Censorship office embarks on nationwide awareness

The National Censorship Office will be embarking on a nationwide technology awareness this year targeting school-aged children.

Deputy Chief Censor Jim Abani says the approach now is to talk about the positives of technology.

Though the use of technological gadgets has taken the country by storm, those greatly impacted are today’s young generation.

While the gadgets are introduced to ease certain lifestyles, they are often misused. 

The National Censorship Office aims to instil in the mindset of especially the youths the positives of using technology.

The office started the awareness two years ago but focused in the National Capital District and Central Province.

This year, they will go nationwide.

Deputy Chief Censor Abani says they will be targeting as many schools as possible in selected provinces.

Not only are children urged to attend the awareness but parents and teachers as well.

In Momase, they hope to visit Vanimo and Wewak, Mt Hagen and Goroka in the Highlands Region, Kimbe and Manus in NGI and Milne Bay or Popondetta in the Southern Region.

Abani says technology is here to stay but the young population are not using it wisely; it has lost its purpose therefore it is important they are educated to become better citizens.

By doing this, the Censorship Office also hopes to address concerns of poor academic performance by many students.

Charmaine Poriambep