ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and TikTok signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Thursday, marking a significant step toward promoting digital safety in government schools throughout Pakistan. This collaborative program encompasses a multifaceted approach, aiming to provide comprehensive training and guidelines for teachers, parents, and students. These educational initiatives will be delivered through various means, including workshops, seminars, webinars, and awareness videos, with a focus on promoting the responsible use of social media and addressing associated risks.
The signing ceremony was attended by key figures, including Chairman PTA Maj Gen (retd) Hafeezur Rehman, Director General (WAD), Director General (S&D), and representatives from MoITT. TikTok was represented by Fahad Khan Niazi, Head of Public Policy and Government Relations, Pakistan, and Zara Basharat Higgs, Head of Public Policy Programmes South Asia. Faiq Ahmed, Senior Marketing & Resource Development Manager at Zindagi Trust, played a vital role as well.
Chairman PTA expressed the authority's unwavering commitment to digital safety, emphasizing that this partnership with TikTok, a prominent social media platform, underscores PTA's dedication to creating a more secure online environment. This collaboration aligns with the shared vision of both organizations for a digital space where safety takes precedence.
It is also worth noting that Zindagi Trust is the implementing partner for this initiative and will conduct workshops in government schools across Pakistan. The PTA anticipates that this groundbreaking initiative will pave the way for other social media platforms to collaborate with the authority, contributing to the enhancement of the local digital environment.