By Muthoni Waweru

The State Department of Social Protection in partnership with the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) and UNICEF are working on a program that will help in the sensitisation and awareness of the dangers of online activities against children.

Speaking in reference to the online game “Big Whale Challenge”, Permanent Secretary Susan Mochache says the program will target both parents and children on how to better deal with negative online activities.

“Tackling cyber insecurity is a priority to the ministry since many children are being lured into illegal games and activities. The greatest thing we can do is to raise sensitisation and awareness,” emphasised PS Mochache.

The Director, Children Services Noah Sanganyi echoed her sentiments adding that they are in collaboration with the police and have enhanced surveillance to look into cyber crime affecting children.

“We have an online child protection centre where I have seconded an officer who is working with the police department to look at cyber crime issues related to children. We hope that in the system we are able to get all these cases as reported by the sub-county children officers in real time,” stated Sanganyi…