Globe Telecom and Facebook have joined hands to promote digital literacy and online responsibility among students, teachers, and the general public through the Digital Thumbprint Program which advocates cyber wellness and judicious use of the Internet.
This was announced by Globe and Facebook at the Globe Media Excellence Awards – Visayas, an annual event which upholds press freedom and media excellence by recognizing outstanding traditional and digital media practitioners.
Inspired by Optus' Digital Thumbprint in-school program in Australia, DTP was introduced by Globe in the Philippines early last year to educate as many Filipino youth on the importance of responsible digital citizenship through a series of workshops.
So far, the DTP has reached 17,510 public and private high school students while 1,842 public high school teachers have been empowered to teach the program to their students. Based on the latest impact assessment conducted by Karrikins Group, 94.4% of the participants found DTP relevant while 93.7% said it helped them build confidence in their online activities. Teachers also agreed that their students were highly engaged in the sessions.