Parents in an education technology class at a ChildSafe, a child education company, said they were “thrilled” to be a part of the program and were pleased with the feedback they received from the parents.
“I was excited to be part of it and be part a team,” one parent said.
“We were able to work together and share a common vision of what we wanted for our kids and what we were going to build together.”
The program was designed to improve communication between parents and children in an age of heightened technology, but it has been criticised for its reliance on technology in classrooms.
The program, which was started by the government of Malaysia in 2018, offers parents with young children to share what they have learned from technology, and has been praised by a number of critics, including child rights groups.
The program has since been expanded, with additional modules introduced in 2019, and ChildSafe said it was looking at expanding it into the education system as well.
It has been a tough year for parents in the technology industry.
In September 2018, parents of children aged between one and five years old were forced to cancel a scheduled Skype call after the company suspended it because of a safety issue.
In August 2019, the Australian Cybercrime Taskforce (ACCTF) said that the child safe schools program in the US was being abused by parents with children aged under six years old who had received the program.
In October, the US Federal Communications Commission announced that it would require that all tech companies, including Amazon, Facebook, and Google, provide child safe school modules for all students.