Zimbabwe Safer Internet Day Committee - Zimbabwe Child Online Protection (ZICOP)
About our SID activities
For Safer Internet Day 2020, ZICOP has organized festivities at a local high school, inviting students from around Harare. The event will be child-centered, and focused on children sharing their own experiences and perceptions of internet safety. It will include an address by the Honourable Dr. Jenfan Muswere, Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services, and educational presentations by civil society organisations. A panel discussion composed of a teacher, social worker, police officer, and students will focus on students' experiences with internet safety and what they would like to see done by relevant actors to improve internet safety in their school. Students from all participating schools will have submitted videos on what internet safety means to them, and three winning schools will receive prizes and have their videos presented on the day of the event. Safer Internet Day 2020 will close with trips where both students and teachers can get help on what they can do if they see or experience something online that makes them uncomfortable.
What we are doing to support the SID 2020 slogan of "Together for a better internet"…
ZICOP brings together actors from criminal justice, education, social welfare, law enforcement, as well as technical regulators, service providers, and children to build partnerships and programmes that address the cross-cutting nature of internet safety.
Zimbabwe has taken great strides to promote child safety online by signing the Global Alliance's statement of action to tackle online child sexual exploitation, and sending officials to the Global Summit to Tackle Online Child Sexual Exploitation.
Operating under the patronage of the Ministry Information Communication Technology and Courier Services, the Zimbabwe Child Online Protection (ZICOP) National Coordinating Committee is a multi-stakeholder committee made up actors from criminal justice, education, social welfare, law enforcement, technical regulators, and service providers. It serves to facilitate and coordinate child online safety and protection through technical, legal, policy and financial capacity mobilisation and development in Zimbabwe. It brings in all stakeholders in Zimbabwe to safeguard the rights of children online. It facilities international cooperation and support for Zimbabwe towards a safer internet for all children.