The three – day programme which was organised by Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA) in collaboration with international COP experts, regional partners as well as local participants took place at Zambezi Sun Hotel in Livingstone.
The workshop was designed to facilitate capacity building and awareness aimed at empowering experts and policy makers from around Zambia.
Participants and COP experts thrashed out a landscape of activities on protection of children online in Zambia so as to develop a practical and effective framework for protection of children online that can be implemented, using the five Pillars of COP as a yardstick.
Speaking on behalf of the ZICTA Board chairperson Emmanuel Musonda, ZICTA director general Margaret Mudenda thanked partners like IMPACT and ITU for their efforts to protect children from internet abuses such as pornography, sexual abuse and child trafficking.
“We are aware that even children below the age of 10 use the internet and we need to protect them from online abuses and harm,” Mr Musonda said.