Regional Conference on Africa Child Online Protection (ACOP): Empowering the Future Digital citizens Kampala, Uganda, 15 - 16 December 2014
ITU's Global Cybersecurity Agenda (GCA) is a framework conceived to address cybersecurity in general as one of the most important issues in the
cyberspace. However, children's vulnerability in an online environment makes them an easy target for cyber criminals. It is in this regard that ITU has
created Child Online Protection (COP) as a special initiative in 2008 within its GCA to specifically tackle children's online security.
In the framework of the implementation of " ITU COP Guidelines " ITU calls for a Regional Conference on Africa Child Online Protection (ACOP)
Conference, which aims at providing a platform to discuss challenges and identify solutions related to adopting regional approaches on child online
safety. The Conference could also strengthen the sharing knowledge and experience in raising awareness and education, which is generally recognized as
a key policy tool.