Facebook is going into partnership with public sector agencies and non-governmental organisations from across Africa to make the internet a better and safer place for Africans.

Today is Safer Internet Day (SID) and Facebook has launched a series of initiatives under the theme: Be the change: unite for a better Internet.

“Nothing is more important to us than the safety of the people who use Facebook,” says Akua Gyekye, public policy manager Facebook, Africa.

“Every day people come to Facebook to connect with people and issues they care about, and they should be able to do so in a safe, secure environment.”

Over 100 countries are participating in an effort to raise issues and proffer solutions, showing people the small steps they can take to stay safe online.

In Africa, Facebook is working with partners such as Watoto Watch in Kenya, the International Center for Leadership Development and the Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre in Nigeria, South Africa’s Film and Publication Board, JOXAfrica Association in Senegal, Tech Women Zimbabwe, and more.



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