Children and young people use the Internet for a variety of purposes, from getting information for a school project to chatting with a friend. They are highly proficient in mastering complex programmes and applications, connecting to the Internet using mobile phones, tablets and other handheld devices such as watches, iPod Touch, e-book readers and gaming consoles.

The Internet has also acted as an important tool in the life of the different groups of children and young people with vulnerabilities. For migrant children it maintains a connection with family and friends and offers a window into the culture of their new home. It enables children and young people with disabilities to socialise and to be involved in activities that are unavailable offline, and provides opportunities to be at an equal footing with peers online, with abilities more visible than disabilities.

However, the Internet along with providing access and opportunities also provides risk and harm, with some more prone than others. For instance, for migrant children and young people, the consequences of online breach of confidential information could be dramatic – in the wrong hands, data could be used to identify, and target people based on their ethnicity, immigration status, or other identity signifier; for children and young people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), social challenges such as difficulty in understanding others’ intentions, can leave this group vulnerable to “friends” with bad intensions; and children and young people with disabilities are more prone to exclusion, stigmatization, and manipulation.

African children are faced with enormous challenges with regards to access and use of the Internet with studies on child safety and security indicating that 33% of children have access to Internet at home (Unicef, 2020). Unfortunately, the majority of these children lack the necessary tools or mechanisms to safeguard themselves online.

In an effort to build a positive online experience for our children and teenagers, AFRALTI proposes, in collaboration with CA, to provide training to Kenya citizens working closely with children, as part of what is expected to be a long-term relationship, key stakeholders will be given the tools they need to address problems related to children’s online presence.

Child online protection has become a global concern attracting several organizations like ITU, UNICEF, GSMA and the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) leading to such organizations engaging in various campaigns as a way of creating awareness. Despite these efforts, there is a still a huge knowledge gap on how to address issues associated with Child Online Protection.

AFRALTI has trained 951 stakeholders on Child online protection between November 2019 to June 2023 under the sponsorship of the Communications Authority of Kenya.

Year No. of Participants Graduated No. of Cohorts
Year 1: 2019-2020 95 3
Year 2: 2020-2021 262 5
Year 3: 2021-2022 298 5
Year 4: 2022-2023 296 5
Total 951 18


Pain Points

With advancement of Technology, children are exposed to devices connected to the Internet and their Safety Online is not guaranteed. This course will prepare stakeholders to take their specific roles on how to protect children online.

Value Proposition

In line with CA efforts as the ICT regulator 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 on 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 launch of the Digital Literacy Program has increased the number of children accessing technology and as such the initiative will ensure safeguards are put in place for their proper use.

In addition, the reports generated from this initiative will provide sufficient information to support the policy and legal frameworks for child online protection to be established by the relevant entities.

Course Overview

To safeguard children from online threats, it is imperative for parents, caregivers, educators, and policymakers to remain well-informed about online safety. This knowledge will enable them to effectively guide children during their online activities while also leveraging the advantages of Internet access. With program content developed and delivered by a diverse panel of experts from different backgrounds and extensive experience, participants can rest assured that they will receive up-to-date insights and training appropriate for this dynamic and evolving digital landscape.


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Workshop Objectives

  • To raise awareness and commitment of all stakeholders to protect children in cyberspace
  • To protect children from any cyber threats
  • To ensure that children who are involved in cyber threats get intervention and recovery
  • To strengthen support services to prevent cyber threats on children
  • To learn what is known about children’s use of communication devices,
  • To understand the law related to online child exploitation
  • To learn the technical and procedural measures on breach of child online protection
  • To address the capacity building necessary for a full-proof child online protection society
  • To address the infrastructure necessary at national levels to ensure child online safety
  • To table possible international collaborations on the issue


Workshop Learning Outcomes

  • Aims to ensure every child is protected from cyber threats. The action plan involves cooperation and commitment from all parties, especially parents, guardians, educators, policymakers and all members of the public and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in protecting children in the cyberspace.
  • Be able to know about children’s use of communication devices,
  • Understand the law related to online child exploitation
  • Knowledge on technical and procedural measures on breach of child online protection
  • Know the required infrastructure necessary at national levels to ensure child online safety.


Course Content / Topics

1.     Child online Protection – Introduction.

2.     What the law says about the COP.

3.     Types of online crimes

a) Solicitation of a minor.
b) Cyber bullying,
c) Chat room.
d) Child Pornography.

    • Nudity
    • Erotic Posing.
    • Explicit Sexual Activity.


4.     Internet Addiction.

a) Signs of addiction.
b) Stages of addiction

    • Curiosity
    • Substitution satisfaction.
    • Escape from the world.


5.     Guidelines to prevent online addiction.

a) Safe Online Tips for children.
b) Setting your limits.
c) Meeting Online/ Friends offline.
d) Accepting Invitation/ Friendship.
e) Reaction.
f) Telling someone about your concerns.

6.     Safe Online tips for parents/Teachers/Guardians.

7.     Combating Online Child Sexual abuse.

8.     The importance of clear legislation framework on Child protection.

9.     Enabling effective collaboration between

a) Hotlines
b) Law Enforcement
c) Industry
d) NGOs. Help lines and other support services.

10.    Technical solutions to prevent re – victimization of victims through online images,

a) Options
b) Issues
c) Requirements in terms of processes, legislation.

11.     Introduction to Security (CSCU)

a) Securing Operating Systems
b) Malware and Antivirus
c) Internet Security
d) Security on Social Networking Sites
e) Securing Email Communications
f) Securing Mobile Devices
g) Securing the Cloud
h) Securing Network Connections
i) Data Backup and Disaster Recovery


Training Methodology
A mixture of virtual online training and self-paced training.

a) Interactive Live Classroom Sessions
Live interactive classroom sessions will be conducted on Skype. Skype will enable students and Instructors to engage in video conferencing, send instant messages and share files with the participants during the training sessions. The tool is available on mobile devices, computers or tablets.

b) AFRALTI Online Learning Management Platform
This training will be delivered on AFRALTI online learning management platform built on Moodle. Moodle is one of the best learning platforms designed to provide educators, administrators and learners with a single robust, secure and integrated system to create personalized learning environments.


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Target Audience

Kenya Citizens

  • Primary and High school teachers
  • Parents
  • Social workers
  • Law enforcement agencies
  • Telecom operators
  • NGO staff working closely with children
  • Persons Living With Disabilities (PWDs)
  • Media practitioners
  • Church leaders
  • Broadcasting houses
  • Content service providers
  • Application service providers


The scope covering various Government departments will ensure comprehensive handling of Child online protection for all major stakeholders. The parents will be sensitised on the threats that face their children online and how to mitigate such harm. Security and Judicial officers will be aided in investigating and prosecuting crimes involving minors.


Basic computer literacy and Internet navigation skills.

System Requirements for the Students Computers

  • Windows 7 desktop Systems or Mac OS X 10.10
  • RAM of 8GB
  • Core i5 processor
  • We recommend a speed of 5 Mbps for the interactive sessions, access to AFRALTI e-learning platform and for other learning activities.



AFRALTI shall grant certificate of achievement based on assessment tests undertaken during, and at the end of each training. In this regard, AFRALTI shall develop assessment tools for this training. The tools will include the following:

  • Regular assessments quizzes for each topic covered
  • Forums and chats discussions


A candidate who attains a cumulative grade of at least 60% shall be awarded a certificate

CohortDatesDurationTarget no. PAXLocation
Cohort 115th Jan 2024 - 9th Feb 20244 Weeks50ONLINE
Cohort 212th Feb 2024 - 8th Mar 20244 Weeks50ONLINE
Cohort 34th Mar 2024 - 29th Mar 20244 Weeks50ONLINE
Cohort 41st April 2024 - 26th April 20244 Weeks50ONLINE
Cohort 529th April 2024 - 24th May 20244 Weeks50ONLINE

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