Kenya launches child online protection portal

Africa/Kenya/12-02-2021/Author: Regina Manyara/Source: www.kbc.co.ke Kenya has stepped up child online protection system efforts in a bid to curb the rising cases of internet child abuse. The communications authority of Kenya has launched an online child protection portal that allows users to report cases of child abuse to the authority as well as access help. ICT […]

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Kenya: Portal to curb online child sexual exploitation launched

Africa/Kenya/31-01-2021/Author: Christine Muchira/Source: www.kbc.co.ke Directorate of Criminal Investigations – DCI in partnership with the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) has launched an Online Portal tailored for law enforcers to handle matters of online child sexual exploitation and Abuse, augmenting the existing children protection measures. Kenya becomes the 44th country globally and 22nd in Africa to partner with […]

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Kenya: Education ministry launches online safety manual for children

Africa/Kenya /22-11-2020/Author: Margaret Kalekye/Source: www.kbc.co.ke The Ministry of Education has launched the first children and facilitators manuals for training on online safety and security. The manual approved by the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) in collaboration with Terre des Hommes Netherlands ensures children can develop in a safe environment. The manual comes in a […]

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Time to re-open schools in Eastern and Southern Africa, UNICEF

Africa/27-09-2020/Author: Beth Nyaga/Source: www.kbc.co.ke UNICEF has called on governments, parents and teachers across Eastern and Southern Africa to urgently and safely re-open schools, as the costs of continued school closures escalate across Eastern and Southern Africa. While there are encouraging reports that 13 out of 21 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa have returned children […]

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Kenya: CS Magoha: Social distancing in schools will be a challenge

Africa/Kenya/28-06-2020/Author and Source: www.kbc.co.ke Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha has acknowledged that social distancing in schools will be a major challenge ahead of the planned September re-opening. Speaking in Kitui County Textile Centre (KICOTEC) on Wednesday, Magoha said the existing infrastructure in schools will not support such a recommendation given the learner population. Magoha, […]

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Kenya: Govt targets 15 million children in digital broadcast lessons

Africa/Kenya/22-03-2020/Author: Claire Wanja/Source: www.kbc.co.ke The Ministry of Education will from next week enhance curriculum delivery through four different platforms Radio, TV, You-Tube and the Kenya Education Cloud. This they say is a measure to help facilitate the period that learners will be at home following the closure of learning institutions, in line with the Presidential […]

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