The Safer Internet Day Committee in partnership with Africa Safer Internet Day Partners is set to celebrate the Africa Safer Internet Day on Tuesday, February 9, 2021.

The day is commemorated to discuss alternatives towards ensuing a serene online space safer for the young.

This year’s celebration is on the theme, ‘Positioning and Partnering for Child Online Protection.’

A press statement issued by Child Online Africa indicated that the day is “expected to contribute to information and knowledge sharing on
Child Online Protection best practices, from governance to basic skills/tips and is expected to bring Child Protection stakeholders, both local and international, together towards securing that African Child is safe online.”

Objectives of the event including helping child-focused organisations tackle and approach COP issues holistically without having to prioritize one risk over another, fostering a culture of COP with relevant stakeholders backed by policies including the children themselves.

It will also among these targets seek to develop, share or contextualize available resources to support children’s detection and management of cyberbullying situations.