Africa Technology West Africa World 

Africa Week of Action for Child Online Protection launched

– – The African Telecommunication Union (ATU) and Child Online Africa (COA) will host the first ever Africa Week of Action for Child Online Protection (AWA4COP) that will focus on rallying African countries to keep the momentum and continue creating awareness on Child Online Protection in order to safeguard the well-being, integrity, and safety of African children online. This week of action will run from 7th to 11th June 2021 under theme, Make Child Online Protection Visible. The Child Online Protection (COP) Initiative is a multi-stakeholder network launched by the…

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Africa West Africa World 

Africa urged to support adopted General Comment No.25 (2021)

– – Child Online Africa (COA) has said in a statement that it “extends it compliments to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child for adopting General Comment No.25 (2021) on Children’s Rights in Relation to the Digital Environment.” According to the pan-African group it considers “digital safety and literacy as an essential element of children’s growth and development and we are excited about that the fact that for first time in history, children’s digital experiences are acknowledged within the United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of…

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Africa Safer Internet Day 2021 launched in Ghana

– – The Safer Internet Day Committee in partnership with Africa Safer Internet Day Partners has launched 2021 Africa Safer Internet Day in Ghana. The day which falls on Tuesday 9th February 2021 is a day set aside to discuss how to make the web a safe place for everyone especially children. In a statement the organizers of the impending celebration said this year’s theme “Positioning and Partnering for Child Online Protection” will be observed across Africa to help child-focused organizations tackle and approach COP issues holistically without having to…

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Africa World 

Child Online Protection Guidelines in Africa region launched

– – Child Online Protection Guidelines in Africa was launched on Friday, 30 October 2020. The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) launched the guidelines following a training program from 26 to 29 October 2020. The training was held online, in French and English and meant to equip experts in the field of child online protection with the requisite tools in relation to the guidelines. The 2020 Guidelines on child online protection are aligned with Sustainable Development Goals Agenda 2030. The launch of the guidelines will help facilitate their promotion, adaptation and…

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Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Child Online Africa founder honored for humanitarian services

– – The founder of Child Online Africa, a pan-African non-profit organization fighting for the safety of children online, Awo Aidam Amenyah has been honored for her humanitarian services. At a Humanitarian awards event in Ghana’s capital Accra, a citation was read on her honor for fighting for the rights of children and pushing for a safer environment for them to operate online. The citation from the Humanitarian Awards Ghana read that the honor to Amenyah was “in recognition and appreciation of your outstanding and selfless commitment in rendering humanitarian…

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Africa Ghana World 

Ghana’s cybersecurity awareness campaign gets global support

Child Online Africa (COA), a Pan-African child focused research and advocacy based non-governmental organization has announced its support for the initiative. The initiative is designed to engage and educate public- and private-sector partners through events and initiatives with the goal of raising awareness about cybersecurity to increase the resiliency of the nation in the event of a cyber incident. In a statement Child Online Africa said it is providing its support “by signing up as a Champion and joining a growing global effort to promote the awareness of online safety…

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Child Online Africa partners AF Academy to train journalists

CHILD ONLINE AFRICA and AF ACADEMY have announced a collaborative effort to train Ghanaian journalists about online safety for vulnerable groups. The training for some selected journalists from media houses in Ghana is expected to take place this year. The objectives of the training are: To enlighten journalists on the rights of the child online. To equip journalists with latest advocacy skills for vulnerable people online. To highlight the need for child protection online. According to the two organizations, protection online for vulnerable groups like children is critical in an…

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