Thailand’s Electronic Transactions Development Agency (ETDA) and LINE Corporation today announced that they have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to conduct educational programs for children on internet safety in Thailand.
ETDA and LINE have agreed to increase their efforts to share information, attempt to predict what internet-related social problems may occur in Thailand and work together to resolve such problems. LINE also hopes to expand the program beyond children and conduct awareness-raising activities for a wide range of people. It may also carry out research and development into potential internet safety needs in Thailand. LINE has been developing digital literacy programmes designed to promote internet safety since April, 2014. These materials have been widely used in educational institutes around Japan, with 2,500 workshops and lectures held last year.
LINE Thailand advised ETDA of the programmes and discussions began which led to the agreement. The original educational materials developed in Japan were translated into Thai and localised for Thai culture. LINE has developed flash cards on various topics that explore the differences in how people think or feel. The materials are in PDF format and can be downloaded from LINE’s website for free, along with an instructor’s guide for teachers. PD – EP