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PARENTS URGED TO MONITOR CONTENT CONSUMED BY CHILDREN AS SCHOOLS CLOSE FOR APRIL HOLIDAYS

The Board’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Ezekiel Mutua, has urged parents to be extra vigilant and monitor the content their children are consuming, especially during the long April holidays.
Addressing the media on the sidelines of a retreat organized by the Senate Standing Committee on ICT at Serena Beach Hotel in Mombasa on 18th March, 2021, Dr. Mutua said the Board is committed to ensuring child online safety.
“We are asking parents and caregivers to take the responsibility of ensuring that children consume the right content,” the CEO said.
While noting that protecting children from exposure to harmful content is a collective responsibility, Dr. Mutua indicated that the Board has strengthened partnerships with relevant public and private institutions in efforts meant to champion child online safety.
At the same time, Dr. Mutua warned artistes who are promoting explicit content on their digital platforms, saying they shall face the full force of the law.
“The Board shall firmly deal with artistes who are exhibiting and promoting explicit content on digital platforms. Anyone wishing to produce or exhibit film/broadcast content must obtain licenses from the Board in line with the Films and Stage Plays Act Cap 222 of the Laws of Kenya,” he added.