Digi is making it a whole lot easier for individuals to call for help on Talian Nur and Childline 15999 by offering free calls. This is in partnership with the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development Malaysia (KPWKM) and Childline Malaysia.
This means that starting immediately, all calls made to Talian Nur and Childline 15999 are free of charge for all Digi postpaid and prepaid users. Talian Nur is a hotline link to enable early intervention for victims of domestic violence and natural disasters, while Childline 15999 is a confidential 24-hour helpline for children and youngster to seek information, share feelings and get needed help.
This initiative is also part of Digi’s aim to provide Safe Internet to families and children. It also a great addition to Digi’s Internet for All program, which brings internet to all Malaysians, especially those who are residing in rural areas. The internet is a wonderful tool to have to keep everyone connected, but it brings risks as well, so with free calls to these helplines, it could keep users safer too.
“Nowadays, we can see how the internet has become ubiquitous with more people embracing it as part of their lifestyles. Unfortunately, cyber threats are increasing in tandem with the prevalence of the internet. Hence, we have to take all the necessary precautions to ensure our children’s safety when they are on the internet. This effort is a fine example of how the public and private sectors can come together and collaborate in addressing key issues that are affecting the nation. We also applaud Digi’s continuous commitment towards safeguarding our children who are susceptible to the internet threats and risks.” – Dato Sri Rohani Abdul Karim, the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development.
It’s definitely great to see such meaningful collaboration between Digi, KPWKM, Childline Malaysia to make it easier for individuals and children to call out for help.