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Facebook rallies partners to unite for a safer, better Internet

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Facebook has launched a series of initiatives to help make the Internet safer and better for people across Africa. There have been many internet security concerns particularly for children and the youth. Facebook is partnering with public sector agencies and Non-governmental organizations from across Africa under the rally “Be the change: unite for a better Internet”. Although Facebook has been working on tools that have been empowering communities to stay in control it has become their main aim to ensure that there is safety while online. Every Facebook product has privacy and security built into it to protect your information.

In an effort to bring people closer, over 100 countries are in meetings to start conversations and help people think about the small steps they can take to stay safe online.

Over 100 countries are participating in an effort to start conversations and help people think about the small steps they can take to stay safe online. The initiative is coordinated by the joint Insafe/INHOPE network, with the support of the European Commission, and national Safer Internet Centers across Europe and beyond.The initiative is coordinated by the joint Insafe/INHOPE network, with the support of the European Commission, and national Safer Internet Centres across Europe and beyond.

In Africa, Facebook is working with partners such as: Watoto Watch in Kenya (http://WatotoWatchNetwork.org), the International Center for Leadership Development (http://ICLDNG.org) and the Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre in Nigeria (www.W-TecOnline.org), South Africa’s Film and Publication Board (www.FPB.org.za), JOXAfrica Association in Senegal (http://APO.af/5xbshn), Tech Women Zimbabwe (www.TechWomenZim.com) as well as J Initiative (http://JInitiative.org/blog/tag/ghana) and Ghana Internet Safety Foundation (www.GISF.org.gh) from Ghana to ensure the safety and education of their communities and address the needs of vulnerable people. Facebook will also be hosting an event in Nairobi, Kenya to promote the importance of online safety to students, teachers, parents and policymakers.

In order to create better Internet safety, Facebook has redesigned it’s safety center. It will be an engaging resource to help people get the information they need about controlling their information and staying safe. It walks you through the tools Facebook offers to control your experience as well as numerous tips and resources for safe and secure safe and secure sharing. It is available in over 50 languages, is mobile friendly and includes step-by-step videos.

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