The campaign conducted on Thursday 20th October 2022 at Gashora Girls Academy also attracted students from neighboring schools including Groupe Scolaire Dihiro and New Explorers Girls Academy.
Paul Mutabazi from Rwanda Computer Security Incident Response Team (Rw-CSIRT) at NCSA urged students to be cautious lest they end up being dragged into activities exposing them to risks. He also requested them to protect themselves and their online data.
“The more you use electronic gadgets, the higher you have the risks of being exposed to hackers attempting to defraud you or access your online data to be used for unlawful activities,” said Mutabazi.
He advised students not to share their passwords with anyone, avoid sharing personal information and using public internet.
Students were also reminded to always lock their devices, sign out all social media accounts before going offline.
The CEO of NCSA, Col David Kanamugire has emphasized that children should be enlightened on online safety or be protected against exposure to harmful content and other threats.
Also present at the event was Christophe Nsengiyaremye, the Director General of Education Sector Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation at the Ministry of Education who urged parents and teachers to educate students on pros and cons of technology.