TRA opens registration for Cyber Safety Award | THE DAILY TRIBUNE | KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN

TRA opens registration for Cyber Safety Award

TDT | Manama

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) announced opening registration for the Cyber Safety Award to encourage members of society and educational institutions in Bahrain, to create awareness content in the field of Cyber Safety. Registration is open to students from public and private secondary schools, as well as educational institutions, schools and universities, to nominate distinguished students for participation.

Applications should be submitted in the form of a short film, of no more than 120 seconds in length, covering the impact of overutilization of social media on young people’s social relations and psychological wellbeing. “Through SafeSurf’s initiatives, the TRA seeks to enable youths in the Kingdom of Bahrain by opening the innovative fields to promising talents to spread awareness among the community as well as encouraging students to achieve cyberculture in the field of cyber safety focusing on the effects of it on their day-to-day life,” said Sh. Abdulla bin Humood Al Khalifa, TRA’s Director of Consumer Affairs and Media. Online training sessions are available to participants to help improve the skills required for the production of short films.

The training will be presented by photography director Hamad Abdulla, winner of several international television series and programmes awards. The sessions will illustrate techniques of photography, montage and filmmaking, to acquire special skills needed to enhance the quality of the application. TRA has also opened registration to join the judging panel. Applicants need to be experts and leaders in the following professions: film producers, film directors, narrators, scenario writers, film critics, social media experts, internet security experts, educationalists, and other related professions. Judges for the Cyber Safety Award will be selected based on their experience and level of expertise. Terms and conditions and method of registration are available on award.

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