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Globe DTP Ambassadorship Program Spreads to 250 NHA Homeowners in VisMin
PHOTO CAPTION: DTP Ambassador Kelvin Ingente encourages more of his fellow homeowners to be responsible digital citizens and educate their families and friends about the impact of positive online behavior.
A total of 250 members of the different National Housing Authority (NHA) Homeowners Associations (HOAs) in Visayas and Mindanao have completed the Digital Thumbprint Program (DTP) ambassadorship initiative of Globe as part of the company’s commitment of keeping people safe online.
Globe partnered with NHA to help its members adopt and spread the word about responsible digital citizenship and cyberwellness through DTP. Although the program was initially created for teachers, students, and parents, Globe deemed it necessary to extend it to more stakeholders as Filipinos stay online for extended periods.
“Through the DTP Ambassadorship Program, we hope to inform and train more people like the members of NHA Homeowners Associations to help them understand the impact of their online behavior. This way they can also support their children and association on how to be safe and responsible in their online activities,” said Janis Racpan, Globe Director of Marketing and Business Development for GoWiFi.
Globe volunteers conducted the DTP workshops for homeowners across 19 different cities and municipalities, namely Tagbilaran City, Bacolod City, Pagadian City, Cagayan de Oro CIty, Calbayog City, Cebu City, Dumaguete City, Ormoc City, and Zamboanga City. Also included are Mambuaya, Cagayan de Oro; Palo, Leyte; Parang, Maguindanao; Burauen, Leyte, Cogon, Guiuan, Culasi, Antique, Daanbantayan, Cebu; San Remigio, Cebu; Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo; and Tunga, Leyte.
The participants, who are also the head of their households, in turn, became ambassadors of the program and were given guidance on conducting the four DTP modules for their family members. Digital Insight covers various online threats, abuses, and predatorial and abusive behavior that netizens may fall victim to. Digital Impact discusses the essential principles and practices around cyber safety and security and how one’s actions impact others on the social network.
The other two are Digital Ambition, which tackles online etiquette and proper behavior, and Digital Discernment, which helps identify credible information and “deep fake” news and avoid misinformation. The training sought to help participants realize that not everything on social media is true.
The DTP e-Modules are available at the Globe Bridgecom YouTube page.
Aside from DTP, Globe also carried out its electronic waste recovery and recycling program, E-Waste Zero. This program ensures responsible disposal of e-waste so they do not end up in landfills. The program promotes proper e-waste disposal and spreads awareness about the potential harm of e-waste to the environment which supports both RA 9003 - The Ecological Solid Waste Management Act and RA 6969 - Toxic Substances and Hazardous and Nuclear Wastes Control Act of 1990. For more information about E-waste Zero or to request for free door-to-door hauling of bulky e-wastes, visit www.globe.com.ph/about-us/sustainability/environment.html.
Globe strongly supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, particularly UN SDG No. 9, which focuses on the importance of infrastructure and innovation as significant drivers for economic growth and development and UN SDG No. 12, which calls for sustainable consumption and production. Globe is committed to upholding the United Nations Global Compact principles and contributing to 10 UN SDGs.
Learn more by visiting www.globe.com.ph.