The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) could soon have its own trainers to boost awareness of cyber safety within the Force and throughout the country as a three-day Cyber Awareness and Education Train the Trainer Program gets underway at the Police Academy at the Rove Police Headquarters in Honiara today.
Twenty five RSIPF officers from Honiara and the Provinces are attending the program which is funded by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) Pacific Police Development Program (PPDP-R) and supported by SIPDP. Four other RSIPF officers have already been trained.
When opening the program today, Commander of SIPDP, John Tanti says,” The Australian Federal Police (AFP) is committed to the Cyber Safety Pasifika (CSP) Program and supporting police in the Pacific in building collective knowledge in the area of Cyber Safety and Education.”
“AFP recognises the need for this awareness and education training in online safety in the Solomon Islands especially with the Undersea Cable almost completed,” says Commander Tanti.
He told the participants: “This will be the first country specific course delivered for the CSP program. We believe that it will allow for greater contextualisation of the Awareness and Safety presentations and help to build a team and camaraderie amongst you as attendees for the delivery of the online safety message to the wider Solomon Islands.”
“The CSP program relies on external Pacific trainers, however we are hoping that some of you might want to become trainers for this program and assist Cyber Safety Pasifika in delivering this program around the Pacific.”
The three-day Cyber Awareness and Education Training will cover topics including:
- Introduction to Cyber Safety Pasifika;
- Presentation skills workshop; and
- Group discussion: Influences of young people.