Africa rallies in support of Safer Internet Day

9 February 2018


Facebook has announced partnerships with over 20 non-governmental organisations and official agencies from the DRC, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa in support of Safer Internet Day (SID) marked on 6 February.

SID advocates making the internet safer, particularly for the youth, and is organised by the joint Insafe-INHOPE network with the support of the European Commission and funded by the Connecting Europe Facility programme (CEF).

This year's theme was Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you, and several companies, including Facebook and Google, committed to partnerships with organisations in support of the cause.

Akua Gyekye, Public Policy Manager at Facebook, Africa said, "Every day, millions of people across Africa come to Facebook to talk about their special moments and to stay connected with the people they care about. We recognise the important role we play in creating a better and safer online community for all" Read the full article on ITWeb Africa here.