Government intensifying efforts to safeguard children from harm within internet space

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6 April 2022, Betty Moleya, IOL

Panellists from Media Monitoring Africa and the Film and Publication Board highlighted the importance of online safety, recommended interventions to protect children online and encouraged parents to monitor their children’s online activity more closely.

The panellists also highlighted the risks of over-sharing on social media and warned internet users to be careful of the material content they post or repost.

Among them was Phakamile Khumalo, who said the South African Kids Online Study by Unicef and the Department of Social Services found that 70% of children surveyed were on the internet without parental consent.

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