Child Online Africa, a non-governmental organisation has joined hands with the Ghana Library Authority (GhLA) to foster the safe usage of the internet by the children in the country.
Child Online Africa is a non-governmental organization that that has its focus on the well-being of children. The focus is especially on children and the effect of technology, mainly the Internet.
The organisation is advocating the awareness of online safety, privacy and the safe use of the internet among children.
As part of the efforts of the awareness promotion, Child Online Africa has donated about 800 online safety booklets to Ghana Library Authority.
Awo Aid Amenyah is the Executive Director of the Child Online Africa (COA) organisation. Amenyah presented the online safety booklets to the Executive Director (Ag.) of Ghana Library Authority, Mr Hayford Siaw.
Presenting the booklets, Amenyah said COA were poised to provide online safety for children thereby educating them on it.
“We are in a technological age and children must be aware of dangers the internet can pose. We therefore deem it a duty to develop this safety material for children.”
Alikem Tamakloe, the Accra Regional Librarian, showed gratitude to Child Online Africa for their gesture. Tamakloe then called on other corporate bodies to emulate such acts.
Hayford Siaw, GhLA’s Executive Director who welcomed the booklets also appreciated the generous work the Child Online Africa organisation.
“Libraries are information hubs for all including children. We therefore welcome this initiative, the donation of these booklets is timely.”
He continued, “GIFEC is partnering us to introduce computers in all our libraries across the country. As such children would have access to these computers and have practical skills on how to be safe on the internet.”
As the Accra Regional Librarian suggested, more organisations can help in this noble cause of Child Online Africa. Children need to be educated on the dangers of the internet and how to use it right.