LIBERTY CONTINUES TO HIGHLIGHT INTERNET SAFETY THROUGH
SAFER INTERNET DAY AND ITS NAVEGA CON SEGURIDAD CAMPAIGN
The telecom company observes Safer Internet Day for the 12th year in a row in Puerto Rico and offers
resources for safe and responsible use of the Internet.
SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO, February 1, 2019 – For the 12th year in a row, Liberty Puerto Rico will celebrate Safer Internet Day to highlight the importance of using the Internet responsibly and safely, as part of the company’s corporate social responsibility campaign Navega con seguridad, with several resources to help the public navigate the web safely. The event will be observed worldwide on Tuesday, February 5, 2019.
Safer Internet Day is a global activity that raises awareness among children, young people, parents, teachers and the public on the importance of Internet safety. Safer Internet Day is held annually on Tuesday of the second week of February. This year, Safer Internet Day will feature the slogan “Together for a better internet.”
Over 100 countries around the world participate in Safer Internet Day by organizing activities such as school events, contests and educational resource presentations on the subject. Thanks to Liberty, Puerto Rico has participated in this initiative since 2008. This year’s media campaign will start running in print press, social media and the Internet on February 5.
The main purpose of Liberty’s Navega con seguridad campaign, which runs year-round, beyond Safer Internet Day, is to educate the public on how to use the Internet responsibly and safely.
This year, Liberty will continue to feature a series of videos it produced in partnership with the U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Child Exploitation Investigative Unit. The videos delve into the risks of cyberbullying and exploitation which children and teenagers are exposed to when navigating the Internet without supervision and how they can protect themselves. ICE Special Agents Alek Pacheco and Reynaldo Medina generate a discussion on this subject in the videos, providing valuable information and tips for children and teenagers ages 9 to 14.
“The videos have been instrumental in raising awareness about what we can do to protect children and teenagers from cyberbullying and exploitation. It is a very valuable tool for parents, children and teachers,” said Naji Khoury, president and CEO of Liberty Puerto Rico. “Partnering with ICE to produce this video series, in addition to running our Navega con seguridad campaign year-round, have helped us take this information to key audiences and continue educating the general public on this important issue.”
According to the latest numbers from ICE, the number of child exploitation arrests has been decreasing steadily since 2016. The agency reported 10 criminal arrests for the 2018 fiscal year, down from 30 reported in the fiscal year 2016. The agency also states that informational programs like the video series produced with Liberty have been key in the agency’s efforts to identify, investigate and arrest those who attempt to harm children online.
“No crime affects us more deeply than the exploitation of innocent children. We will continue to work with state, federal and local agencies as well as the private sector to identify, investigate and process those who steal our children’s innocence in the cruelest way possible,” said Special Agent in Charge Iván Arvelo of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) in San Juan.
Agent Pacheco will join Liberty’s Communication and Corporate Responsibility Director, Giovanna Ramirez de Arellano, and Alexander Veloz of Liberty’s Information Technology Department during a special interview to promote Safer Internet Day that will air on February 5 on Liberty’s channel 85 (Channel 285 in its HD lineup).
The series of videos is available in downloadable format in Navega con seguridad’s microsite www.navegaconseguridad.net and in Liberty Puerto Rico’s YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/LibertyIncreible/videos
Liberty will also mark Safer Internet Day by launching an upgraded version of Navega con seguridad’s microsite www.navegaconseguridad.net, with more information on the campaign, downloadable resources, videos, tip sheets and educational materials.
For more information on Navega con seguridad and Safer Internet Day 2019, visit the Navega con seguridad microsite at www.navegaconseguridad.net. There is more information on Safer Internet Day available at its webpage www.saferinternetday.org.
About Liberty Puerto Rico:
Liberty Puerto Rico is a subsidiary of Liberty Latin America and has approximately 699,000 RGUs as of September 30, 2018 in 75 municipalities in the eastern, central, northern southern and western regions of Puerto Rico. For more information, please visit www.libertypr.com.
About Liberty Latin America:
Liberty Latin America is a leading telecommunications company operating in over 20 countries across Latin America and the Caribbean under the consumer brands VTR, Flow, Liberty, Más Móvil, BTC and Cabletica. The communications and entertainment services that we offer to our residential and business customers in the region include digital video, broadband internet, telephony and mobile services. Our business products and services include enterprise-grade connectivity, data center, hosting and managed solutions, as well as information technology solutions with customers ranging from small and medium enterprises to international companies and governmental agencies. In addition, Liberty Latin America operates a sub-sea and terrestrial fiber optic cable network that connects over 40 markets in the region.
Liberty Latin America has three separate classes of common shares, which are traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbols "LILA" (Class A) and "LILAK" (Class C), and on the OTC link under the symbol "LILAB" (Class B). For more information, please visit www.lla.com.