Teens to train as WebRangers to Protect Cyberspace
What is Web Rangers?
Rangers traditionally guard parks and other areas of natural beauty. At Google, Web Rangers are modern day online heroes who work towards spreading positive influence to keep the Internet safe. It is also a program designed to train the youth on ways to address cyber threats and cyber bullying.
What is the objective of Web Rangers?
The Web Rangers program aims to train teenagers, age 14-21, to campaign for the safe use of the Internet in their communities. Selected teens are given a workshop by Google and partner agencies so they can be empowered to effectively campaign for online safety.
The teens are challenged to make the best use of their social influence to spread responsible use of the web among their peers using their knowledge and creative skills. The workshop includes lessons on how to tap into one’s creativity, how to produce educational videos and effectively distribute them online, how to put together workshops or presentations and more.
What are their roles as Web Rangers?
There are five Web Ranger roles that participants can identify with:
|The Creator, who creates inspiring online content.|
|The Frontliner, who takes a stand to protect the bullied.|
|The Guardian, who is vigilant against those who bring threats online.|
|The Transmitter, who shares and passes on positive content to others|
|The Uplifter, who readily “likes” and “+1s” positive posts.|
What does a Web-Ranger need to do?
- Be an initiator.
- Be available and attentive to friends on the web and help them feel safer.
- Deliver messages on safe Internet to others in a creative and interesting way.
What are the campaign mechanics?
- Workshop attendees will be split into teams and will be tasked to create an idea, a mechanism, a social movement, a digital campaign, or an installation that will help address the issues of cyberbullying.
- The teams are given three weeks to produce their campaigns and should submit their work by Sunday, August 16, 11:59PM. Awarding is on August 20.
What will the winning team receive?
The group with the most impressive campaign will get a chance to visit a Google office in Asia to present to Google executives.
For More Information, go to https://www.webrangers.ph/
Web Rangers is a trademark of Google Inc.
About Google Inc.
Google’s innovative search technologies connect millions of people around the world with information every day. Founded in 1998 by Stanford Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google today is a top web property in all major global markets. Google’s targeted advertising program provides businesses of all sizes with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. Google is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.google.com.
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