ALBtelecom provides safe internet for children at Skanderbeg Square

ALBtelecom has finalized the second “Friendly Wi-Fi” project at Skanderbeg Square, following the project of Tirana's Artificial Lake. This is another important step that will help prevent phenomena such as cyber-bullying and protect children from online violence, exploitation and abuse. "Friendly Wi-Fi" is a UK-based certified service that enables online content to be filtered for illegal material and pornography.

ALBtelecom considers guaranteeing online safety for children as essential for the future, therefore invested in this project, encouraged by two partners such as Tirana Municipality and UNICEF. The initiative aims to provide families and children with a safer and more convenient alternative when navigating online.

The day full of fun and educational activities for children, where the use of the Friendly Wi-Fi service was tested, was attended by the Deputy Mayor at the Municipality of Tirana, Mrs. Anisa Ruseti, General Director of ALBtelecom, Mr. Tahsin Yılmaz and UNICEF Director in Albania, Mr. Roberto De Bernardi.

General Director of ALBtelecom, Mr. Tahsin Yılmaz, considering this service an added value for Tirana said that:

“We, at ALBtelecom are very proud to have donated to Municipality and the citizens of Tirana Wi-Fi for free in two most popular areas of the city such as Lake of Tirana and Skanderbeg Square. We are particularly proud to have donated to the city free Wi - Fi friendly and filtered with the highest international standards”

Together with the senior officials present at the event, citizens were also invited to offer recommendations on the conceived map of Tirana, where they would prefer to place the next 'Friendly Wi-Fi' access point. During the awareness activity on Internet risks and ways of protection, parents, teachers, teens and children of different ages were introduced to the way “Friendly Wi-Fi” works, through engaging in games and educational quizzes.

This project is an example of the continuity of successive projects of ALBtelecom within the framework of social responsibility for the community. In setting up the infrastructure of Wi-Fi internet service delivery, the most avant-garde devices are used. ALBtelecom will continue with similar projects to be always closer to the citizens, in fulfillment of its mission to bring Internet to everyone.

Last Update: 3 December 2019