We are dedicated to supporting the community in which we work and are pleased to support a variety of local initiatives that bring our local communities together, as well as fostering education in mobile phone technology.
Airtel-Vodafone announce major internet safety partnership with The Youth Commission for Guernsey and Alderney
As part of our ongoing commitment to keeping children safe online, we’ve partnered with the Youth Commission for Guernsey and Alderney to provide in-school lessons teaching young people how to be responsible digital citizens, and how to stay safe online. This new internet safety initiative will also provide online safety training for professionals and parents.
Read the full Press Release here.
The Airtel-Vodafone Power Up Grants
Powering Up Island Sports
Sport contributes so many benefits to social and economic wellbeing in Jersey. Given that our business is all about connecting family, friends and colleagues wherever they are in the world, we were keen to recognise the collaborate benefits that sport has across Jersey.
Working in partnership with the Jersey Sports Council we were delighted to award two new grants of £500 each, to help develop our local sportsmen and women on the island as well as on the national and international stage.
The Airtel-Vodafone Power Up Grants are split into two categories, and were awarded to members of clubs or associations who are members of the Jersey Sports Council. The first winner was Commonwealth hopeful Gemma Dawkins, a track athlete with Jersey Spartans.
Click here to view the full press release.
eSafety - Digital ACE Guernsey 2017
Aspire Create Empower - Incorporating Safer Internet Day
Promote the safe and positive use of digital technology is an issue that's close to our hearts here at Airtel-Vodafone. We believe that online safety is important for the whole family, and that's why we're working with the education departments in both Guernsey and Jersey to provide parents, children and teachers with the knowledge they need to be able to use the internet safely.
This year we were proud to once again support the Digital ACE - Incorporating Safer Internet Day, in Guernsey.
Safer Internet Day is focused on helping to make the digital lives of our community safer and more secure. Organised by the Online Safety Committee for Guernsey Schools, Digital ACE offers practical support and advice to both adults and children from local cyber security and telecoms experts.
As well as a focus on digital safety, this event aims to inspire the digital minds of the future; children were offered the opportunity to learn more about digital careers, games design, drones, coding, virtual reality and robotics. Guernsey Careers were also on hand to give advice to those children looking forward to a career in the digital arena.
Overall the event was a huge success, providing the community with the knowledge and tools needed to enjoy their digital world, safely and securely.
What we do to keep you safe:
We have launched a blanket internet filter across our network which will blanket block all sites that contain illegal content. We also offer a free opt-in service for parents who wish to block sites with adult content on their children's phones.
Click here for the latest edition of Vodafone’s Digital Parenting Magazine.
We work closely with Digital Jersey on various projects throughout the year. Around Christmas time we are involved in 'Santa's Tech Grotto' giving parents advice on all things mobile leading up to the festive season. The mobile world is constantly changing and we are committed to equipping our customers with the best tools and advice on safe and effective mobile use.
The Hub - Guernsey
In association with The Hub - Guernsey we recently helped launch a new initiative to help support young people with their online lives. The ‘Don’t Tag Me’ campaign is a one-of-a-kind promotion centred around a brand new wristband which is available for free to all young people in Guernsey who don't want to be tagged in Facebook posts. If you wear the band it tells your friends you don't want to be tagged. We are committed to playing our part in education and helping keep the island’s youngsters safe online.