Kufuor Recommends Digital Innovations To Protect Online Users
Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has called for digital plans and innovations to tackle the harm digital users, particularly children, face online.
According to the former president, the significance of the use of technology is not in doubt but caution has to be taken not to harm users, particularly the most vulnerable ones like children.
The organisation as part of its Digital Literacy Roadshow for the month of March has been liaising with prominent officials to give approval to the digital ecosystem to make it safer for users.
The staff of Child Online Africa, led by its Executive Director, Madam Awo Aidam Amenya paid a courtesy call on Former President Kufuor at his house in Accra, to seek his approval for safer usage of the digital tools.
The former President commended Child Online Africa for its various campaign online to guide online users, especially children and called for support to protect online users.
He advised, “Technology is good and we can provide education about how to remain safe online at all times. It is important to also appreciate the fact that humans as we are, there are people who are more likely than others to be at risk of online abuse.”
He debated, that to be able to tackle the overlapping and interdependent differences, users should encourage and demand from design and innovation stages to be aware of their natural human weakness. He was sure, it was only then that some level of protection for the consumer could be guaranteed.
He stated, “The problem of technology must, to a large extent, be solved by technology itself.’’
Madam Awo Aidam Amenya, the Executive Director of Child Online Africa, expressed appreciation to the former President for his support for online reforms and assured that the organization would contribute to finding answers to the numerous problems online.
Child Online Africa is an institution that ensures safe and responsible use of the Digital space with special emphasis on children and young people.