Web Rangers is a digital literacy programme designed to allow young people to gain critical skills and knowledge around online safety by creating innovative campaigns that promote safe internet use and champion their rights in the digital world.
Rangers traditionally guard parks and other areas of natural beauty, In Google, we call the digital rangers WEBRANGERS, aimed at keeping the internet safe. This project is targeted at teenagers in secondary school who will campaign for safe use of the internet in their communities, after participating in a workshop organized by Google and Partners, where they learn about online safety and campaigning. The program also seeks to share information and skills with them on how they can enjoy the multiple benefits the internet offers while staying safe from harm and exposure to age-inappropriate content.
Become a Webranger
To apply and join the Nigeria Webrangers community
Submit your innovative and creative project idea on online safety to stand a chance of becoming our next webranger ambassador.
History of Webrangers
In 2016, Fatima Yunusa, a student of Queen’s College Yaba Lagos emerged as the first Webrangers Ambassador. Her tenure ran for two years and she was privileged to represent Nigeria in the first-ever global webrangers summit that took place in California, USA. She took up the responsibility of piloting webrangers activities into her school activities by creating a Webrangers club in her school.
In 2018, a group of students from Deeper Life High School Abuja Campus emerged as the 2018 Webranger ambassadors through their creative and innovative project ideas. They leveraged their school activities to organize web ranger programs. The highlight from our 2018 Webranger ambassadors was the WebSafe-X app they built and presented during the first edition of the African Webrangers Summit that took place in Kenya. The app was created to provide safety tips and other features that promote online safety. Click here to access the app, here for the blog, and here for their Facebook account.
In 2019, Fetus Ajayi a student of Total Child Model School emerged the winner of the 2019 web ranger ambassador through his poetic attribute. Festus and other webrangers club members went beyond advocating and sensitizing their fellow peers to sensitizing their parents in the market places. The webrangers of Total Child Model School directed and produced an online safety drama and published it for their voices to be heard beyond their local community. Festus with the other three members of the club were privileged to represent Nigeria In the Second edition of the African Webrangers Summit that took place in Kenya.