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* Awareness programme on the use of social media for Sri Lankan public
Tue, Mar 4, 2014, 09:41 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 04, Colombo: Concerned by the rising incidents of suicide and other abuses related to the use of online social networks Sri Lankan Authorities are formulating an awareness program for the benefit of the public.

The Ministry of Information Technology, the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission, the Sri Lanka Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) are jointly implementing the awareness programme to inform public on the use of online social networks such as Facebook, and Twitter.

Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Response Team (SLCERT) cooperating with the Education Ministry has formulated the programme aiming to raise awareness among parents, teachers and students on the use of the internet and social media networks sites.

Senior information security engineer of the SLCERT Roshan Chandragupta participating in a discussion programme on the national radio said the teachers, parents and especially, children should be enlightened on the proper usage of social network websites.

He said students will be educated on the importance of privacy and security when using social media networks. He also suggested adding social media networks as a subject to be taught under Information Technology.

Expert on information technology Professor Rohan Samarajeewa participating in the programme said that it is more important to educate the relevant groups rather than imposing laws. He added that a social dialogue should be established on the usage of Facebook.

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