In Europe, children are growing up with the internet as a central part of their lives. They need to be supported by parents, schools and the tech industry to increase the levels of necessary skills to navigate the online world in a safe and productive manner.
Huawei’s SmartBus project provides an engaging, interactive and fun learning environment for children between the ages of 11 and 15, where they will develop their understanding of what constitutes online well-being.
The SmartBus is a fully accessible, mobile interactive classroom, which travels on-site to schools in Belgium and the Netherlands during October and November 2019, delivering an evidence-based educational programme focused on cyber bullying, online safety and data privacy.
A similar project was delivered in Spain in 2014 to much acclaim, and will be held again in Spain and Portugal in 2019 and 2020.
The launch of the 2019 SmartBus in Belgium took place on 4 October at the Freinetschool het Wijdeland in the Flemish town of Sint-Truiden in the province of Limburg. SmartBus sessions were held before and after the launch, which was open to journalists.