Facebook marks Safer Internet Day

February 7, 2017 8:56 am0 commentsViews: 17

facebook 2JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – IN line with Safer Internet Day on Tuesday, Facebook has launched a series of initiatives to help make the Internet a safer and better place for people across Africa, especially children and the youth.
Facebook is partnering with public sector agencies and non-governmental organisations from across Africa under the call, “Be the change: unite for a better Internet.”
Initiatives have been launched in Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa and Zimbabwe among other markets.
“Nothing is more important to us than the safety of the people who use Facebook. Every day people come to Facebook to connect with people and issues they care about, and they should be able to do so in a safe, secure environment,” said Akua Gyekye, Public Policy Manager Facebook, Africa.
Over 100 countries are participating in an effort to start conversations and help people think about the small steps they can take to stay safe online. The initiative is coordinated by the joint Insafe/INHOPE network, with the support of the European Commission, and national Safer Internet Centres across Europe and beyond.
Facebook is providing financial and marketing support for them to use to raise awareness about online safety.
The company is also hosting an event in Johannesburg, South Africa and Nairobi, Kenya to promote the importance of online safety to students, teachers, parents and policymakers.
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