Parents urged to install controls for sites accessed by children

Africa/Kenya/01-12-2019/Author(a): Fiona Churu/Source:

The Communications Authority of Kenya is urging parents and guardians to be on the look-out on the content their children consumer online, especially during these long holidays.

Acting Director General Mercy Wanjau says the national cyber-security centre had observed a sharp increase in the number of cyber-threats and incidents in the country.

Kenya has been witnessing a sharp increase in cyber attacks which has prompted the Communications Authority of Kenya to advice parents and guardians to guide and install controls on sites their children can access content from.

This is in addition to a number of online and physical Children Online Protection materials that exist which could assist parents and guardians guarantee the safety of children online.

Embu residents have at least 88 percent coverage of 2G and 3G mobile connectivity, which officials say could be harnessed to boost food productivity.

Wambora urged CA to facilitate basic connectivity to underserved areas in Embu to ensure residents enjoy the transformative power of ICT.

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