Increased global connectivity, a space with immense benefits, has also brought with it possibilities of crimes. One of the most destructive of this is online child sexual abuse and exploitation: child pornography; commercial sexual exploitation of children; cyber-enticement; solicitation and grooming; cyber-bullying; cyber-harassment, and cyber-stalking .
In view of this, @iLabAfrica, in collaboration with the Norwegian government and other stakeholders, launched the Child Online Protection (COP) project that aims at bringing together children, parents, guardians and child educators, to a deeper understanding of this problem and subsequently prepare them to combat it.
For this reason, the COP research entails a series of activities aimed at supporting all involved parties, especially children, in understanding and handling online risks by identifying, flagging and responding to inappropriate content and /or conduct while online, knowledge of telephone/ email hotlines for reporting in case of abuse, and general education on effects on online abuse and its prevention.
To facilitate this, we seek the views and experiences of adults taking care of children. We’d also like to receive first hand experiences from children (10 – 18 years) on their online experience. Through this survey, we will gather insights into children’s online activities, online exploitation incidences involving children, and the knowledge that needs to be imparted to help protect children from being victims of online attacks.
All data collected will be treated as anonymous, with utmost confidentiality and is meant for research purposes only.
Ongoing Child Online Protection activities
|Training children on online safety||Teens – High school & coding clubs||May/June|
|Animations development||Children||May – June|
|Upcoming Training||Adults dealing with children||June|
Our Contact Details
Would you like more information on the survey or any of the above activities? You can get in touch with us using the contact details below.
|Eunice Maingi||Email: email@example.com
Direct Line: +254 (0) 703 034632 Ext: 2632
Cell: +254 (0) 755 650 650
Enquiries: +254 (0) 703-034616
|Fiona Wachira||Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cell: +254 (0) 722606220