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PLDT Home and Google Launch Be Internet Awesome Online Series

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PLDT Home has teamed up with Google in order to launch a new kid-oriented show called Be Internet Awesome. It aims to teach kids how to be smart, alert, strong, kind, and brave when online. Read more about how you can use this to educate the whole family about the dangers of the online world and the precautions that parents have to take.

Be Internet Awesome Online Series

The Philippines’ leading home broadband and digital service provider PLDT Home and Google joined forces in creating a kid-oriented video series online. This is following its partnership announcement to further strengthen efforts in educating Filipino kids and families about internet safety and digital responsibility.

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~ Be Internet Awesome’s lead character, child Sam Elora. ~

The Be Internet Awesome online series combines animation and live-action — featuring Gen Alpha whiz Sam and his trusty friend Robo-berto in fun-filled yet enlightening adventures on how to be smart, alert, strong, kind, and brave online. The series is based on the values of Google’s Be Internet Awesome global program and is directed by Manny Angeles, an award-winning director and producer of kid-oriented and animated shows.

Available in both English and Filipino in the Philippines, Be Internet Awesome aims to teach children the fundamentals of leading a digital life. Lessons include what kind of information to post on social media and how to deal with cyberbullying, among others. This is part of the many efforts of Google to help keep people safe online.

Current Children are Digital Natives

“Our children are true digital natives. They grew up with the internet and everything the digital world has to offer. But as they broaden their horizons for discovery and learning, it also exposes them to risks and dangers,” said Jeremiah de la Cruz, Senior Vice President and Head of Consumer Home Group, PLDT Inc. “Through this original series, we at PLDT Home want to translate the teachings from Google’s Be Internet Awesome program into an entertaining and practical show that children can enjoy watching while learning about online safety early on.”

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~ (L-R): PLDT Senior Vice President and Head of Consumer Business Home Group, Jeremiah de la Cruz; Google Philippines Marketing Head, Gabby Roxas; First Vice President and Head of PLDT Home Product Management and Marketing, John Henri Yanez. ~

“PLDT Home’s partnership with Google for Be Internet Awesome aligns with our larger group-wide commitment: to strengthen customer-centricity. At PLDT, we not only find ways to simplify technology and experience for our customers, but we also strive to do business responsibly by putting their safety and well-being at the forefront of all our products and services,” said Alfredo S. Panlilio, President and CEO of PLDT Inc. And Smart Communications, Inc.

Protect Your Childre and the Entire Family

In 2021, PLDT also invested over P2 billion in cybersecurity and protection filtering. The country’s largest integrated telco has since been very active in detecting, responding, and preventing both domain and content-level access to child sexual abuse material (CSAM) within the network.

PLDT’s Child Protection Platform has blocked almost 300,000 URLs linked to CSAM by the end of May and prevented more than a billion attempts to access these illegal sites from November last year to May this year.

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~ In a modern family, the children are already digital natives. We need to protect them but in order to do that, as parents, we should also be aware of the dangers of the online world. ~

“After launching Be Internet Awesome in 2021 in the Philippines, we are glad to have found a like-minded partner in PLDT who champions the same values when it comes to protecting kids online. Through PLDT and more potential partners in the future, we hope to scale Be Internet Awesome and provide more families with a practical way of teaching digital safety and wellness to their children so they can become responsible, confident explorers of the online world,” said Bernadette Nacario, Country Director of Google Philippines.

  • The Be Internet Awesome online series will premiere on the PLDT Home YouTube channel on July 8, 2022.
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5 thoughts on “PLDT Home and Google Launch Be Internet Awesome Online Series

  1. Ang galing ng team up na to ng PLDT at Google, maraming bata at magulang ang matutulungan nito. Mas matututo ang bata na maging smart, alert, strong, kimd, & brave. Mas malalaman nila kung gano kapusok sa online world

    1. Nice team up by PLDT and goggle..Be internet awesome is very important para maging aware Ang kids at parents.madaming matututunan dito

  2. Nice Team up ng PLDT home and Google Launch Be Internet..safe ang mga kids at maeenjoy nila yung online world

  3. Kudos to PLDT Home and Google 🎉This is really helpful and useful.It’s really good that we as parents, monitor and help our kids to be digitally prepared and equiped.

    1. What a great partnership PLDT Home and Google. Such a great help to all the parents to monitor, to be more aware and to help our kids to be more digitally prepared. That’s awesome! Thanks for sharing this ma, very informative blogpost.

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