“I’m very touched. Many sighted individuals would not have the chance like us at this time. These are all helpful and needed information on this 4.0 period. It’s really that nobody can be left behind,” stated Do Van Dien, a 75-year-old man from the Blind Affiliation of Dong Da District in Hanoi, Vietnam, who participated within the coaching on figuring out and stopping pretend information and on-line scams as a part of the ASEAN Digital Literacy Programme (ASEAN DLP).
Amid the pandemic disaster, viral on-line misinformation and disinformation have been spreading unchecked, to the purpose that the World Financial Discussion board recognized it as one of many greatest threats to society. The variety of on-line fraud instances has skyrocketed from 139 million instances in 2019 to 293 million instances in 202. Recognizing this difficulty, the ASEAN Basis, with the assist from Google, has carried out the ASEAN DLP.
The regional programme goals to fight misinformation and disinformation by offering digital literacy coaching for youth, academics, dad and mom, neighborhood leaders, and authorities officers along with native implementing companions.
The scheme additionally features a sturdy consciousness marketing campaign component to make sure that the significance of media and knowledge literacy is best understood by a wider viewers and conjures up individuals to develop into the brokers of change that may assist detect and forestall hoaxes and pretend information from spreading.
In Vietnam, the Vietnet Info Expertise and Communication Middle (Vietnet-ICT) was chosen because the ASEAN DLP implementing companion to ship digital literacy coaching.
From August 2022 to February 2023, the ASEAN Basis and Vietnet-ICT collaborated with the Departments of Training and Coaching in Vinh Phuc and Lam Dong provinces, together with different native companions, to conduct complete coaching for 224 grasp trainers. These trainers represented numerous demographics and included youth, the aged, individuals with disabilities, authorities officers, educators, and academics.
The coaching lined important subjects associated to media literacy and on-line security, together with figuring out pretend information on social networks, understanding psychological framing on social networks, on-line security practices, privateness safety, and cybersecurity measures.
Via a mixture of on-line and offline strategies, the coaching reached greater than 64,000 beneficiaries from 30 provinces throughout Vietnam.
Throughout the programme, grasp trainers facilitated partaking actions reminiscent of competitions, dialogue boards, debates, and each offline and on-line lessons to ship the initiative’s content material. Evaluation outcomes confirmed that over 99 per cent of the beneficiaries demonstrated appropriate understanding and carried out protected practices in media literacy and on-line security.
As a recognition of their vital contributions all through the programme’s implementation, the highest 30 lively grasp trainers have been honoured on the convention on summarizing and awarding the “ASEAN Digital Literacy Programme” on Could 23 in Hanoi.
The occasion additionally incorporates a panel dialogue on digital abilities and security bringing collectively stakeholders together with representatives of presidency officers, neighborhood organisations, educators, academics, youth and folks with disabilities.
The panel dialogue has served as an area for exchanging information and concepts, fostering collaboration networks, and selling the event of digital abilities and web security in Vietnam.
Ngo Minh Trang, director of Vietnet-ICT stated, “Via a various strategy and deploying it to many various goal teams, together with individuals with disabilities and the aged, we need to be sure that that everybody, no matter their age, potential and situation, has entry to digital empowerment and assets.”
Mahmudi Yusbi, head of programme on the ASEAN Basis stated,“We meet right here to share our expertise and recognize all of the grasp trainers who unfold digital literacy consciousness in Vietnam. They’re part of a grand effort in combating misinformation and disinformation within the nation. We hope to strengthen the digital literacy abilities not solely in Vietnam however throughout all ASEAN communities.”
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