Africa Safer Internet Day

The National Cyber Security Center (NCSC) on 8th February, 2020 organised a float as part of the Africa Safer Internet day celebration. Over 500 pupils from Basic schools within the Dansoman Community participated in the community walk as part of the celebration.

The event dubbed “Together for a Better Internet” was aimed at creating Cyber Security awareness and to promote safe and responsible use of the internet especially amongst children and young people.

The Minister for Communications, Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful (MP), in addressing the media and children spelt out the dangers and the benefits of internet usage. She stated that the celebration was another opportunity for the NCSC to create awareness and sensitise the general public especially children on how to navigate the internet safely without exposing themselves to any danger.

Touching on the implementation of the new cyber security law the minister said the ministry was currently in consultation with relevant stakeholders to solicit their input after which a bill would be drafted and tabled before parliament for consideration.

The law she said, when passed, would strengthen mandated state security agencies to legally request for personal details and phone records of individuals suspected of any cyber security breach. The Minister advised the children to call the short code 292 whenever they suspected any cyber security incidence.

Mrs. Owusu-Ekuful called on the NCSC to extend the publicity to other parts of the country to ensure national impact, she urged the children that as ambassadors for promotion of safer internet use and child online protection to be mindful to share the knowledge they had gained from participating in the walk.

The float started from the St. Augustine Anglican Church in Dansoman, moved to Last Stop and ended back at the Anglican church.