Africa Featured World 

Africa Week of Action for Child Online Protection speakers

– – Organizers of the first ever Africa Week of Action for Child Online Protection (AWA4COP) scheduled for June 11 have confirmed speakers for the event. The African Telecommunication Union (ATU) and Child Online Africa (COA) are hosting the event which is the first of its kind. Ten speakers have been confirmed for the event which will be broadcast via Zoom. Among the speakers are Burkina Faso’s minister for digital economy and postal development, Hadja Fatima Ouattara, John Omo, ATU Secretary General and Andrew Rugege who is the regional director for…

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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 World 

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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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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