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A Safer Internet for Children

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On Thursday, 13th February 2020, SafeHouse.Africa celebrated the Safer Internet Day in partnership with other organisations within the Child Online Protection partnership under the Communications Authority. In line with objectives of SafeHouse Africa, the theme of the day was Together for a Better Internet. The event is celebrated annually on 11th February but was postponed due to the burial of Kenya’s second President, Daniel T. Moi.

SafeHouse Africa took part in the panel session, training children from various schools and exhibiting the SafeHouse Africa work at the event along with partners TunapandaNet.

Engaging with high school students at the SafeHouse.Africa exhibition stand

SafeHouse Africa project team members at the planning session at the CA, Nairobi several days before the celebrations.

SafeHouse Africa, through project stakeholders, has also offered free secure hosting and ssl certificates for the children online protection portal. The new COP portal shall be launched soon with new branding. During the celebrations, Google launched their Child Online Safety portal.

During the planning sessions with partners

Our partners such as TunapandaNet and ISOC Kenya members such as from ElimuTV will be joining SafeHouse.Africa at the exhibition stand.

Nahashon Ndirangu, during a media interview about SafeHouse Africa during the Safer Internet Day 2020 celebrations
Josephine Miliza, an Internet Society member from TunapandaNet explains issue to visitors at the exhibition

During the exhibition, SafeHouse.Africa was privileged to host Mr. Alex Gakuru, the Executive Director of CodeIP Trust who is also one of the earliest members of Internet Society in Kenya in 2006. He was behind the launch of schools connectivity project funded by Internet Society. It included the Internauts Club launched at Moi Girls School Nairobi in fourteen years ago.

Alex Gakuru, Code IP Trust and earliest ISOC project implementator in Kenya.

As the celebrations came to a close, the SafeHouse Africa project team was represented on a group photo of stakeholders and children from schools.

A cross section of the pupils and other stakeholders who took part in the SID 2020 celebrations.
Panel session on Child Online Protection on National Broadcaster – KBC TV

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