Call to protect children’s rights online in Sierra Leone

7 Feb 2019

Olayinka Laggah, the Commissioner for the National Commission for Children (NCC) has urged the  Sierra Leone Ministry of Information and Communications to consider including measures to protect child rights online in the National Telecommunications and Cyber Security Acts, which is proposed to be reviewed.

Laggah, acknowledged the benefits of the Internet while highlighting the growing concern of easy access to inappropriate content  by children

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Children’s use of the Internet and mobile technology is increasing, and for many children worldwide there is no clear distinction between the online and offline world. Access to the Internet presents many opportunities for their education, personal development, self-expression, and interaction with others.


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