Get Safe Online Pacific in partnership with NICTA has launched a Papua New Guinea – Tok Pisin Website following its success in raising awareness on online safety and security issues in many Pacific island countries.
Head of International Relations for Get Safe Online, Ms Jenny Thornton said they are delighted to have partnered with NICTA to deliver online safety messages here in PNG and are looking forward to working closely with the organization into the future.
“The organization hopes that having the website in Tok Pisin will greatly increase its accessibility to more citizens in Papua New Guinea as previously the website was only available in English, although some marketing materials were available in Tok Pisin”, said Thornton.
Get Safe Online Pacific is a project of the UK-based organization Get Safe Online, which has been successfully promoting online safety in the United Kingdom for 14 years and for the past 10 months, websites in English have been operating in 9 Pacific Island countries who are members of the Commonwealth of Nations.
“Get Safe Online Pacific is now introducing a range of its popular websites in different Pacific languages and the latest local language website launched is in Tok Pisin for Papua New Guineans”, added Thornton.
However, the organization hopes that having the website in Tok Pisin will greatly increase its accessibility to more citizens in PNG.
CEO of NICTA Mr. Kila Gulo-Vui said cyber security and safety remains a priority of our Government especially with its recent efforts to introduce a new Digital Government law that should pave the way for more Government services to become available online.
“We are grateful for the partnership with Get Safe Online whose programs are proving to be very useful in our endeavor to make the internet safer for our people”, added Mr Gulo-Vui.
The Get Safe Online websites provide simple, helpful tips on a wide range of online security issues. From password protection to ensuring that financial transactions are safe.
The launch of the Tok Pisin language site is supported by the British High Commission in Papua New Guinea. British High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea, Keith Scott said that he is delighted that the United Kingdom is funding and supporting this initiative.
The Get Safe Online Tok – Pisin website can be accessed on www.getsafeonline.org.pg