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Facebook, 20 African partners celebrate safer Internet

As part of celebrating Safer Internet Day (SID) under the connected theme of “Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you” Facebook has announced a number of partnerships across Africa, reports ITRealms.

This partnership, ITRealms  gathered comprised over 20 non-governmental organisations and government agencies - with the aim of raising awareness of emerging online issues and helping to explore ways to make the Internet safer for all.

Launching a series of initiatives, including a specially created family-friendly animation, which directs viewers to the Parent Portal in the Facebook Safety Centre, parents and caregivers can access a variety of information and tips on how to discuss issues of online safety with teens, developed in partnership with safety experts from around the world.

The Public Policy Manager Facebook, Africa, Akua Gyekye, told ITRealms “Every day, millions of people across Africa come to Facebook to talk about their special moments and to stay connected with the people they care about. We recognize the important role we play in creating a better and safer online community for all, with this year’s growing partnerships across the continent further demonstrating our ongoing commitment to supporting organisations that raise awareness on these important issues.”



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