Following its success in raising awareness of online safety and security issues in many Pacific island countries, Get Safe Online Pacific is now introducing a range of its popular websites in different Pacific languages.
The latest local language website to be launched is in Tok Pisin for Papua New Guinea.
Get Safe Online Pacific is a project of the UK-based organisation Get Safe Online, which has been successfully promoting online safety in the United Kingdom for 14 years.
For the past ten months, websites in English have been operating in nine Pacific Island countries that are members of the Commonwealth of Nations. The service is completely free to users.
On 17th May 2021, Get Safe Online will launch its Papua New Guinea website in the Tok Pisin language.
The organisation hopes that having the website in Tok Pisin will greatly increase its accessibility to more citizens in Papua New Guinea. Previously the website was only available in English, although some marketing materials were available in Tok Pisin. The new website can be accessed using the following URL: www.getsafeonline.org.pg
“We’re thrilled to be launching these local language websites,” said Ms Jenny Thornton, Head of International Relations for Get Safe Online.
“These indigenous language website versions are the natural evolution of our efforts to share online safety and security messages with the people of the Pacific.
We are delighted to be partnering with NICTA to deliver our online safety messages here in Papua New Guinea and look forward to working closely with the organisation into the future.
Kila Gulo-Vui, Chief Executive Officer of NICTA said “Cybersecurity 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 endeavour to make the internet safer for our people”
The Get Safe Online websites provide simple, helpful tips on a wide range of online security issues.
From password protection to ensure that financial transactions are safe, the nine Pacific island websites have been extremely popular and are visited by a wide range of users. The launch of the Tok Pisin language site is supported by the British High Commission in Papua New Guinea.