Child online protection initiative launched by MTN and IWF in Africa
MTN Group has entered into a partnership with the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) to launch a child online protection initiative. The aim of this campaign is to display how partnerships can help accelerate digital inclusion. MTN would provide alerts to MTN Group if a domain under MTN’s control is found to host child sexual abuse content, which would be automatically blocked.
Rob Shuter, MTN Group chief executive officer and President said “Through the partnership, we hope to play our part in the fight against the exploitation of children on the internet and educating children and young people about the safe and responsible usage of ICT. “