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Child Online Protection

The ins and outs of Child Online Protection

We offer the most unique comprehensive training for children to have the knowledge, tools and skills on digital literacy and online safety. These enable them to be successful global digital citizens dubbed Whiz Kids.

We take children through: 

  1. Digital citizenship 
  2. Privacy and security (Child Online Safety) 
  3. Self Identity and digital footprint 
  4. Communication, physical & virtual friendships/ relationships 
  5. Digital Drama and media literacy

 

We are safety partners with Google and Meta in Sub Saharan Africa.

Parental & Guardian Online Safety Guides For Technology Engagement and Consumption.

The Phone Debate

When it comes to mobile phones, here are some questions and a guide on how we can discuss phone safety with our child(ren).

Before getting into the issue of age, get to understand the why!

  1. Why does your child want a phone? Before getting into the issue of age, get to understand the why the need for a phone?
  2. Find out what they like about using phones. What applications do they find intriguing as they use phones?
  3. Ask them what their first reaction would be when something worrying or upsetting happened as and when they are using their phones, once they answer ask them why that would be their first action, to remedy the worrying or upsetting situation?
  4. Seek to find out what activities you can do together online? On the phone or on any internet able devices?

The Pornography issue

Pornography can be images or videos online of naked adults, adults having sexual intercourse, or showing sexual behavior.

  1. Have age appropriate conversations  – as early as one can, create songs for very young children but let those conversations be honest and age appropriate. 
  2. Give your child(ren) strategies for identifying and dealing with anything inappropriate or unhealthy online.
  3. Create conducive environments for your children to feel comfortable to come to us with their red flag feelings or concerns. 
  4. Take advantage of the different parental controls tools available like Microsoft Family Centre or Google Family Link 
  5. Be respectful and non-judgmental to your children when they come to you. 
  6. Keep the Kenya Child Help Line 116 on the fridge and encourage them to call when they feel insecure. 

Talk with your child about the privilege of having a phone, responsible use of their phone, family rules, your expectations and consequences. 

When they have a red flag feeling ( a feeling of worry, anxiety, upset, insecure) explore  strategies they can use, these could be blocking and reporting on the platform, telling a trusted adult (define who is a trusted adult) calling the child helpline 116. 

We have consultants on our chat ready to serve you. 

We customize family agreements to help you manage time, safety and activities online, and make technology work for your family.