IMPACT

We aim to make it safer for people to be online through awareness and training sessions, online guides, and rapid response to emergency cases.

 

HIGHLIGHTED ACTIVITIES

Our recent activities include:

 


 

Training Jordan’s teachers in digital safety

We conducted more than 16 training sessions in June and July 2020 on the topic of "Safe Internet Usage and Preserving Privacy During Remote Teaching", in partnership with the Salamat project.
The online sessions were targeted at teachers who were pushed to use technologies for remote teaching during the lockdowns brought by the pandemic. We were able to reach more than 160 teachers and we plan to reach more.

 


 

Digital security training for journalists

We conduct regular digital security training sessions for journalists and media professionals in Jordan. As an at-risk group, we believe journalists should be equipped with the skills and knowledge to protect themselves and their information online. Our sessions cover a variety of topics from safe communication, to secure file storage and transfer, and online anonymity.

 


 

JOSA emergency response

Our team of digital safety experts respond to emergency cases, free-of-charge. For people under attack, we provide rapid-response assistance (+962 77 070 0099). For people at risk or simply have enquiries, we help with all things related to your digital safety and provide tips to improve your digital security practices (https://er.jordanopensource.org/).


Highlighted Activities

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November 2020 To February 2021

Enabling more than 1000 students to safely conduct their online learning

Jordan Open Source Association collaborated with Nahno platform in holding a series of online training lectures on digital safety of personal tablets that were granted by the Crown Prince Foundation. The campaign was given twice and contained a total of twenty seven sessions, the first campaign was given in November of 2020 and the second started on February and ended in March of 2021. 1169 students of different backgrounds (Syrian, Jordanian, Palestinian), 414 attended as the first batch and the number rose to 755 in the second one. The campaign focused on two aspects: digital safety and moral behavior. JOSA was responsible for the technical side of the campaign as the online security expert Tamara Al Masri gave all the lectures that pertain to that aspect.

 


Featured Articles

The Digital Footprint of Children: How to Protect Them From Unwanted Online Activity

As the use of the internet is becoming inevitable no matter how old is the user, it is crucial to protect those who might be exploited or exposed to content that is inappropriate to their age. Here are some tips for parents to ensure their children's online safety.

Bypassing VPN Censorship

VPNs help bypass geo restrictions and has many benefits, yet it may be used for illegal reasons, unfortunately that means that authorities bypass the issue by banning VPNs altogether, which is unfair if our VPN use is not harmful. So how can we bypass the bypass of the bypass?


Did you know?

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