Digi Telecommunications has done a very good deed indeed.
The Malaysian telco is now offering free calls to the 24-hour helplines of Talian Nur and Childline 15999 as it partners with the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development Malaysia (KPWKM) and Childline Malaysia.
Those who are affected, especially women and children, can now access the helplines for free from all Digi prepaid and postpaid numbers as the offer is already in effect, The Rakyat Post reports.
This move is an extension to the “CyberSAFE in Schools” programme, a recent programme by CyberSecurity Malaysia in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Childline and Digi.
According to Philip Ling, Digi’s project manager for Safe Internet, many children are not aware of online or phone helplines which could help them against threat from the internet.
“With the increasing rate of cybercrimes that target children, in particular, we want to make sure they are adequately protected against possible danger on the Net. This includes providing easy access to ways in which they can seek help,” he said.
Talian Nur is a hotline for early prevention on domestic violence and natural disasters while Childline 15999 is a confidential 24-hour helpline for children or youngsters to seek information, share their feelings and get the help they need.