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Launch of Child Online Protection Guidelines for Africa

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is pleased to announce the Child Online Protection Guidelines Regional launch in Africa, which will take place on Friday, 30 October 2020, 15:00 (ET Time).

In order to publicize the 2020 Guidelines on child online protection, which are aligned with Sustainable Development Goals Agenda 2030, and facilitate their promotion, adaptation and contex​tualization at national and regional& level.​ITU will be organizing a training fr​om 26 to 29 October 2020. The training will be held, online, in French and English.

Children and young people are often at the forefront of adoption and adaptation to new connected technologies and the opportunities and benefits they bring, they are also exposed to a range of content, contacts and threats and harm online. Helping children and young people manage risks online can be effective, but governments also need to ensure that there are adequate support services for those who experience harm online and those children k​now how to access t​he​se services.

The new guidelines, as well as the documents relating to their launch, practical information and other relevant documents are available on this website.  ​

For any further questions reg
arding the workshop, feel free to contact:

​Mr. Serge Valery Zongo
Program Officer
ITU Regional Office for
Central Africa and Madagascar
Tel: +237 22 222 92 92

Ms. Ida Jallow
Program Coordinator
ITU Regional Office for Africa
Tel: +251 11 551 4855​​