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Get Safe Online Global24 Activities Update

By Tim Mitchell on 15 Oct, 2020

With Get Safe Online Global24 worldwide event in full swing, we're delighted to bring you updates on what countries around the world are doing to highlight the importance of online safety by taking a back-to-basics look at what we can all do to make the internet a safe place to work, transact, learn, relax and everything else we use it for. Follow this unique event as it unfolds on our Facebook page @GetSafeOnline

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00:00 BST / 11:00 local time: Get Safe Online Global24 launch event

Live streamed discussion with panels comprising Fijian Get Safe Online advocates, and rerpresentatives from various business sectors.

Samoa and Tonga

01:00 BST / 13:00 local time Samoa / 14:00 local time Tonga: Live online panel discussion & presentation (2 hours)

In conjunction with: the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology Samoa and CERT Tonga.

Solomon Islands

03:00 BST / 13:00 local time: 'Freedom Online' discussion (pre-recorded)

Planned and recorded in conjunction with Plan International, a globally-operating independing development and humanitarian organisation that advances children's rights and equality for girls.

In conjunction with: Plan International

Nauru and New Zealand

04:00 BST / 15:00 local time Nauru / 16:00 local time New Zealand: Virtual live panel discussion on remittances

Remitting money from earnings in New Zealand back to families in Nauru (and other Pacific Islands) needs to be done safely and securely. This panel looks at the best way to ensure this. 

In conjunction with the Government of the Republic of Nauru, Department of Internal Affairs New Zealand and the British High Commission New Zealand.


05:00 BST / 16:00 local time: 'Safety First' School Seminar

Top tips for new internet users

In conjunction with: Education Department of Tuvalu 


06:00 BST / 16:00 local time: Online safety round table

Roundtable discussion hosted at the British High Commissioner, Karen Bell, with keynote speech from Anju Mangal (World Wide Web Foundation), and in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce Vanuatu, Women and Girls in ICT Vanuatu, Vanuatu Internet Governance Forum, and the Prime Minister's Office - Vanuatu.


07:00 BST / 18:00 local time: Radio Kiribati programme and call-in

Radio Kiribati's regular 'Nimaua Akea' programme will focus on the basics of online safety.

In conjunction with: Radio Kiribati

Papua New Guinea

08:00 BST / 17:00 local time: LUKAUTIM YU TAIM YU STAP LO INTERNET in-person awareness event

A presentation and discussion on cybersecurity groups in Papua New Guinea and what they do to help keep citizens and businesses safe online.

In conjunction with: National ICT Authority of Papua New Guinea (NICTA), Papua New Guinea Computer Society, ISACA Papua New Guinea Chapter


09:00 BST /10:00 local time: Live panel discussion

The live panel will be hosted by Get Safe Online with the Global Shakers, a project that empowers young people to effect change.

United Kingdom - Scotland

10:00 BST / 10:00 local time: The Great Scottish Cyber Quiz

Hosted by Police Scotland

United Kingdom - England and Northern Ireland

11:00 BST / 11:00 local time: 

1. Live national webinar to provide details of the Get Safe Online Global24 event to UK partners and media. Speakers: William Middleton - Director, Cyber & Tech Security, Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office; Dr Jonathan Leakey - banking scam victim; Detective Chief Supt Andrew Gould - City of London Police; David Frank - UK Government Affairs Manager, Microsoft; Tony Neate – CEO Get Safe Online, hosted by award-winning BBC journalist and consumer champion Linda McAuley.

2. Northern Ireland - Live webinar with Northern Ireland cybersecurity experts discussing why cybersecurity should be on the radar, cybersecurity and the law (with case studies), a small charities guide, practicalities and a Q&A session.

In conjunction with: Northern Ireland NICVA, NICSC, ICO, NCSC

United Kingdom - Wales

12:00 BST / 12:00 local time: It all started with a phish

Ministerial comment followed by access to a phishing webinar


13:00 BST / 08:00 local time: Key points from online safety webinar presented by a Get Safe Online expert, with introduction and additional content provided by Work Consultancy

Back-to-basics in the digital world.

In conjunction with: Work Consultancy  


14:00 BST / 09:00 local time: National dialogue on national radio on cybersecurity awareness.

Keep surfing but be aware


15:00 BST / 10:00 local time: Video (pre-recorded) based on a survey to identify the top three cybersecurity challenges to the Bahamian business sector.

Building a culture of cyber awareness: one Bahamian cyber citizen at a time'.


16:00 BST / 11:00 local time: Live seminar to be streamed via NDMA Facebook page

Oversharing and online privacy webinar.

In conjunction with: Cybersecurity National Data Management Authority


17:00 BST / 12:00 local time: Video (pre-recorded) and live Facebook discussion

The video and Facebook discussion focus on phishing, how to spot it and avoid it.

St Lucia

18:00 BST / 13:00 local time: School lessons on online safety

Day of learning - keeping kids safe online.

St Vincent & The Grenadines

19:00 BST / 14:00 local time: Coding competition for young people

iCode784 Competition: Safety by Design.

In conjunction with: National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission

Trinidad & Tobago

20:00 BST / 15:00 local time: Social media campaign to raise public awareness of key online safety hazards

A special focus on protecting personal information, recognising phishing emails and fake websites, and find out about the exciting Ambassadors Scheme coming to Trinidad and Tobago.

Watch the great advice videos at

Antigua & Barbuda

21:00 BST / 16:00 local time: Animated online safety film broadcast live on national television.

The script and storyboard has been created by a talented young person in Antigua, especially for Global24.

Please visit the Ministry of Information, Broadcasting, Telecoms & Information Technology Facebook page here:


22:00 BST / 15:00 local time: Virtual round table reviewing the preparation for Belize's forthcoming National Cybersecurity Strategy

Live panel discussion in conjunction with the National Security Council Secretariat Belize, the Organization of American States (OAS), and Global Partners Digital.


23:00 BST / 17:00 local time: Training presentations broadcast on national television

Presentations by Get Safe Online Ambassadors in Jamaica, will also be available on the Get Safe Online Caribbean Facebook page

In conjunction with: ODEM, Regus, Manchester Chamber of Commerce

Additional Events Organised by our Special Partners

Middle East & North Africa

10:00 BST: Pre-recorded video and live Twitter discussion

Prominent female experts working to build cybersecurity across the Middle East.

In conjunction with Women in Cyber Security Middle East (WICSME)


04:00 BST / 10:00 local time: Online live Instagram discussion

Talkshow on online safety and online gender-based violence.