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Tuesday, July 19 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
#WS25 Protecting Tennagers on social Networks

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It’s becoming quite difficult or even impossible to imagine the world and our daily life without the internet, with a generation of digital natives grown up with ubiquitous connectivity where neither borders nor barriers to communication can be imposed.
The Digital revolution has also unleashed a set of innovative ICT technologies,tools and behaviours, boosted by the Pandemic effects for a couple of years, it gave rise to many social media platforms to be created and developed & became available for a growing number of users, especially children and teeenagers. Fascinated by a growing number of influencers , Children and teenagers exceptionally, follow unknown and most of the times unqualified people, who have a great influence on their behaviour, daily life and future, followers only wish is to be alike and enjoy the kind of life these influencers show on media platforms, ignoring in the process, their rights , the norms, and threats they might face in using such platforms. Thus they miss the needed knowledge to secure themselves , their identities and their rights of privacy. Facing this situation , most African governments and civil societies are still not considering setting this issue into their agenda and main priorities, especially in the new Sanitary Challenges that might be addressed first.

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Mohamed Farahat

Legal Practitioner, Trainer, and Political & Legal Researcher
Mohamed Farahat is an Egyptian-based legal practitioner, trainer, and political, and legal researcher. Mr. Farahat is a member of bord of directors - Innovation for Change Middle East and North Africa MENA Hub, Management Advisory Group (MAG) vice chairman and member at North Africa... Read More →

Noha Abdel Baky

Senior Storage Engineer, Dell Techonologies
Noha  is a Senior Storage Engineer at Dell Technologies. She was the Africa Representative in the Youth Coalition in Internet Governance between 2020-2021 She holds a Bsc. in Communication Systems Engineering from Ain Shams University in Cairo She was selected as an 2017 ISOC Youth@IGF... Read More →

Sandra Aceng

Program Manager, Women of Uganda Network
Sandra Aceng is a program manager at Women of Uganda Network. She is a gender and ICT researcher, policy analyst, writer, and Wikimedian. Sandra is an outspoken and energetic woman human rights defender (WHRD) who advocates for the integration of gender perspectives in ICT policy... Read More →

Tuesday July 19, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm CAT
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