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African countries urged to develop child online protection policies

– – Speakers at the just ended first ever Africa Week of Action for Child Online Protection (AWA4COP) symposium have urged African countries to take seriously the issue of protecting children online. The symposium was part of the inaugural campaign aimed at urging African countries to consider Child Online Protection Guidelines to develop inclusive, multi-stakeholder national strategies for online child protection. The campaign was held under theme, Make Child Online Protection Visible. One of the lead speakers for the event held on June 11, Burkina Faso’s minister for digital economy and…

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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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Opinion: Media responsibility towards Child Protection Online

The democracy in the digital media landscape is good but does it work favourably for all audiences? Agreed the platforms employed by the media are shaping political, economic and the social life. These in themselves do not pose a challenge however some of the contents produce with the quest to driving home the conversation possess potential risks and danger to children and young people. For the purposes of this write up, we would limit the definition to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child because it is…

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