This survey is to help collect data that will aid in the ongoing research on child online protection (COP). Our aim is to gather insights into children’s activities online, what online exploitation they have been exposed to and what knowledge needs to be imparted to help protect children from being victims of online attacks.
So far, we have obtained the ethical approval of the research activities from the Strathmore University Institutional Ethical Review Committee (SU-IERC) and the research permit from the National Commision for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) to conduct this research. We have held meetings with stakeholders. We have developed the curriculum, run a series of classes with children on online child protection and are working on more content (in the form of short animations) to be shared through our networks to educate children on how to protect themselves.
In order for the research to be successful, we need as many respondents as possible, both adults and children, to take part in the survey so as to have representative information of the true situation.
All data collected is anonymous and is only meant for research purposes.