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 Wednesday, June 08, 2011
CCK seeks protection for kids on Internet

The Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) is seeking to develop a comprehensive framework that protects the safety of children on the Internet, following increasing dangers of prowling cyber criminals. The commission has invited various stakeholders to help it come up with 'practical' tools that will enable it to minimise the risks to children.

"CCK is cognisant of the fact that cyber crime is a multi-sectoral issue and therefore requires the support and collective effort of different stakeholders with various competencies," said Director General Charles Njoroge during a 'Child Online Protection' workshop.

This approach, he pointed out, would complement the activities of the Consumer Awareness Division that is tasked with the responsibility of reaching out to all consumers of communications services including children.

Further, Mr Njoroge said it would be in line with the International Telecommunications Union's Child Online Protection (COP) initiative that was launched in November 2010 with the aim of developing industry codes of conduct, establishing national hotlines, roadmaps and legislative tool kits and training of parents, teachers, guardians and educators.

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