Child online protection charter launched in Kenya

Kenyan mobile network operators (MNOs) – Airtel Kenya, Jamil Telecommunications, Safaricom and Telkom Kenya – have become the first African signatories of the GSMA’s ‘We Care’ child online protection initiative. The MNOs committed to providing a safer online environment for children. They will work with the communications regulator and the ministry of information and communication in educational awareness programmes, integrating children’s rights in their corporate programmes and supporting law enforcement and other stakeholders to tackle child online abuse. The ‘We Care’ initiative was launched in 2014 in Latin America with key focus areas: digital inclusion, child protection, environmental care, disaster response, public safety, and tackling handset theft.