Safer internet for children is priority: Jabbar

Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar has said blocking of technology is not a solution rather technology-based crimes have to be dealt with the technology. “Internet is a store of knowledge. So, children should not be kept aside from internet rather we have to ensure safer internet for children, and Bangladesh has attained technical ability to keep internet safe,” he added

The minister was addressing a seminar on safer internet at CIRDAP auditorium organized by the Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK) on Wednesday as chief guest, said a press release, reports BSS.

Alongside the safer internet, Jabbar said initiatives would also be taken to introduce parental guidance system to provide a secure cyber space to the children.

Mentioning that an unprecedented transformation has been occurred in the country in the evolving of information and communication technology, the minister said “We will become digital and remain safe in internet.” He laid emphasis on the incorporation of personal information security and pornography law into the Digital Security Act.

“Those who provide internet service, they must have to be brought under law, otherwise it’s impossible to keep the citizen safe on the virtual space.” Referring to the blocking of 22,000 porn sites and over 700 fake facebook IDs, Mustafa Jabbar said the government is determined to ensure safer internet. BTRC Commissioner Engineer Md Mahiuddin Ahmed, DMP’s Deputy Commissioner Alimuzzaman, public prosecutor of cyber tribunal Saimum Reza Talukdar, lawyer advocate Rezaul Karim and TDH Netherlands country director Mahmudul Kabir also spoke with ASK executive director Shipa Hafiza in the chair.