‘90 Second Social’ Facebook campaign to educate all Cambodians about internet safety

Facebook is launching a new digital literacy campaign, ‘90 Second Social to help Cambodians stay safe online.

In cooperation with Cambodian writer and creator Gechly Seng, Facebook has created a series of engaging 90 second videos educating Internet users in Cambodia about a variety of online safety topics including account security, avoiding online scams, how to stop the spread of fake information and more.

The online safety campaign will be launched in partnership with Sabay Digital Plus (Sabay News), Smart Axiata, Pact Cambodia and APLE Cambodia.

The 90 Second Social series will run for two months, from the beginning of September until the end of October, with a new 90-second long video explaining a different online safety topic released every Wednesday.

Viewers will also have an opportunity to take part in a weekly competition to win special Facebook branded prizes and giveaways

The first video will be released today on Gechly Seng’s Facebook page, with a brand new episode following each week.

“I am very excited about the 90 Second Social campaign because I focus a lot on education and helping young people to improve their future prospects. Knowing more about how to stay safe online, how to protect yourself and your data is key knowledge that all Cambodians, especially young people, should have,” said Gechly Seng, who has been guiding and inspiring many students.

Millions of people are using Facebook in Cambodia and the number of active social media accounts is rising every day. With so many people going online, especially in the light of Covid-19 pandemic and so many of our daily activities moving into the digital world, it’s key to ensure that everyone knows how to protect themselves on social media.

“Safety and security have always been an important priority for us at Facebook and we have been working hard on increasing the level of digital literacy among users around the world, including Cambodia. We want our users to feel safe and connected and we have developed different tools to help them protect their information, ’ said Pheakdey Heng, Facebook Public Policy Manager.

In Cambodia, Facebook has been working on several initiatives to help people build useful digital skills including SheMeansBusiness, a programme to support female entrepreneurs. We also launched a #ReportItDontShareIt campaign together with APLE (Action Pour Les Enfants), to support children’s safety online, ” Pheakdey Heng added.

To learn more about the campaign and follow the latest updates, visit Gechly Seng’s or partner Facebook pages.