providers Association of Bangladesh Imdadul Haque said, “Every one of our internet subscribers is asked to write a letter to raise awareness about safe internet usage.”

“We send tens of thousands of letters by mail, post, and directly to different families. But so far no response has been received from any family.”

Family education is very important for us, families need to play a leading role in using secure internet, says Vice-Chairman of BTRC Subrata Roy. (Photo: File)
Family education is very important for us, families need to play a leading role in using secure internet, says Vice-Chairman of BTRC Subrata Roy. (Photo: File)

It is clear from this that we are reluctant to use secure internet. But every family member is using the internet, he added.

Shahed Alam, Chief Regulatory Affairs Barrister, Robi Axiata Limited, said, “We need digital education among us. This education can be developed among family members, especially mothers, but it will ensure safe internet access for children. What you need to know is what you need to know.”

In addition, cyber security guidelines are very important for safe internet access. TRNB President Rashed Mehedi said, “No one cares about how safe the device we are using is.” Users don’t even know they have a way to keep their devices safe. Remember, the biggest risk of the internet is data theft.

The meeting was chaired by Mohiuddin Ahmed, President of the organizing body, and was attended by many people including Banglalink’s Chief Regulatory Affairs Taimur Rahman.

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