Globe Telecom, DepEd create a safe online environment for teachers and learners

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) – With the shift to virtual learning in the upcoming school year brought by the uncertain times, Globe Telecom partnered with the Department of Education (DepEd) in creating a safe and healthy online learning environment for teachers, students, and home educators.

Globe and DepEd will organize a webinar entitled “Global Filipino Teacher Series: Digital Thumbprint Program (DTP),” part of a series of workshops on digital citizenship, online safety, and the responsible use of the internet.


These workshops will help the participants increase their knowledge of current and constantly changing landscape of life online in the Philippines. Among the modules that will be presented in the webinars are how to protect one’s self in various online threats, essential principles and practices around cyber safety and security, online etiquette and how to help create a responsible online community, how to identify credible or questionable information, and how parents and educators can keep children safe online.


“Globe continues to support DepEd’s thrust of delivering quality education and training to learners and educators and is one with the government in helping keep the online community safe for everyone, especially the children,” said Yoly Crisanto, Globe's chief sustainability officer and senior vice president for corporate communications.


The webinar, to be held on August 4 to 5 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., is open to all teaching and non-teaching staff of DepEd covering the national, regional, and division offices, and all public schools nationwide. Panelists from DepEd and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) will also grace the program.


Parallel to the online workshop, Globe will launch shorter and shareable versions of the DTP cyber wellness training modules which are meant to reach a wider audience online.


The webinar, which will be aired on Globe Bridging Communities Facebook Page, is another joint effort by Globe and DepEd in ensuring the safety of the country’s educational community.


In 2019, Globe turned over the DTP modules to DepEd for integration into the K-12 curriculum and a localized version was implemented per region.


In partnership with DepEd regional offices, Globe has also been rolling out a series of training under its Global Filipino Teachers Program that focuses on 21st century skills needed by teachers most especially in the new normal such as digital literacy and overall capacity-building to maximize the digital tools available to them.