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    Google ramps up child online safety efforts; brings global flagship programme to Nigeria

    At an event held in Abuja marking the 16th annual Safer Internet Day today, Google announced the launch of a $1 million pan-African Google.org fund to support innovative ideas around privacy, trust and the safety of families online across sub-Saharan Africa.

    The fund will look to support initiatives across SSA and be administered by a trusted partner. Details of how to apply, deadlines and criteria will be made available in due course.

    “Google is committed to a safe internet for children, as well as the empowerment of organizations who share this commitment,” says Mojolaoluwa Aderemi-Makinde, head of the brand & reputation at Google Africa. “The fund will be administered by a third-party partner on behalf of Google.org, and we will be sharing details on application criteria and deadlines soon.”

    Google also announced Be Internet Awesome, its landmark child online safety program, in the Netherlands, Nigeria, South Africa today and Kenya on the 13th of February. Be Internet Awesome seeks to help minors explore the internet safely and confidently.

    “We are excited to strengthen the work we have been doing with parents and children in the field of online safety in Nigeria,” says Aderemi-Makinde. “In addition to Family Link, which allows parents to help their families develop healthy digital habits, we also launched Password Checkup exactly one year ago to empower users to check and strengthen online security settings for their Google Accounts.”

    Be Internet Awesome teaches kids important skills for surfing the internet, like how to recognize potential online scams, using the internet securely and safeguarding valuable information, how to identify and refrain from cyberbullying, as well as what to do when encountering questionable content on the internet.

    “Beyond our own products, we also want to help kids learn how to be safer, more confident explorers of the online world. Today, we joined with the Public and Private Development Centre (PPDC) and the National Orientation Agency (NOA) to hold SID events in 36 States towards empowering teachers, parents and younger children to better understand and navigate the Web with confidence,” Seember Nyager, Policy & Government Relations Manager, Google Nigeria comments.

    Says Nkemdilim Ilo, CEO, PPDC. “Safer Internet Day brings schools, parents, teachers and industry together to make sure children have the power, information and resilience they need to make safe and informed choices online. This year, we are particularly pleased that with the support of Google and the Government we have been able to infuse online safety courses into the Nigerian school curriculum. This will teach children the practical and emotional skills they need as they navigate their way through the digital world.”

    Dr Garba Abari, DG, NOA comments: “SID provides a great opportunity to promote internet safety across a range of audiences and is an event which we strongly support. We are really glad to be collaborating with Google and our reliable partners, PPDC, to launch “The Digital Parenting Initiative” a program aimed at educating guardians, teachers and families on online tools that bring families together to learn, have fun and be safe online.”

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