Facebook partners with more than 20 African NGOs for Safer Internet Day 2019
In line with its commitment to building a safer online world for all, Facebook is supporting Safer Internet Day celebrated on 5 February with a campaign spanning 15-plus African countries, according to a statement this week.
Aligning with the Safer Internet Day call to action – “Together for a better internet” by joining hands with more than 20 non-profit organisations and government agencies, the campaign aims to raise awareness about Internet safety and security concerns such as cyber bullying and cyber-crime.
“We know that safety is a shared conversation, which is why we are excited to be working with so many stakeholders around the continent to make the Internet a better place,” said Sherry Dzinoreva, Public Policy Programmess Lead at Facebook Africa.
“Together, with Safer Internet Day as a platform, we can address emerging online concerns, so that people and especially children and the youth, can get the most from their Internet experience.”
The campaign covers most of sub Saharan Africa, including Benin, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.