NCC tasks parents on children’s uncontrolled exposure to online activities
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on October 28, 2022
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has urged parents and guardians to monitor and manage the engagement of their children online, as uncontrolled exposure to the cyberspace is fraught with a lot of negativities to children’s wellbeing.
Contributing during the First Web Rangers Nigeria Summit in Abuja, a Google’s initiative that focuses on developing digital literacy and equipping telecoms consumers with the knowledge they require for their online safety, Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta, said it is imperative to know what children are doing in the cyberspace.
At the summit, with the theme: ‘Navigating the Responsibility of Online Safety Between Users, Providers and Regulators,’ which discussed measures for addressing challenges posed by online criminal activities as they affect children and youths, Danbatta, represented by the Director, New Media and Information Security (NMIS), Dr. Haru Alhassan, said that the Commission is committed to supporting the governance and security of the nation’s cyberspace, as well as facilitating the adoption of innovative technologies and acquisition of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) skills.
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