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VODAFONE QATAR MAKES ONLINE SAFETY AND 5G TECHNOLOGY FUN FOR CHILDREN AT QITCOM 2019

Doha, Qatar, 31 October 2019: As part of its commitment to raise online safety awareness in the country, Vodafone Qatar organised its dynamic AmanTECH Digital Safety activities at the Digital Youth Festival (Tumuha Tec), that took place on the side-lines of the country’s biggest digital event, Qatar Information Technology Conference & Exhibition 2019 (QITCOM).

A series of augmented reality and virtual reality activities, actively involved youngsters in performing online tasks in an exciting and engaging way. The playful approach of the programme activities highlight how youth can be safe online by protecting their personal information, identifying a fake message or avatar, and preventing or responding to cyberbullying.

Vodafone’s AmanTECH programme was launched in May 2014 and stands for “safe tech world”, working to promote digital literacy amongst parents and improve the online safety of children aged 5 to 17. The programme continues to focus on raising awareness, and providing education and technical support through school workshops, an online source of information and a safety ‘checklist’ with tips for parents with children of all ages, in addition to a digital parenting guide available online.

Vodafone Qatar said: “As Vodafone Qatar leads in delivering innovative services and technologies that make our homes and our cities more connected and smarter, ensuring safer connectivity also underpins our long-term commitment to the digital space. We believe that it is therefore critical that we empower our children with the knowledge and skills needed to navigate today’s ever-expanding digital world safely and to take full advantage of its many benefits.”

During QITCOM, teachers, parents and children have also been lining up to experience Vodafone Qatar’s 5G demo, ‘5G Hologram VR ’, that explains 5G’s features- ultra-fast speed and low latency- in a playful manner.

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About Vodafone Qatar P.Q.S.C

Vodafone Qatar P.Q.S.C. ("Vodafone Qatar") provides a comprehensive range of services including voice, messaging, data, fixed communications, IoT and ICT managed services in the State of Qatar, for both consumers and businesses alike. The Company commenced commercial operations in 2009 and has 1.7 million customers as of 30 September 2019. Its state-of-the-art network infrastructure is expanding to cover key locations in the country with fibre connectivity and 5G, along with an extensive digital ecosystem, which will contribute to Qatar's continued growth and prosperity. Vodafone Qatar’s vision is deeply rooted in its mission to connect today’s ideas with the technologies of tomorrow by pioneering digital innovation and becoming people’s first choice in telecom and digital services. Please visit www.vodafone.qa for more details.

For press enquiries, please contact:
Lana Khachan
Head of Communications
Vodafone Qatar
E-mail: lana.khachan@vodafone.com

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