- TikTok will work with national stakeholders and TikTok creators in Cambodia to champion digital literacy and raise awareness of online safety
- The new in-app Digital Literacy Hub gives users a single portal resources to provide safer online experiences
Phnom Penh, February 28, 2022 – TikTok, the leading mobile short-form video destination, today announced the launch of a new in-app Digital Literacy Hub, as part of its ongoing commitment to help users navigate the digital environment. . The Hub, launched in collaboration with the Cambodia 4.0 Center, the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications and the Cambodian Academy of Digital Technologies, and the support of local creators such as Long Long, jay jay and independent khmerwill encourage Cambodian users to take advantage of available security features to protect themselves and others online, while enjoying the benefits of the digital world.
Aligned with the ongoing efforts of local civil society actors, the Digital Literacy Hub will serve as a one-stop portal that anchors all of TikTok’s educational initiatives around mental wellness, cyber-wellness, minor safety, challenges potentially dangerous online and other digital literacy topics. . The hub will also host digital literacy guidance using videos, quizzes and scenario-based learning content. These resources are designed to empower users to become more discerning about the types of online content they choose to engage with, while also equipping them with tools to recognize and report inappropriate content, if encountered.
Along with the launch of the Hub, TikTok will also host Cambodia 4.0 Center videos featuring local TikTok creators such as Long Long, jay jay and independent khmerwhich will see Khmer creators discuss how to respond to dangerous content online, how to deal with negative comments and how it is designed to increase user awareness of digital wellbeing.
“TikTok is dedicated to creating digital spaces for authenticity to thrive, and we’re constantly working to bolster our security resources to support and enhance those experiences,” noted Kyu Kyu Thein, Public Policy Manager, Cambodia at TikTok. “With the new Digital Literacy Hub, TikTok has tailored its approach to meet the unique needs and challenges of Cambodia, while bringing important digital wellbeing resources even closer to our local community to ensure they are well-equipped to deal with the ever-changing digital landscape.”
As part of its efforts to promote greater access to digital literacy resources, TikTok has also strengthened measures against dangerous online challenges, with technology that immediately alerts security teams to any sudden spike in content breaches related to particular hashtags, as well as privacy by design. initiatives that restrict app usage for users under 16 to ensure age-appropriate experiences.
Access the Digital Literacy Hub here to learn more about TikTok’s ongoing security initiatives for Cambodia.