Govt to Roll Out Curriculum For Parents’ Digital Literacy.
The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) will soon release a curriculum geared towards parents.
The Parental Digital Literacy Program (PaDiL) will educate parents on supervising their children in the digital realm.
KFCB said on November 23 that the program would be aimed at parents and other caretakers and encourage children and their parents to be responsible online parents and viewers.
“We recognize the need for parents to be equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to parent effectively in the digital age.
“This includes handling tech savvy children and staying informed on the emerging risks,” KFCB CEO Chris Wambua noted while talking about the program.
KFCB also said that it had to make the program because it’s hard for most parents and guardians to raise kids in a world with more and more technology.
The decision was made after the Communication Authority (CA) reported that numerous children have access to mobile phones.
A statement from the Child Abuse Prevention Center says that many parents use cell phones to track where their kids are and ensure they are safe.
In addition to the new curriculum, KFCB partnered with the operators of Public Service Vehicles (PSV) and Saccos to prevent children from accessing harmful content away from home.
“To enhance measures on child protection from exposure to harmful content, KFCB in partnership with PSV operators and Saccos will create PSV Clean Awards,” Wambua announced.
“The awards are meant to encourage public service vehicle operators to play appropriate content to ensure that children who use matatus are not exposed to adult material,” he expounded further.
The awards campaign will run for eight weeks on KFCB’s social media accounts.
The public will be asked to vote for PSV drivers and conductors whose behaviour does not endanger children.