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Child Online Protection

Posted on: 8th January 2018

About COP

The Internet has brought untold benefits to our lives and present vast opportunities and possibilities that enable us learn, work and play. There are however exists risks and vulnerabilities online.

The Authority as the ICT regulator is mandated to protect consumers of ICT services including children. Children are a vulnerable group and there have been many cases of children unknowingly getting into dangerous situations that sometimes have detrimental effects to them. Protecting children online is a global problem that requires concerted efforts of parents, guardians, the government and organizations that focus on children, among others.

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU), the UN specialized agency for ICTs-has a Child Online Protection initiative that brings together partners from all sectors of the global community to create a safe and empowering online experience for children around the world .It  has further developed guidelines for children; parents, guardians and educators; industry and policy makers.

Click here to download COP Booklet.pdf

 

Visit the interactive Child online protection guide by clicking the image below to learn more

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