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Ghana launches ‘Hike For the Child Online’ Campaign

– Advertisement – Child Online Africa (COA) in Collaboration with the Head of State Award Scheme – Ghana has launched an online safety campaign called ‘Hike for the child online’ campaign. Launched on October 22, 2021, the charity campaign is an initiative to spark up discussion and support for the safety and well-being of children online in Africa. The first edition of the initiative in 2019 witnessed the Executive Director of the Child Online Africa (COA) embarking on an expedition to the summit of Kilimanjaro, the highest and tallest mountain…

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Ghana: Resorting to handshake for Child Online Safety

Every year, 1 billion children continue to be exposed to violence and more than 200 million of these children are sexually abused and exploited. This means that close to 50% of all children are victims of violence, yet unfortunately this issue remains a hidden global epidemic. Increasingly much of this sexual abuse takes place online or is captured and digitally distributed. In this case, the internet is an enabler of abuse and exploitation. Children and young people are posting emotional content on social media for attention and support from friends.…

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Woman climbs Kilimanjaro to “make a case for online safety”

A Ghanaian woman who was on a mission to climb Kilimanjaro to raise awareness about online safety finally made it. Awo Aidam Amenyah on Sunday reached the top of the tallest mountain in Africa located in Tanzania. She embarked on this journey to advocate and push for the protection of children online. Amenyah is also the executive director of the organization, Child Online Africa. She expressed excitement at her achievement and hopes it helps to also raise funds for more advocacy works. Amenyah had said in a statement that she embarked on…

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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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