IGF 2023 WS #129 Securing the Internet: Enhancing Online Safety for All


Cybersecurity, Cybercrime & Online Safety
Child Online Safety
Cyberattacks, Cyberconflicts and International Security
New Technologies and Risks to Online Security
Online Hate Speech and Rights of Vulnerable People

Organizer 1: Amine Hacha, 🔒Lebanese Cyberspace Association

Speaker 1: Ines Hfaiedh, Civil Society, African Group
Speaker 2: Layal Jebran, Civil Society, Asia-Pacific Group
Speaker 3: Hirotaka Nakajima, Private Sector, Asia-Pacific Group
Speaker 4: Amine Hacha, Civil Society, Asia-Pacific Group


Amine Hacha, Civil Society, Asia-Pacific Group

Online Moderator

Omar Shuran, Civil Society, African Group


Amine Hacha, Civil Society, Asia-Pacific Group


Round Table - 60 Min

Policy Question(s)

Policy Questions:
A- How can international cooperation and collaboration be enhanced to effectively combat cybercrime and ensure online safety for all?
B- What regulatory frameworks and measures are needed to strike a balance between privacy and security in the context of online safety?
C- How can digital literacy and cybersecurity education be integrated into national education systems to empower individuals with the knowledge and skills to navigate the internet safely?

What will participants gain from attending this session? During this session, participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of evolving cyber threats and the importance of online safety in the digital era. They will learn practical knowledge and best practices to enhance personal online safety, protect data, and ensure privacy. The session will cover innovative technologies, tools, and approaches to mitigate cyber risks. Strategies for raising awareness, educating individuals, and promoting safe online behavior will be explored, along with legal and policy frameworks and international cooperation mechanisms. Special attention will be given to protecting vulnerable groups. Compelling case studies and real-world examples will be presented, emphasizing collaboration among stakeholders. Ethical considerations balancing security, privacy, and individual rights will be discussed. Participants will leave with actionable takeaways to implement or advocate for in their respective contexts, fostering a safer and inclusive internet.


This session will focus on the critical importance of online safety in the digital era and explore strategies to empower all individuals to navigate the internet securely. With the rapid growth of digital connectivity, ensuring online safety has become paramount to protect users from cyber threats, privacy breaches, and harmful content. By addressing the challenges and solutions related to online safety, we can foster a secure internet environment that empowers and protects all people. the importance of equitable access to digital information and technologies by focusing on designing content and technologies, especially for persons with disabilities.

Expected Outcomes

The session is expected to yield significant outcomes, including a profound understanding of online safety, policy recommendations, collaboration opportunities, capacity building, contributions to global policy discussions, inspiration for follow-up actions, and dissemination of outcomes. Participants will gain awareness of evolving cyber threats and the importance of proactive measures. Policy recommendations will cover areas such as cybersecurity education, privacy protection, and empowering vulnerable groups. Collaboration among stakeholders will foster knowledge exchange and partnerships. Attendees will acquire practical knowledge and resources for personal and community online safety. The outcomes will contribute to global policy discussions, inspire initiatives, and can be disseminated widely for broader impact.

Hybrid Format: To enhance interaction between onsite and online participants, we will develop a comprehensive plan that combines technology and session design. Our strategy includes verifying that audiovisual equipment is for seamless communication. A dedicated facilitator will ensure online attendees can actively contribute and engage. The session design will provide equitable speaking opportunities for both onsite and online speakers. Interactive Q&A sessions will allow participants to submit questions and comments, ensuring balanced representation. This hybrid approach aims to create an inclusive and interactive environment, maximizing engagement for all attendees, regardless of their physical presence.