Doha: More than 1,500 parents and their children took part in Vodafone’s Treasure Hunt over the weekend at Ezdan Mall that informed parents about how to keep their children safe in the digital world.

The event involved fun puzzles about the digital world parents needed to solve in collaboration with children to win prizes from Fun Ville, Magnolia Bakery and Popcorn Girl. It was held under the banner of AmanTECH, Vodafone’s aid programme for online child safety which aims to promote digital literacy among parents and improve children’s digital safety.

Dana Haidan, Head, Corporate Social Responsibility, Vodafone Qatar, said: “We are delighted that so many families enjoyed and benefited from Vodafone’s digital awareness activity.

“Protecting children in their digital world might sometimes feel like a long and complicated journey. But it doesn’t have to. When we launched AmanTECH, we made a commitment to ensure that it is a long-term initiative to provide people with everything they need to know and do for their children in today’s ever-expanding digital world.”

Since the launch of Amantech in late 2014, Vodafone has held digital parenting activities, including TechMoms sessions where mothers gather at a Vodafone store to enrich their knowledge about the world of communications and get acquainted with practical ideas and tools to help them manage what their children and the youth generation, in general, are exposed to.

Vodafone Qatar also invited parents to join AmanTECH Twitter Chat Series where parents have the opportunity to ask an educational expert any questions they have regarding maintaining their children’s safety and privacy in today’s digital world and any questions they have about digital parenting in general.

This year, AmanTech will reach out to parents and children aged 5-17. It will adopt a three-pronged approach with a focus on awareness, education and technical support. This will entail parental workshops, an online source for information and tips for parents, online magazines, in addition to the digital parenting guide available at Vodafone’s stores and online at The Peninsula