/ 6 February 2021

GLOBE eLibrary has released a book on data privacy and security for children to give them tips on how to protect themselves online.

The book Entitled Safe Space: A Kid’s Guide to Data Privacy can be downloaded for free.

It aims to help children aged 7-12 better understand the concept of data privacy and security in a fun and engaging way. It contains information on the importance of keeping personal data secure, how such information may be compromised, what the child and parents can do to avoid becoming a victim, and how to address the concern if it happens. It is available in  print and electronic formats.

The book was created through the joint efforts of Globe, the National Privacy Commission, and the Center for Art, New Ventures and Sustainable Development. The artwork on the cover of the book is by Liza Flores, as commissioned by CANVAS.

“It is important to facilitate deeper learning and awareness about data privacy and security among children as early as possible so that they will grow to be vigilant in protecting themselves on the internet,” Yoly Crisanto, Globe Chief Sustainability Officer and SVP for Corporate Communications, said.

The inclusion of Safe Kids in Globe eLibrary is part of the company’s efforts to keep children safe online.

Globe, through its Digital Thumbprint Program, helps children, the youth, their parents, and teachers learn and practice digital citizenship, online safety, and responsible use of the internet.

Globe eLibrary was launched in April last year to help students get access to resource materials during the pandemic.  It contains textbooks on core subjects such as Math, Science, English, Filipino, Music, and Arts that are fit for K-12 students as well as local and international storybooks.

It also offers interactive videos on Math, Science, English, Values, and Hygiene and Sanitation incorporating sights and sounds that are familiar to students to help supplement classroom learning.  Some of these videos were developed by teachers.

The eBooks and videos are available for free at the Globe eLibrary website or mobile app. They may also be downloaded for offline learning.

Globe or TM customers may access the Globe eLibrary from their mobile phone without incurring data charges.