Nairobi’s Brookhouse School is hosting the first Google Web Rangers summit in Africa they claim is aimed at spreading awareness about internet safety and “promoting responsible digital citizenship on the continent,” whatever that means
The program which is ongoing at the prestigious Brookhouse School is composed of 26 Web Rangers from Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. They are attending the summit to meet and share ideas on how they can make the Internet a safer place for young Internet users.
Highlights of the Summit programme include: a bootcamp on how to make campaign videos for online audiences topics such as diversity and inclusion, trust, tolerance and responsibility. Participants will also learn how to tackle real life policy issues – focusing on cyberbullying, sexting, sharing private personal information online and catfishing.
Web Rangers is a Google-led digital literacy programme aimed at promoting and educating the youth about how the internet is an empowering tool relevant to their lives and their future.
Started in Israel in 2011, Web Rangers has since grown to 15 countries around the world. In Africa, Web Rangers is active in 3 countries – Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria.
In Kenya, Web Rangers was launched in 2015 at Precious Girls Secondary, Riruta.
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