The Deutschland sicher imNetz e.V. (DsiN) association has served as a central point of contact for consumers and small businesses interested in the topics of IT security and data privacy for ten years now. Thomas Kremer, Deutsche Telekom Board Member for Data Privacy, Legal Affairs and Compliance, is chairman of the board at DsiN. As a member of the association, we are engaged in the youth competition myDigitalWorld and the workshop series IT-Sicherheit@Mittelstand. We also participate in the Digital Neighborhood project, which trains people to become volunteers sharing their IT knowledge with others. The Digital Neighborhood project was presented during the Community Volunteering Week in September 2017. At the Engagement Market, we presented self-study courses for training as a volunteer security and Internet trainer.
We promote media literacy among seniors in collaboration with the German National Association of Senior Citizen's Organisations, BAGSO. As a partner, we sponsored the Internet Gold Award 2017. Further partners are DsiN, Wegeaus der Einsamkeit e.V. (Wade), Google Germany and SAP. The award recognizes people over the age of 60 who use the Internet skillfully and help others to get started in the online world. The Minister of the Interior, Dr. Thomas de Maizière, acted as patron for the year 2017. In the context we support one of the winners of the special award "Let ideas grow” in implementing their project by providing advice and support in public relations and networking.
As an advisory board member we are also involved in the joint Digital-Kompass project conducted by BAGSO and DsiN. Digital-Kompass provides older people and those teaching them to navigate the Internet with tried and tested materials.