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Community-based mechanism in Protecting Children’s Rights Online
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2 weeks ago

Community-based mechanism in Protecting Children’s Rights Online

The digital environment is becoming increasingly important across most aspects of children’s lives, including during times of crisis, as societal functions, including education, government services and commerce, progressively come to rely upon digital technologies. It affords new opportunities for t... ...

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“Our day” experience – A Child Online Protection Perspective
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1 month ago

“Our day” experience – A Child Online Protection Perspective

Child Online Africa is by this statement expressing delight and appreciation to well-wishers and philanthropists who concertedly spent some time last time last week, sharing words of encouragement and also showing other forms of good will and gestures to young Oswald for his heartwarming message to... ...

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Protecting the African Child Online
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3 months ago

Protecting the African Child Online

The African Telecommunication Union (ATU) and Child Online Africa (COA) will host the first ever Africa Week of Action for Child Online Protection (AWA4COP) that will focus on rallying African countries to keep the momentum and continue creating awareness on Child Online Protection in order to safeg... ...

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AFRICA DAY: AN AFRICA FIT FOR CHILDREN #LetChildrenBeChildren
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1 year ago

AFRICA DAY: AN AFRICA FIT FOR CHILDREN #LetChildrenBeChildren

Child Online Africa (COA) joins its voice with others to wish all Africans a happy Africa Liberation Day. Today, May 25, is exactly 57 years since the Organization of African Unity (OAU) now African Union was founded.

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WTISD: It Is Time Africa Is Deliberate At Child Online Protection Approaches
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1 year ago

WTISD: It Is Time Africa Is Deliberate At Child Online Protection Approaches

Children and their wellbeing within the cyberspace space should be classified among a country’s critical infrastructure and given that much attention like all others. - Awo Aidam Amenyah Communication is one of the most important aspects of our lives: and the relevance of the celebration of the W... ...

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COVID-19: Scrap CST to aid Online Studies
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1 year ago

COVID-19: Scrap CST to aid Online Studies

Child Online Africa has noted with concern the framework outlined by the Ministry of Education on Tuesday March 25, 2020 in furtherance of the President's directive to vacate all school children in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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Ghanaian Children at risk: Pass Advertising Council Bill Now
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1 year ago

Ghanaian Children at risk: Pass Advertising Council Bill Now

Child Online Africa (COA) notes with concern the unabated violation of digital marketing/advertising standards by some companies operating in Ghana at the expense of children and young people of school going age across the country. In some cases, outdoor posters such as billboards are ‘overtly/expli... ...

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Who Takes Responsibility For Digitized Reputation ?
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1 year ago

Who Takes Responsibility For Digitized Reputation ?

Child Online Africa wishes to appeal to the general public as well as the responsible sector ministries that it is imperative that somebody owns up to do the proper thing to help address the issue of young people being caught in mistakes which are not easy to erase for sharing their lives online

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Ejisuman Senior High Video: A Case for Digital Citizenship
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1 year ago

Ejisuman Senior High Video: A Case for Digital Citizenship

Child Online Africa has noted with surprise the decision arrived at by authorities of Ejisuman Senior High School acting on behalf of the Ghana Education Service in relation to the 7 students who were expelled from the boarding facility of the school on grounds that the accused were using a mobile p... ...

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We’ll Sue You – Child-Focused Advocates to Protection Services
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2 years ago

We’ll Sue You – Child-Focused Advocates to Protection Services

The Executive Director of Child Online Africa, an organisation working to ensure that young people in Ghana are able to use technology and the internet safely and responsibly, Awo Aidam Amenyah has said child-focused organisations will soon begin a class action against institutions which do not work... ...

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You Need Your Child’s Say-So to Post Their Picture Online – Advocate
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2 years ago

You Need Your Child’s Say-So to Post Their Picture Online – Advocate

The Executive Director of Child Online Africa, Awo Aidam Amenyah has called on parents and guardians to seek the consent of their children first before posting their images on social media. At a day’s training for selected journalists on online safety for children organised by Child Online Africa... ...

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Child Online Africa Partners AF Academy to Train Journalists
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2 years ago

Child Online Africa Partners AF Academy to Train Journalists

CHILD ONLINE AFRICA and AF ACADEMY have announced a collaborative effort to train Ghanaian journalists about online safety for vulnerable groups. The training for some selected journalists from media houses in Ghana is expected to take place this year.

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Ghana: Child Online Africa Launches Digital Literacy Week
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2 years ago

Ghana: Child Online Africa Launches Digital Literacy Week

Accra, Ghana, July 10, 2019//- Digital literacy is the set of competencies required for all persons regardless of age and social status to be able to participate in the 21st Century knowledge society.

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It’s Time to #ChangeDirection on Mental Health
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2 years ago

It’s Time to #ChangeDirection on Mental Health

The World Economic Forum estimates that mental illnesses will account for more than half of the economic burden of disease over the next two decades – more than cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases combined. In high-income countries, more than 35% of people with mental disorders receive... ...

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Safeguard The Rights of Children Now!
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2 years ago

Safeguard The Rights of Children Now!

It is not easy to define “violence” or ‘abuse’ against children because children’s rights is violated in so many different ways depending on the context and culture. Children may suffer physical, emotional or sexual abuse and their rights may be violated through social media/Internet, in a family, a... ...

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“Trusted Smart Products” – Children Are Consumers #WCRD2019
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2 years ago

“Trusted Smart Products” – Children Are Consumers #WCRD2019

Today is World Consumer Rights Day and at Child Online Africa; we are focusing on the five keys to building trust with children and young people in their choice and use of connected devices. Like we all know; smart products are connected to the internet and they receive, collect and send data. Accor... ...

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African Union Moves to Promote Child Online Safety
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2 years ago

African Union Moves to Promote Child Online Safety

Child Online Africa and World Vision International -Ghana are pleased to announce a significant progress on the call on African leaders to consider Child Online Protection and give it the needed action. This call with the hashtag #OnlineSafety4Agenda2040 which was made in June 2018, has culminated i... ...

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Slash off 20% Tax on Sanitary Pads to Ensure Balance-for-Better.
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2 years ago

Slash off 20% Tax on Sanitary Pads to Ensure Balance-for-Better.

The award winning writer Vera Narzarian once said; “A woman is human.She is not better, wiser, stronger, more intelligent, more creative, or more responsible than a man. Likewise, she is never less’’. The existence of male supremacy and female inferiority however is the sad reality in most societ... ...

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How To React To Harmful Online Content
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2 years ago

How To React To Harmful Online Content

It is worrying to note that most people especially parents have been alarmed at the Momo Challenge on YouTube. Two weeks ago we published an article about the importance of the 21st Century Digital Literacy skills which includes News Literacy: ability to determine between fact and fiction and not... ...

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Reading For Progress: Text vrs Digital?
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2 years ago

Reading For Progress: Text vrs Digital?

One of the five pillars of the Year of Reading concept being promoted by the Ghana Library Authority is LITERACY. The Oxford dictionary defines literacy as the ability to read and write.  The key to literacy is reading development, a progression of skills which begins with the ability to understand... ...

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Child Online Africa Supports GHLA To Promote Online Safety Among Children
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2 years ago

Child Online Africa Supports GHLA To Promote Online Safety Among Children

Child Online Africa, a child focused non-governmental organization has donated about 800 online safety booklets to Ghana Library Authority. This forms parts of efforts to promote the awareness of online safety and privacy among children.

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Keep Your Online Profiles Anonymous
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2 years ago

Keep Your Online Profiles Anonymous

The Internet is increasingly becoming a dangerous place for children and young people whose online profiles often attract sexual predators, scammers and pedophiles, a reason for which Child Online Africa - COA promotes child protection, child wellbeing and digital literacy.

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J Initiative Launches New Identity
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2 years ago

J Initiative Launches New Identity

Child online safety advocacy organization, J Initiative has changed its identity to Child Online Africa (COA). The change is to reflect its continental focus and multi-country agenda, as well as to reflect the growing demand and interest in its services in the area of child online protection, child... ...

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Tax on Sanitary Pad is Violence Against Girls
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2 years ago

Tax on Sanitary Pad is Violence Against Girls

“We must remain committed to preserving the rights and dignity of our adolescent girls because ignoring their menstrual hygiene needs is a violation of their rights: leaders need to find practical, holistic and cost-effective solutions that would ensure even the least fortunate have access to clean... ...

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Make Sanitary Pads Zero Tax
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2 years ago

Make Sanitary Pads Zero Tax

“We must remain committed to preserving the rights and dignity of our adolescent girls because ignoring their menstrual hygiene needs is a violation of their rights: leaders need to find practical, holistic and cost-effective solutions that would ensure even the least fortunate have access to clean... ...

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Child Online Safety Update From Facebook
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2 years ago

Child Online Safety Update From Facebook

Our mission is to build partnership with individuals and organizations if possible to bring about the desired result in the interest of children and young people. We are excited to bring to the notice of the general public updates on child safety from FACEBOOK in ensuring that young people of the ri... ...

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Impact of Bad Menstrual Hygiene Practices on Girls' Education
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2 years ago

Impact of Bad Menstrual Hygiene Practices on Girls' Education

Menstruation is still seen as an embarrassing, shameful, and dirty process in most parts of the world, especially Africa. There are many taboos around this natural phenomenon which leave most adolescent girls unprepared for their periods and misinformed on how to manage them.

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The Irony of Data Privacy in Ghana
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2 years ago

The Irony of Data Privacy in Ghana

Data privacy, also referred to as information privacy, is the aspect of information technology (IT) that deals with the preparedness of an organization or individual to decide what data about him/her in a computer system can be shared with third parties.

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J Initiative Pledges to Support National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2018 as a Champion
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2 years ago

J Initiative Pledges to Support National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2018 as a Champion

[Oct 1-31st] — J Initiative (JI) has become a Champion of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) 2018.From today JI has joined a growing global effort among businesses, government agencies, colleges and universities, associations, nonprofit organizations and individuals to promote the awaren... ...

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AU Commission Needs To Do More On Child Online Protection & Safety
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3 years ago

AU Commission Needs To Do More On Child Online Protection & Safety

The African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child mandates States “… to protect children from all forms of sexual exploitation and sexual abuse.” Although this Charter was adopted since 1990, Africa has fallen quite short of this goal. Child Online abuse pervades all States on the continent... ...

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Attitudinal Change Towards MHM: The Way Forward for Ghana
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3 years ago

Attitudinal Change Towards MHM: The Way Forward for Ghana

“Empowering women and girls for a good menstrual hygiene” is the theme for the menstrual hygiene day 2018. Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) is one of the focus areas of J Initiative’s programmes dubbed the Happy School Girl Project (HSGP). The UN believes 1 in 10 girls in sub-Saharan Africa miss s... ...

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Child Protection in Ghana: Much Ado About Nothing?
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3 years ago

Child Protection in Ghana: Much Ado About Nothing?

After years of advocacy in child online protection, it has become pretty obvious that a lot of people do not see its relevance in child well-being. It has also become so clear that adults in general are ignoring the consequences and the downsides actions and innovations by them have on children and... ...

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