Digital Citizenship

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King Khalid University - Media Center

 

Recently, the university held an Intellectual Security Forum (Digital Citizenship). The Intellectual Awareness Unit conducted the forum on behalf of King Khalid University Rector, Prof. Falleh R. M. Al-Solamy. At the conclusion of the forum, there were two plenary sessions regarding the practical application of intellectual security theories.

 

The first session, moderated by Dr. Dwla Asiri from King Khalid University, focused on education and intellectual security. King Khalid University faculty member, Dr. Lubnaa Al-Ajmi explored this topic in-depth by presenting a research paper on the role of educational institutions in promoting digital citizenship. As social media and mass communication via the internet are relatively new phenomena, maintaining intellectual security and societal cohesiveness are new areas of study in education. As such, this nascent field requires intensive research by institutions of higher learning such as King Khalid University. This research will help clarify the security issues and reveal potential solutions to any societal challenges resulting from advancing technologies.

 

Supervisor of the Guidance Center at King Khalid University, Dr. Khudran Al-Shane, presented a paper on the danger of electronic games and its relationship with digital citizenship. In sum, he concluded inter alia that mitigating risk in this area requires a comprehensive and cooperative effort. He highlighted the many treatment programs adopted by many institutions such as the Ministry of Health and numerous social centers.

 

The second session, moderated by student Khalood Al-Amer from King Khalid University, focused on the inherent risks of social media usage and the various strategies to mitigate danger to young people through education. King Faisal University student Abdulrahman Al-Rashidi discussed the social implications of the illegitimate use of social media and other electronic technologies. He also summarized the various stratagems for preventing such harmful effects. Then, Abdulrahman Al-Hadi from Tabuk University defined and discussed the parameters for intellectual security and the framework for proper countermeasures. He also stressed the importance of maintaining social order in the face of threats to intellectual security.

 

Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University student, Abdulaziz Al-Eid, presented a paper on the impact of social networking on the youth population. He recounted the numerous intellectual fallacies permeating the internet ecosystems. Hail University student, Atef Al-Rashidi, and Islamic University student, Abu Fajlah bin Abas, presented their paper on the same topic in which they reached similar conclusions as to the dangers of social media.

 

There was also a training course titled 'The Role of Educational Institutions in Promoting National Unity' presented by Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Haleel. The training focused on empowering student leaders, such as club presidents and other student body organizations, to educate others on preventing the harmful effects of social media. Dr. Al-Haleel conducted in-depth discussions on the following important issues:

 

  • Intellectual security and its relationship with national unity;
  • The role of social institutions in intellectual security;
  • The risk of extremism and violence promoted on the internet;
  • Substantive indicia of breach of intellectual security.

 

At the conclusion of the meeting, the forum participants agreed upon a number of recommendations to address the issue of intellectual security as follows:

 

  • Parents play a key role in monitoring their children's social media usage to prevent them from engaging in improper or otherwise harmful communications and content;
  • Educators and educational institutions must raise awareness of the issues and educate young people on the proper use of their social media and other applications;
  • To empower both young men and women to mentor and support one another in issues of intellectual security comporting with Vision 2030;
  • Forming stratagems to hold social media and other communication providers accountable for content permitted on their platforms;
  • The responsibility of educational institutions to develop curricula that raises awareness and enhances intellectual security in electronic technology environments;
  • Develop cadres of young men and women for leadership positions in intellectual awareness and education;
  • Form a committee regarding the risks involved in youth video games;
  • Prepare education and training kits comprised of materials intended to raise awareness and promote intellectual security;
  • Propose that the intellectual security forum be a standing annual event at the university in order to keep the issue at the forefront of public awareness.

 

The participants thanked the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Crown Prince, Vice President of the Council of Ministers and Minister of Defense, for their stalwart support and sponsorship of these vital national programs, which will help ensure the continued strength and unity of the Kingdom. The participants also thanked the Minister of Education and the Deputy Minister of Education for their approval of and participation in the forum. They also thanked His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy for his tutelage and guidance leading to the success of this forum.

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King Khalid University - Media Center

 

King Khalid University Rector, His Excellency Prof. Falleh R. M. Al-Solamy, honored the winners of the Student Digital Citizenship Competition. This competition is part of the university's intellectual security initiatives, including the recent forum on intellectual security and societal integrity. The Intellectual Awareness Unit supervised both the forum and the competition. The main topic of this year's event was social media's impact on user ideologies and attitudes. The competition encompassed several different creative outlets for students to explore a variety of relevant issues.

 

Students submitted many excellent research pieces on different aspects of intellectual security. His Excellency was pleased to recognize the following students as winners in the category of original research on intellectual security issues:

 

  • Raghad Al-Jareed, Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University;
  • Salman Al-Aeed, King Faisal University;
  • Sally Nagash, King Faisal University;
  • Nawaf Shaiee, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University;
  • Basma Al-Qurashi, Taif University.

 

His Excellency was pleased to recognize the following winning student submissions on the topic of using social media to promote intellectual security:

 

  • Salman Attieh, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University;
  • Mishri Al-Samil, Hail University;
  • Adel Al Balawi, Tabuk University;
  • Abdulrahman Al-Rashedi, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University;
  • Rifaa Al-Shahrani, King Khalid University.

 

and potential threats that social media pose to intellectual security and social cohesion:

  • Khalood Al-Amer, King Khalid University;
  • Bujjilah bin Abbas, The Islamic University;
  • Abdulrahman Haddadi, Tabuk University;
  • Abdulaziz Al- Eid, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University;
  • Atef Al-Rashidi, Hail University.

 

His Excellency was pleased to recognize the following winning student submissions on the topic of the social media's role in enhancing national loyalty:

 

  • Asma Al-Hazri, Bisha University;
  • Sara Al-Rashidi, Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University;
  • Abdullah Al-Hakami, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University.

 

Rector Al-Solamy: 'Our youth population is the engine of our future; it is up to us to provide them with the fuel'.

 

His Excellency was pleased to recognize the following winning student YouTube videos on the topic of social media and awareness of intellectual security:

 

  • Ali Al-Dosari, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University;
  • Nasser Al-Humaidi, King Faisal University;
  • Asma Matar, Taif University.

 

His Excellency was pleased to recognize the following winning student Snapchat posts on the topic of social media and awareness of intellectual security:

 

  • Musad Al-Barikan, King Faisal University;
  • Mishal Al-Mubarak, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University;
  • Sahar Hamdi, Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University.

 

His Excellency was pleased to recognize the following winning student motion pictures on the topic of social media and awareness of intellectual security:

 

  • Sarah Al-Bashir, Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University;
  • Shaden Al-Sheik, Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University;
  • Shahd Fahd, Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University;
  • Abdullah Al-Zahrani, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University;
  • Abdullah Al-Deef, King Faisal University;
  • Sa’d Al-Jaid, Taif University;
  • Mohammed Al-Qahtani, Taif University.

 

His Excellency was pleased to recognize the following winning student social media content on the topic of social media and awareness of intellectual security:

 

  • Ibrahim Toman, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University;
  • Malak Al-Hazza, King Faisal University;
  • Jawahar Al-Shahrani, King Khalid University;
  • Amal Al-Qahtani, King Khalid University;
  • Hatem Sulaimani, Taif University;
  • Arwa Al-Qahtani, Bisha University.

 

King Khalid University Rector, His Excellency Prof. Falleh R. M. Al-Solamy, congratulated all of the winners, and gave high praise to all of those who participated in the competition and the forum. He marveled at the high level of creativity and productivity of Saudi youth. His Excellency also noted that the university plays a vital role in developing the innate talents of the students. 'Our youth population is the engine of our future; it is up to us to provide them with the fuel', he stated. The Rector thanked the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Crown Prince, Vice President of the Council of Ministers and Minister of Defense, for their unwavering support of this initiative, which is a critical component of the national development plan and Vision 2030.

Rector Honors Student Digital Citizenship Competition Winners
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King Khalid University - Media Center

 

The Intellectual Awareness Unit is hosting an intellectual security-themed forum titled 'Digital Citizenship'. The forum will be held on the 15th and 16th of Jumādā Al-Awwal.

 

His Excellency King Khalid University Rector, Prof. Falleh R.M. Al-Solamy, explained that the forum is part of a series of events that illustrate the university's strong interest in national development and intellectual security issues. He emphasized that specialists from universities around the Kingdom in cybersecurity, intellectual awareness, and social media will make presentations at the event. Rector Al-Solamy expressed his confidence in the forum achieving its goals and objectives to raise the awareness on the role of 'digital citizenship integrity' in Saudi society. This effort is an integral part in maintaining a cohesive and well-informed populous he related.

 

Vice Rector of Graduate Studies and Research, Dr. Saad Abdulrahman Al-Amry, reiterated that the forum is designed to uphold the university's commitment to intellectual security. He noted that young people, who are heavy users of the internet and social media, are particularly vulnerable to harmful influences in the digital age. Vice Rector Al-Amry stated that forums such as these are one of the best ways of maintaining awareness of this important social issue.

 

General Supervisor of the Intellectual Awareness Unit, Yahya bin Abdullah Al-Bakri, reviewed the topics covered in the forum as follows:

 

  • The reality of social media in Saudi Arabia;
  • The role of social media in supporting intellectual awareness;
  • The threat of inappropriate social media usage and conduct to intellectual awareness;
  • The methods of enhancing national cohesiveness through social media.

 

Al-Bakri added that the forum will also include several special competitions regarding social media usage as follows:

 

  • Best participating paper;
  • Most influential issue awareness YouTube video;
  • Best Snapchat post;
  • Best motion graphic video;
  • Best-written submission.

 

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