- Ghana has successfully launched its version of the National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2020
- It is hoped that this initiative will offer protection against malicious actors seeking to exploit vulnerabilities including children, in Ghana
- Some students were educated on cyber security and shared their thoughts on what they learnt
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The 2020 National Cybersecurity Awareness Month has been duly launched in Ghana
This year's awareness creation is under the theme, "Cybersecurity in the era of COVID-19".
Information obtained directly by YEN.com.gh indicates that the aim of the cybersecurity awareness month is to enlist all digital technology users including children, educators, business leaders, government officials and other entities in the collective effort of cybersecurity.
Students from various schools in the Greater Accra region were present at the event which taught them one or two things about what cyber security is, and what to do to ensure safe internet use especially for children.
YEN.com.gh, however, engaged some of the students present at the event, to know exactly what they had learnt at the programme.
Edem Cyril from the Elshaddai Complex School learnt about child bullying, internet security and pornography .
According to Edem, the facilitators spoke about how to make the internet safe for the use of children.
Another attendant from the Wisdom Way Academy, Ibrahim Iddrisu learnt that he learnt about ho to make the internet safe for children and also not to download content that was not meant for their consumption.
Justice Quansah from the Salvation Army School learnt that it is unsafe and not a good practice to accept friend requests from strangers, not to meet with strangers from the internet, as well as using strong passwords.
Victor Abbiw from the Star of the Sea Catholic school on the other hand said he learnt about the fact that cyber crime was rife, and also for parents to always be on the look out for their wards by checking their devices to ensure that they are consuming safe content from the internet.
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