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Thailand’s Digital Education Nurturing Tomorrow’s Innovators

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Children need to know about digital technology as it can have a range of positive effects on their knowledge, creativity, and skills. Digital literacy is increasingly recognised as a central element of the skills a child requires for work and life.

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They need to be digitally literate even when they are not online, as facial scanning and artificial intelligence-based profiling increasingly affect children’s lives. Parents and adults can help children get the benefits of technology with less of a negative impact by ensuring children under two don’t use screens and play along with children, including face-to-face interactions with technology.

In a festive celebration of National Children’s Day, Mr Settha Thavisin, the Prime Minister of Thailand, presided over the opening ceremony. Amidst the myriad of activities, one particular focus was the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (DE), led by Mr Prasert Chandraruangthong, the Minister of Digital Economy and Society.

Accompanying the Prime Minister were notable figures in the digital realm, including Mr Suthikiat Weerakijpanich, Advisor to the Minister of Digital Economy and Society, Mr Wanlop Ruchirakorn, Secretary to the Minister of Digital Affairs, Mr Aekkaphong Rimcharoen, Inspector General of the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society, Dr Theeranee Ajalakul, Director of the Big Data Institute (Public Organisation), and Mr Chatchai Pitilak, Deputy Director General of DEPA.

The Ministry of Digital Economy and Society took the opportunity to engage with the younger generation, creating an interactive and educational experience at their booth. As part of their outreach, they offered souvenirs to the children, aiming to spark interest and curiosity in the digital landscape.

One of the highlights was the DE x Depa activity, which invited children to explore the Depa Digital Content Zone. Under the theme of Digital Soft Power, this zone was designed to provide a comprehensive blend of information and entertainment. Children had the chance to immerse themselves in a world where digital technologies serve both informative and recreational purposes. Moreover, there was an exciting opportunity for children to win character creations crafted by Thai artists, adding an extra layer of creativity to the event.

Another compelling facet of the celebration was the DE x BDI activity booth, where children were encouraged to delve into the world of coding. This initiative aimed to lay the groundwork for basic programming skills, fostering an early interest in the technological realm. The coding activities were facilitated by, a platform dedicated to promoting coding education.

The emphasis on digital education and engagement at National Children’s Day aligns with the growing importance of technology in shaping the future. By introducing children to digital concepts at an early age, the government and relevant authorities aim to cultivate a generation that is not only adept at utilising technology but also understands its broader implications.

In a rapidly evolving digital landscape, the government’s commitment to digital education and awareness becomes crucial. Events such as these not only celebrate the joy of childhood but also serve as platforms for imparting essential skills that will be integral to the future workforce.

As the festivities unfolded, the collaboration between the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society, DEPA, and other relevant bodies showcased a concerted effort to bridge the digital divide. By making technology accessible and enjoyable for children, the government is sowing the seeds for a future where digital literacy is second nature.

The National Children’s Day in Thailand became a vibrant celebration of both joy and learning, with a specific focus on digital technology. The efforts of the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society, along with its collaborators, demonstrated a commitment to nurturing a digitally savvy and empowered younger generation ready to embrace the challenges and opportunities of an increasingly interconnected world.


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