Intellectual Security Forum

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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.

المصدر: 
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, His Excellency Prof. Falleh R. M. Al-Solamy. On Monday morning, there were two plenary student sessions regarding practical application of intellectual security theories.

 

Five participants attended the first scientific session. It was led by Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University student Mohammed Al-Aqeel. He presented a research paper on the advantages and disadvantages of social networking and their impact on society.

 

Next, Taif University student, Basma Al-Qurashi, discussed the social, cultural, and economic implications of social media and modern internet-based communication in the modern age. She further explored both the benefits and social burdens of social media usage in the Kingdom.

 

King Faisal University student, Salman Al-Aeed, presented a paper on the new media concept and its implications for intellectual integrity. He explained how the low-barriers to entry in modern publication and broadcasting have both advantages and disadvantages. Beneficial ideas can now be spread more easily by well-meaning citizens. But on the other hand, the same publication and broadcasting technologies are equally available to those who are either misguided or of mal-intent.

 

In her paper, Raghad Al-Jareed, Princess Nourah Bint Abdul Rahman University, presented research in which she concludes that it is essential to maintain communications with the younger generations in the Kingdom in order to enhance intellectual security.

 

The second session focused on the role of social media in the promotion of intellectual security. Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University students, Salman Al-Maliki and Abdulrahman Al-Rashedi, Hail University student, Mashari Al-Samel, and Tabuk University student, Adel Al-Balawi, took part.

 

Of noteworthy mention, King Khalid University student, Rafta Al-Shahrani, presented a paper on ways in which social media can be a benefit to users with respect to digital citizenship and national unity. She explained the critical importance of the proper use of social media among the youth.

 

King Khalid University is committed to educating young people on the risks of social media and electronic communication and enhancing intellectual integrity through raising awareness and education. Forums such as this one, are at the forefront of digital citizenship and national unity.

Source : 
King Khalid University - Media Center

 

On January 21 King Khalid University, represented by the Intellectual Awareness Unit, held a symposium titled 'Digital Citizenship' at the main campus. The purpose of the event was to discuss and analyze intellectual security in the Kingdom. The Intellectual Awareness Unit organized and conducted the two-day program. Honored guests included His Royal Highness Prince Faisal bin Mohammad bin Nasser bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. The symposium featured a number of digital security experts from around the Kingdom leading a variety of group discussions and presentations on security issues.

 

Upon arrival, HRH Prince Faisal bin Mohammad bin Nasser bin Abdulaziz Al Saud toured the various forum exhibitions and perused the materials. After welcoming HRH and the other guests and participants, King Khalid University Rector, Prof. Falleh R. M. Al-Solamy, stressed the vital role of digital security in the modern age. He further explained that because information technology now permeates almost every aspect of modern life, assuring intellectual security is a critical priority to assure the integrity of society. 'It is our duty to protect future generations and our nation from potential harm', he said.

 

Rector Al-Solamy: 'The university is committed to every possible action, including this and similar forums, to raise awareness, protect future generations and maintain the integrity of our society'.

 

Later, Rector Al-Solamy elaborated on the increasingly important role of educational institutions on intellectual security. He noted that today's students will be tomorrow's leaders, and that educational institutions play a critical role in implementing intellectual security within the young generation. He thanked all of the organizers and participants for their time and attention to the forum and to the issue of security.

 

Deputy Supervisor of the Intellectual Security Unit, Dr. Misfer bin Ahmed Al-Wadie, also addressed the conference attendees. He highlighted the important role that educational institutions have in building awareness of intellectual security issues among students. He explained that a primary means of maintaining security is to teach students how to recognize and diffuse anomalies in cyber-communities. He also expressed his satisfaction with efforts currently in progress to raise awareness and enhance security. Dr. Al-Wadie noted that 60 students from different universities around the Kingdom submitted papers, 20 of which have been accepted for publication. He also reviewed several initiatives designed to enhance security awareness vial social media and other communication applications.

 

Hussain Al-Masadi, Hail University student, thanked King Khalid University for holding this forum in a speech he delivered on behalf of the participating members. In his speech, Al-Masadi spoke on the importance of holding such forums in achieving intellectual security and digital citizenship, describing it as a valuable opportunity provided by one of the most influential universities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

 

One of the most noteworthy sessions of the symposium was presented by HRH Prince Faisal bin Mohammad bin Nasser bin Abdulaziz Al Saud titled 'The Methods of Recruiting Extremists Through Electronic Platforms'. HRH explained that the internet is a primary means through which harmful ideological extremists recruit participants and sympathizers to their misguided causes. He noted that, in effect, these electronic platforms are sometimes used as weapons to harm individuals and society as a whole. HRH stated that we all must be vigilant in preventing extremism from infecting the individual and collective psyches of the nation. He implored all program participants to teach others about the inherent dangers of misguided advice and propaganda on social networks and media platforms.

 

During the first day of the forum, attendees watched a visual presentation that explained the expansion of social networks and the importance of intellectual security in our society. At the end of the forum opening ceremony, Rector Al-Solamy presented His Royal Highness with a commemorative shield from King Khalid University and followed by honoring the forum guests and participants.

 

It is worth mentioning that the forum consists of 6 scientific sessions that will span 2 days. Of note, the forum will also host a number of training courses and workshops that are tailored to supervisors and members of student activity clubs.

 

At the end of the day's activities, His Royal Highness visited the Media Center (Afaq) where he met Media and Communication Department students and was introduced to recent achievements and the processes followed. His Royal Highness was also presented with honorary membership in the endowment authority of the Intellectual Security Program.

Intellectual Security Forum on Digital Citizenship Kicks Off
المصدر: 
King Khalid University - Media Center

 

On January 21 King Khalid University, represented by the Intellectual Awareness Unit, will hold a symposium titled 'Digital Citizenship' at the main campus. The purpose of the event will be to discuss and analyze intellectual security in the Kingdom. The Intellectual Awareness Unit organized and conducted the two-day program. Honored guests will include His Royal Highness Prince Faisal bin Mohammad bin Nasar bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. The symposium will feature a number of digital security experts from around the Kingdom leading a variety of group discussions and presentations on security issues.

 

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. Rector Al-Solamy stressed that intellectual awareness and balance are two of the most critical factors in a strong intellectual awareness foundation in both the individual and the community. He emphasized that specialists from universities around the Kingdom will deliver presentations over the next two days. 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 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 critical social issue. He then thanked the organizing committee of the forum for comprehensively completing all preparations.

 

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

 

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

 

Of note, the forum will also host a number of training courses and workshops that are tailored to supervisors and members of student activity clubs. Dr. Al-Bakri added that the forum would also include several special competitions 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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