Vodafone uses Augmented Reality to raise awareness on online safety
November 30 2017 12:22 AM

In line with its commitment to promote online safety across the community, Vodafone is using innovative digital technology to help children and parents visiting the Doha International Book Fair learn about how to stay safe on the Internet.
This comes as part of Vodafone’s AmanTECH online safety programme, which aims to equip parents and children with the right tools to navigate the digital world safely.
Vodafone created an augmented reality (AR) App, which brings everyday objects to life with overlaid informative videos and infographics. The 25 AR learning activities include topics such as how can technology help with education, how to stay safe using social media, and how long a child should spend on screens each day.
The fair’s opening day saw more than 100 visitors to Vodafone’s dedicated stand where they were able to explore a house, school and café, to discover tips and tricks to make the most of technology wherever they are while staying safe.
Each visitor used a tablet and headset to explore hidden lessons. For example, visitors pointing the App at a newspaper discovered a video clip about ‘spotting fake news’ as it appears within the pages.
Other videos explored how to set strong passwords, how to make YouTube safer for kids and the concept of safety settings. Also, the important subject of understanding the value of having time away from screens doing other activities was addressed.
Vodafone’s AmanTECH activities will be available at the Doha International Book Fair till December 5 from 9am to 9pm at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre.

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