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PARENTS URGED TO BE VIGILANT ON CHILDREN MEDIA CONSUMPTION

The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) CEO Dr. Ezekiel Mutua has urged parents and guardians to take up the responsibility in ensuring children are safe from dirty media content this period the children are on long holiday.
Speaking at the KFCB Tree Planting exercise at Matuu Level 4 Hospital in Machakos Countyon Friday 6th December, 2019, Dr. Mutua called out on media houses to re-evaluate the kind of content that goes on air.
“Let us monitor the kind of content and programs our children are watching on TV and the internet. Children will not die if they don’t watch TV or use internet,” the CEO said.
Dr. Mutua reiterated the Board’s efforts towards children protection against exposure to dirty media content and appealed to parents to monitor their children closely.
He said that KFCB will continue to carry out Media Literacy programs across the country to sensitize the public on the Board’s regulatory mandate and programs.
The CEO urged Matuu residents to continue with the tree planting program, which a Government directive is aimed at planting 2.5 Billion trees by 2030.