A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was inked by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and TikTok to work together to advance digital safety in government schools all over Pakistan. For teachers, parents, and students, the program includes extensive training programs and guidelines that will be covered through workshops, seminars, webinars, awareness videos, etc. to highlight the appropriate use of social media, associated risks, and effective and sensible ways to deal with the annoyance. This collaboration serves as proof of PTA’s commitment to defending the public’s interests online.
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In attendance at this significant event were Chairman PTA, Maj Gen (R) Hafeez ur Rehman, Director General (WAD), and Director General (S&D) as well as representatives from MoITT; Joint Director Policy & Sector Growth and Director Internet Governance International. The Head of Public Policy and Government Relations at TikTok, Mr. Fahad Khan Niazi as well as the Head of Public Policy Programs South Asia for Pakistan TikTok, Ms. Zara Basharat Higgs were also present.
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Speaking at this event, Chairman PTA said that PTA remains steadfast in its dedication to digital safety. This partnership with TikTok, a prominent social media platform, serves as a robust reaffirmation of PTA’s commitment towards a more secured and safe online environment.
This collaboration underscores the vision of both organizations for a digital space where safety is paramount. PTA anticipates that this pioneering initiative will set the stage for other social media platforms to follow suit in establishing partnership with PTA to enhance the local digital environment.