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Building a safer online world
A better digital world starts with us. We want to create a safe, positive online experience, for people from all walks of life and help them connect and share ideas with the world. To make this possible, we build tools, products, and resources to equip people with the skills they need to navigate the online space safely. We work in partnership with various NGOs, CSOs, government organizations, and experts through our programs and campaigns under We Think Digital to support the community.
We Think Digital Thailand
We at Meta have been investing in developing digital literacy and safety resources and tools for over a decade. As we build from digital literacy to digital citizenship, we're working with partners and experts to bring We Think Digital programs to local communities across the Asia Pacific region and around the world, to provide the resources to foster responsible digital citizens equipped with skills for a digital world.
In Thailand, we have been working closely with digital experts and academia to engage and train teachers, youth leaders and university students, enabling them to become digital citizens that contribute to a flourishing online ecosystem. We have trained thousands of youth, teachers and senior citizens across the country through collaborations with local schools, universities and CSOs including the Kenan Foundation Asia, Internet Foundation for the Development of Thailand and the Department of Children and Youth, Ministry of Social Development and Human Security among others.
We have also launched a local We Think Digital Thailand microsite and a We Think Digital Thailand Facebook Page led by our program partner - Love Frankie. We continuously create and provide educational resources in Thai language with content relating to safety, privacy and misinformation to ensure people can navigate the digital space safely and are well informed about various digital literacy topics. The page has reached 32.4M+ Thai people since its launch in 2021.
Empowering Local and Diverse Communities Across Thailand Together with 20 Thai Community Colleges
We partnered with the Institute of Community Colleges under the Ministry of Education and their committee, together with Kenan Foundation Asia, to develop the Digital Literacy curriculum and integrate We Think Digital learning modules in classrooms across 20 Institute of Community Colleges all around Thailand.
This Digital Literacy curriculum was implemented from December 2021 onwards, and is a part of Institute of Community Colleges’ ‘Digital Technology’ course. It will reach around 3,000 first year students across 20 community colleges each year. Besides implementing the course in classrooms, Institute of Community Colleges also plan to use this course to empower people from local communities around the community campuses.
Inspiring Thailand Summit: Inclusive Digital Literacy
We celebrated the 2-year journey of We Think Digital Thailand at the Inspiring Thailand Summit 2021. Our amazing We Think Digital Thailand partners and communities shared their experiences and the impact from our We Think Digital Thailand programs that aims to equip and benefit diverse communities in Thailand. These communities include: women and girls in the deep south provinces (partner: Digital4Peace Foundation), senior citizens (partner: YoungHappy), and the youth from disadvantaged communities (partner: Saturday School Foundation) in a panel discussion under the theme: Inclusive Digital Citizenship to Empower Diverse Communities.
Raising Awareness About Online Scams Through #StayingSafeOnline Campaign Under We Think Digital
In partnership with Chulalongkorn University, Cofact Thailand, Electronic Transactions Development Agency (ETDA) and Digital Economy Promotion Agency (depa), we launched an online campaign (in Thai) to raise awareness about some of the most common kinds of online scams, including helping people understand the different kinds of scamsters, their tricks, and tips to stay safe online.
Learn more about the Anti-Scamming Educational Campaign on our We Think Digital Thailand Facebook Page.
We have also hosted #InspiringThailand Series episode “Being Safe Online | Know the Scammers” with Mr. Meetham Na Ranong, Acting Assistant Director of ETDA, and Ms. Ing Sirikulbordee, Public Policy Manager, Facebook Thailand from Meta, where they talk about the growth of online scams on social media platforms and offline to deceive new victims.
Empowering NGOs to support and equip communities with digital literacy skills
We partnered with 6 organizations from diverse communities across Thailand under the We Think Digital - Champions Academy program to co-create digital citizenship advocacy pieces that the communities our Champions support can relate to. The organizations included the National Association of the Deaf in Thailand (NADT), Internet Foundation for the Development of Thailand (INET), Saiburi Looker from Pattani province, Mechai Viravaidya Foundation (The Bamboo School), Prince of Songkla University - Pattani Campus, and Center for Civil Society and Nonprofit Management (CSNM).
WTD Training of Trainers program
WTD Training of Trainers program
Expanding 'We Think Digital' communities and training programs
We launched the We Think Digital - Training of Trainers program in May 2021. The objective is to equip our partners with resourceful content and materials for digital literacy activities and programs to educate and engage with their audiences on learning, creating, and participating responsibly in the digital world. The training is open to partner organizations within Thailand's digital advocacy and education ecosystem. Partner organisations included the Digital Economy Promotion Agency (DEPA), Teach for Thailand, Saturday School Foundation, StartDee, Digital4Peace Foundation, Young Happy, Thailand Institute of Justice, Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, Maejo University, and the Children and Youth Council of Thailand (CYC) who are joining us in the program expansion.
Under this program, our partners leveraged and integrated the We Think Digital content and resources in their activities, classrooms and work to engage with diverse groups of Thai communities including senior citizens, the youth, women and girls in deep south provinces, and vulnerable communities amongst others to help them navigate online space safety and positively. Thousands of Thais from diverse communities have benefited from the program since its launch.
Visit some of the activities and workshop by our partners:
IT Clinic by YoungHappy Ep. 20: Senior citizens and digital footprint
IT Clinic by YoungHappy Ep. 22: Senior citizens and misinformation
Co-creating digital citizenship advocacy content and building digital citizenship advocates
Meta together with USAID, DAI, and Love Frankie, launched a month-long virtual boot camp, as part of the We Think Digital - Wai Kid (วัยคิด) Digital program, to train nearly 400 Thai youth from 6 universities across all regions of Thailand. The training on digital literacy and creating advocacy videos aims to encourage the curious generation known as ‘Wai Kid’ (วัยคิด) in Thai language and the general public to practice responsible digital citizenship.
Through a series of interactive virtual sessions, the students get to learn from experts and gain the skills needed to develop and pitch their ideas on positive online communication, online identity and security, news literacy, and critical thinking.
The top six teams showcase their videos at the Wai Kid (วัยคิด) Digital summit in May 2021 and have the opportunity to further refine their skills by shadowing Bangkok’s top professionals from the creative content creation industry.
Learn more about Wai Kid (วัยคิด) Digital and watch the digital literacy videos created by the students.
Introducing the We Talk Digital Series
We Talk Digital series is a bite-sized, easy-to-understand, relatable, and engaging talk series where a panel of experts and our We Think Digital partners explore various topics around digital citizenship and highlight the importance of online safety, respectful online communication, news literacy, privacy, online responsibility and more.
Follow us on our We Think Digital Thailand Facebook Page to learn more.
We Think Digital Partners
Since 2019, we’ve worked collaboratively with a range of partners including civil society organizations, NGOs, universities, and schools, government organizations, experts, and academia to provide resources to build a community of responsible digital citizens equipped with skills for a digital world.