WEB RANGERS

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. 

PPDC joined this initiative in February 2016 and has been actively involved in training young people across schools in Nigeria with a focus on several thematic areas which include:

  • Cyberbullying
  • Dangers of sharing personal information online
  • Online sexual predators and pedophiles
  • Sexting
  • Social media age restriction
  • Online grooming
  • Applying the THINK method before posting online
  • Hackers
  • Securing personal information
  • Responsible use of the internet
  • Privacy and Security
  • Parental controls Apps
  • Safety tips


The aim of this initiative is to raise young people to be Ambassadors of the internet, so each year a call is put out for applications to interested ones who are required to come up with creative ways in which they would use to spread the safety message amongst their peers. So far, PPDC has raised hundreds of webrangers across schools in Nigeria. Click here for webrangers videos and here for the documentary.

Creator

With sheer creativity, they have the power to Entertain, Empower and Inspire

Uplifter

With sheer creativity, they have the power to Entertain, Empower and Inspire

Frontliner

With sheer creativity, they have the power to Entertain, Empower and Inspire

Guardian

With sheer creativity, they have the power to Entertain, Empower and Inspire

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Frontliner

With sheer creativity, they have the power to Entertain, Empower and Inspire

History of Webrangers and Ambassadors

In 2016, Fatima Yunusa, a student of Queen’s College Yaba Lagos emerged 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.  Click here to watch Fatima’s documentary.

 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 on their school activities to organize webranger 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 webranger 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. Click here for the video

 We currently have over 10 Webranger clubs in schools in Lagos and Abuja and we are working towards having more clubs in various schools across the states as approved by the Federal Minister of Education. We believe that these clubs will aid the sustainability of this initiative.

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