African Children Cyber Safety Initiative (ACCSI). Information on ACCSI’s mandate
ACCI supported by Jidaw Systems Limited, apart from the advocacy it does in schools, has hosted two major child online protection events in 2009 “Protecting Children and Young People Online” and 2010 Better City, Better Life and Security with ICTs for Young People events.
As part of its mandate it intends to provide training for children and teachers in information security and online children safety awareness.
It collaborates with schools, non governmental organizations and educational organizations to address the protection of children online.
Though government participation is low, ACCSI’s intention is that with more support it can involve relevant Government institutions as well as Law Enforcement officials and IT Specialists in this initiative.
It is quite sad that very few countries in Africa meet all the criteria for adequate anti child pornography laws. It is amongst ACCSI’S mandate to advocate the provision of legislation that criminalizes child pornography.