Teachers’ role vital to build students as digital citizens

Publish: 7:38 PM, September 15, 2021 | Update: 7:38:PM, September 15, 2021

RAJSHAHI,  – Teachers should come forward and work together to build the students and other youths as digital citizens amid the present modern technology arrangements.

Academics made the observations while addressing a workshop related to digital education at Barendra University (BU) in Rajshahi city today with participation of around 23 BU teachers. Denate and Fredric Newman Foundation for Freedom jointly hosted the workshop in association with the European Union under its ‘Foster Responsible Digital Citizenship to Promote Freedom of Expression in Bangladesh’ project.

BU Pro-vice-chancellor Professor Ashique Mosaddeque, Professor Rabiul Islam from Rajshahi University and Ashif Ahmed from Denate addressed the workshop as resource persons disseminating their expertise on the issue.

The meeting was told that the project is intended to assist the students and young generation to become responsible digital citizens besides building their consciousness in terms of constructive thinking and expression. Speakers in the workshop discussed and devised ways and means on how to create awareness among the students related to internet use, protection in the internet, digital law and cyber crimes.

They mentioned that the present government under the dynamic and visionary leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been working relentlessly to this end. So, all the government and non-government entities concerned should supplement the government endeavor.