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For all its incredible benefits, the Internet can be a risky place for young people. Cyberbullying and privacy protection are just two of the issues they face – issues that will only grow as people spend more time in the digital world.
Young netizens need the knowledge to navigate the Internet and social media safely.
Huawei’s SmartBus is no ordinary bus. Instead, it’s an interactive, mobile digital classroom that teaches young people about the potential dangers of the Internet through interactive lessons and games.
The SmartBus helps children aged 11 to 15 identify cyberbullying and instructs them how to report it. It teaches them that by using websites and social media, they can unknowingly share personal information online that can be seen by other people. And with real-world examples, they learn about fake news and the need to fact-check rather than believe everything they see, even if the source looks trustworthy.
schools visited in Belgium and the Netherlands
students and families took part in
Spain and Portugal
Launched in Belgium on October 4, 2019 in the Flemish town of Sint-Truiden, Huawei’s SmartBus toured 50 different schools in Belgium and the Netherlands in 2019. A second bus touring Spain and Portugal reached over 25,000 students.
children’s rights expert, Expert Network Insight
Protecting young people online starts with empowering them with knowledge. As the SmartBus initiative expands throughout Europe and further afield, Huawei is working with schools and governments to help equip a new generation of netizens with the knowledge they need to stay safe online.
Learn more facts & figures from our European SmartBus tours.