J Initiative, a child online protection and Digital Literacy advocacy group, is representing Ghana in the Child Safety Summit in Dublin.
The summit is taking place from April 27 to 28, 2017 at the Google and Facebook Europe Headquarters in Dublin.
Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Child Safety Summit dubbed “Google-Facebook Child Safety Summit” aimed at bringing together academics, NGOs and charities, politicians, Googlers and Facebookers to share expertise, progress, new plans and products.
The Summit aside assembling safety experts and organizations from Europe, Middle East and other African countries will focus on; fighting Child Sexual Abuse Online, discuss digital literacy projects, showcase child safety tools & products and many more.
WHAT IS IN IT FOR JI AND GHANA?
J Initiative, in February this year, joined the world together with partners like World Vision International Ghana, Facebook, Vodafone-Ghana, Tigo-Ghana, Media Foundation for West Africa, Opening Learning, National Communications Authority and other collaborators to celebrate Safer Internet Day 2017 (#SIDGhana) which emphasized the need for stakeholders working together to better protect children and young people online.
“We are pleased to be taking part in this year’s Summit and most importantly joining Europe, Middle East and other Africa countries to exchange best practices, discuss how we can collectively protect children and young people online and to also put in place proactive measures to guarantee young people’s safety in the ever-changing virtual world.
“We look forward to coming back to Ghana with a lot more innovative resources to ensure that parents, teachers and young people have the needed tools and knowledge they need to make responsible choices online,” Awo Aidam Amenyah of JI Initiative said in a statement.