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Safety & Security

A #SaferArabicInternet for everyone

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Helping keep people safe online is at the core of what we do. Every day, we work towards helping people have a safer experience online and to learn more about how to protect their privacy. Today, to mark Safer Internet Day and to help people across the Middle East & North Africa learn more about how to stay safe online and safeguard their data, we’d like to invite you to join us in the “#SaferArabicInternet” campaign by taking a few simple steps.

As part of the campaign, we’ll be sharing tips between 9 to 13 February across Google Arabia’s social media channels to help you safeguard your data and stay safe online. To help support each other, challenge five family members or friends to take steps towards checking their privacy & safety online using the hashtag #SaferArabicInternet.

A great way to start, is through the Privacy Checkup feature, which will help you manage your privacy settings across a range of Google products. Then check Password Manager to see if any of your passwords have been compromised. Once you’ve done both checkups, share the badge below on your social media to encourage more people across the Arab world to take steps towards online safety and privacy.  

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We also realize more and more children are spending time online because of distance learning. To help parents across the Arab world equip their children with tools to have a safer online experience we’re excited to announce a partnership with Injaz Al-Arab, a non-profit organization that drives youth entrepreneurship and education, and Ministries of Education in Egypt, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Morocco to train 26,000 students on Abtal Al Internet, an online safety program for children. 

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Google’s Abtal Al Internet program  has five simple, key pillars: share with care, don’t fall for fake, secure your secrets, it’s cool to be kind, and when in doubt, talk it out. Together, these lessons help popularize and socialize how children can take their safety seriously, all while driving  a positive culture on the web.

Ensuring the safety and privacy of users is integral to Google and our product design. Whether training to help educators and families equip children to stay safer online or via filters for unwanted messages on Gmail or Privacy Checkup, we want to help more people across the Arab world to learn how to have a safer experience online and safeguard their privacy. You can also discover more tips at our Safety Centre.