Empowering children and young people In Africa
ACOPEA 's mission is to promote African Child Online welfare through Education & Awareness.
ACOPEA focuses on education and awareness across Africa and the provision of mechanisms to report abuse and protect the rights of citizens in cyberspace.
International Standards Best Practice Actions & Measures
Today, young people in Africa are among the biggest user groups of online and mobile technologies. Internet and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) open a world of possibilities for children, expanding their horizons and providing opportunities to learn, create identities and participate in society...
Protecting children online empowering stakeholders
One of the key areas of work for ACOPEA is the implementation of national awareness campaigns. Identify local projects to support the implementation to build capacity, share best practice assisting localised strategy emerge on E-safety.
Underpin the field in Africa through research & development that will pin point focus areas & specific targets
Hotline & reporting abuse
Things can go wrong online as well as offline. Your son or daughter might be upset by an abusive message on Facebook or they might want to stop subscribing to a premium rate text message service.
ITU/COP initiative partnership
Under the global Cybersecurity (GSA) agenda, COP was launched as a special initiative in November 2008 as "a multi-stakeholder effort to bring together partners from all sectors of the global community to ensure a safe online experience for children everywhere. Guidelines have been prepared in the context of the Child Online Protection Initiative.
Expertise in developing a national strategy in Africa
ACOPEA at the regional level in Africa continues to attach a high priority to its work on E-safety for children, starting with the e-safety pilot in 2013 in Ethiopia conducted in partnership with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and Facebook, COP awareness through a regional seminar such as the Uganda Regional COP summit in 2014, technical assistance provision...