KPMG Kuwait Launches Third ‘Be Cyber Safe’ Campaign for Youngsters


Kuwait City, Kuwait – KPMG, a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax, and Advisory services, has reinforced its commitment to social responsibility with the launch of the third edition of its ‘Be Cyber Safe’ initiative. The campaign is designed to offer cybersecurity education to young individuals between the ages of 7 and 16 in schools throughout Kuwait.

In an era where digital devices are ubiquitous in the lives of the young, KPMG’s initiative arrives as a crucial intervention to address growing concerns among parents and educators about cybersecurity risks faced by children online. The program is part of KPMG’s broader Global Cyber Day activities, aligning with International Cyber Security Awareness Month to promote safer online practices.

Majid Makki, Partner and Head of Management Consulting and Technology Advisory at KPMG in Kuwait, highlighted the program’s significance in empowering children, teachers, and parents with the knowledge to navigate the digital world securely. The campaign, conducted by KPMG cybersecurity experts, will provide interactive workshops in schools, addressing a spectrum of cyber risks from protecting personal identities and avoiding phishing scams to social media prudence and cyberbullying defense strategies.

The ‘Be Cyber Safe’ program is not just an educational campaign but a movement, steered by KPMG volunteers skilled in cybersecurity, to enhance the digital defense mechanisms of the community against potential cyber threats. The curriculum is comprehensive, touching upon advanced topics like the misuse of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in cyberattacks and the exploitation of personal data.

In addition to in-school sessions, KPMG will distribute guidance documents for parents and educators, offering strategies to foster age-appropriate conversations about internet safety. These resources aim to encourage a culture of informed digital consumption among the youth, laying a foundation for a secure online presence.

Reflecting on the past achievements of the campaign, Makki noted the heightened cyber awareness among students and the proactive engagement of schools in the program. With the goal to educate 10,000 students this year, KPMG’s ‘Be Cyber Safe’ initiative is a testament to the firm’s pledge to generate a positive impact in society and fortify the cyber resilience of future generations.

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