Terres des Hommes, a children’s rights organisation jointly with the Ministry of Education has launched an online manual that seeks to address rising cases of sexual exploitation.
The manual comes in a time when Kenya and the world at large are facing challenges brought by the Covid-19 pandemic with internet and mobile penetration getting into the hearts of children. This has exposed children to Online Sexual Exploitation.
Speaking during the launch, Raphael Kariuki, Africa Head of Region highlighted the key overall goal of the Safe Online Project, which is to prevent and respond to Online Child Sexual Exploitation in three main hubs Nairobi, Mombasa, and Kisumu.
“The manuals will be used to create awareness among children, parents, and caregivers to be able to identify, respond and prevent online abuse and exploitation as part of its Safe Online Project implemented in Kenya.
The main components of the project include awareness creation, psychosocial support, capacity building, and access to justice.
Terre des Hommes Netherlands’ projects are implemented in Nairobi, Nakuru, Kwale, Mombasa, Kilifi, Marsabit, Mandera, Busia and Turkana Counties of Kenya.