Rep reminds netizens to always practise responsible online behaviours

Yong hands over a certificate to the leader of a winning team of the programme.

By Wilfred Pilo

KUCHING, Oct 14: Netizens must learn and understand the word “responsibility” if social media forms part of their lives, said Pending assemblywoman Violet Yong Wui Wui.

She said they must never spread malicious lies or comments, as wrongful information can result in big consequences on the sender and receiver.

“If you write something malicious against someone, it is difficult for you to correct and take it back. Make sure you reread what you have written before you post or spread what you have written,” she said when closing the 3-day ‘Program Pewaris Muda Negara 2018’ at Kompleks Belia dan Sukan Sarawak here today.

Forty students from Kuching Polytechnic and Sarawak Medical College participated in the programme organised by the State Information Department. It was meant to nurture the young to be useful citizens and be able to live independently in unity, with esprit de corps and patriotism.

Yong noted that youths of today live by their smartphones, and they are forever curious in wanting to know more, including things related to the Internet of Things (IoT).

“If (they are) not properly guided, they can be vulnerable and abuse what they know about the IoT,” she cautioned.

On the programme, she lauded the participants for their spirit and effort in taking part in a ‘gotong-royong’ event at Sungai Apong, where they got their hands dirty cleaning the park.

“The cleaning of public places is our responsibility too,” she said.

Also present at the closing ceremony were state Information director Abang Sardon Abang Hashim and his deputy, Ali Suhaili. — DayakDaily