The Communication Authority of Kenya in partnership with AFRALTI officially launched the Child Online Protection workshop on 11th November 2019. The workshop was opened by the Communications Authority of Kenya Ag.Director General Mrs.Mercy Wanjau. In her speech Mrs.Wanjau mentioned 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 workshop was held at AFRALTI main campus and attended by participants from various organisations such as Kenya Civil Aviation Authority, UNHCR, Royal Media, Nairobi County Government, National Police Service, KBC, Directorate of Criminal Investigations and many others. Facilitators for the workshop were sourced from GSMA, Facebook, AFRALTI, DCI & Kenya Law Reforms Commission.
Pictures from the workshop