ICDL Sri Lanka, which serves as the organizer of Safer Internet Day in Sri Lanka will co-ordinate the activities with the partnership and endorsement of the National Child Protection Authority, Sri Lanka CERT│CC, Computer Crimes Investigation unit of the CID and the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka.
To mark the Safer Internet Day, ICDL Sri Lanka will organize a conference on Tuesday, 7th February 2017 at the Committee Room B – BMICH, Colombo 07, from 9.00 - 11.30am with the participation of heads of schools, Government and Private Higher Education/Training Institutions, and several Private and Governmental organizations from the ICT industry, and members of the endorsing organizations. Dr. Ajith Madurapperuma, Chairperson of Sri Lanka CERT|CC will grace the occasion as Chief Guest.
The conference will constitute several presentations by ICDL Sri Lanka and special addresses by guest speakers Mrs. Natasha Balendra – Chairperson of the National Child Protection Authority and Engineer Roshan Chandraguptha - Principal Information Security Engineer of Sri Lanka CERT|CC. A panel discussion will be held to bring to light current issues such as financial fraud, commercialisation of childhood, harmful but not illegal content online, child sexual abuse & pornography, and to educate participants on the regulatory frameworks, law enforcement, and methods to safeguard youth and children from harmful online behaviour/content.
The discussion will feature a panel of experts including:
Mr. Poorna Wickremasinghe – Information Security Analyst at the Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Readiness Team
Ms. Yashali Abeysundhara - Assistant Manager (Law Enforcement) of the National Child Protection Authority
Chief Inspector of Police S.K. Senaratne - Officer-in-Charge of the Computer Crimes Investigation division of the CID
Mrs. Gauri Moragoda - Deputy Director / Legal of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission, Sri Lanka
The prize distribution of the IT Security Digital Poster Competition organized by ICDL Sri Lanka in connection with Safer Internet Day will also be held during this conference. The competition served as an opportunity for children of ages 13 to 18 years to display their creativity and digital skills in designing posters that explain information security problems and specific actions general public can take to safeguard their computers, mobile devices, or personal information.