Ghana’s capital, Accra, is going to host the first edition of the Child-In-Tech conference. The conference is aimed at educating children of the risks they are exposed to on the internet and tech in general.
The conference is going off under the theme, “Empowering Children in the Cyberspace”, at the Accra Digital Centre. Date slated for this Child-In-Tech conference is from March 11 to March 14, 2018.
Aim of the event…
“Empowering Children in the Cyberspace” is going to create awareness of the dangers and ill-side of the internet. As well, the conference seeks build the capacity of the children who use internet across the country. This seems quite legit since recent internet activities and programmes targets the younger audience the more. If this is the case, why not educate them the more on the use of the cyberspace?
The organisation bringing together this programme is Naksam Solutions and the Executive Communications Director, Jim McCauley, had a say. McCauley said the Ghanaian government has launched the Safer Digital Ghana campaign through the Ministry of Communications. Spearheading the campaign is one key module, the Child Online Protection (COP). The COP expected to coach kids on the risk of being on the internet.
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With this campaign already in motion, the Child-In-Tech conference aims to throw its weight being the government’s work. The conference is doing this to help minimise cybercrime with through information and awareness.
Naksam Solutions, the event organiser, is welcoming support to push efforts towards cyber-security awareness among children in the country.
According to NewsGhana, in a release by Naksam Solutions, the organisation hammers of the need to educate children on the subject internet.
“Children on the internet are confronted with dangers like cyberbullying; pornography and other sexual exploitation making them vulnerable in the cyberspace.
ICT has come to stay with us and we cannot run away from the risks involved hence the need to arm our youth with the necessary defensive mechanisms to avoid falling prey to scammers and illegal exploitations.”
Theme: Empowering Children in the Cyberspace.
Date: 11 – 14 March, 2018.
Venue: Accra Digital Centre.