Meta, formerly known as Facebook, has launched “My Digital World,” a program aimed at training adults in Lebanon to create a safer online experience, as well as reduce bad behavior in the real world.
The program was developed with the Lebanese Organization for Studies and Training (LOST), a non-profit organization that aims to raise public awareness among the country’s youth and adult population.
“My Digital World” program is designed as a curriculum using both virtual and in-person teaching to train between 30 and 50 members of local communities, who, in turn, will train more than 2,000 people to lead awareness campaigns.
The program includes 5 modules, namely privacy, security, avoiding scams, media literacy, and digital citizenship, with the goal of teaching skills required for a positive and safe online interaction.
“My Digital World” will run for 12 months and will be given to local communities living in Bekaa, Baalbek, and Hermel to initiate behavioral change that will be used for the effectiveness of the program design.
Meta has previously launched its wider “My Digital World” program on February 8, to educate online users in the MENA region to access digital-literacy sources to help young people stay safe on the internet in collaboration with the region’s experts.