Cyber hygiene awareness

Towards promoting cyber hygiene awareness for marginalised populations

This project has developed Information Education and Communication materials on cyber hygiene which include video features, animations, comic strips, video skits, factsheets, and posters. The project has also trained 30,000 marginalised and excluded populations – persons living with disabilities, youth, women and girls, and rural farmers – and the training is delivered by 140 community-led trainers.
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Education for marginalised and excluded

Cyber hygiene is the practices and steps that users of computers and other devices routinely take to improve their online security and maintain system health. Indeed cyber hygiene can be compared to personal hygiene practices to maintain good health and well-being, as cyber hygiene practices and precautions taken by users to ensure the safety, security and protection of data while maintaining the proper functioning of devices to protect them from outside attacks.

Support for the PROJECT

This project towards promoting cyber-hygiene awareness among excluded and marginalised populations in Kenya is funded by UK Digital Access Program (UKAID).

The Causes

What has been done

Developed a comprehensive cyber hygiene curriculum available through an interactive e-learning platform. Areas covered were

  • Device cyber hygiene
  • Secure access
  • Social media and messaging cyber hygiene
  • Connectivity cyber hygiene
  • Keeping money safe online
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Developed a comprehensive cyber hygiene curriculum

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Developed cyber hygiene materials including video features, animations, comic strips, video skits, factsheets, and posters.

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Trained 140 community-led trainers through the ToT model

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Conducted a cyber hygiene campaign that reached over a million impressions

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Conducted a workshop with service providers, equipment vendors, and e-government providers on cyber-hygiene.

Government Partners

KFCB

The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) is a State corporation whose role is to regulate the creation, broadcasting, possession, distribution and exhibition of film content.

ICTA

The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Authority is a State Corporation whose mandate is to enforce ICT standards in Government and enhancing the supervision of its electronic communication.
Communications Authority of Kenya

CA

The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) is the regulatory authority for the communications sector in Kenya. Some of CA responsibilities are facilitating the development and management of a national cyber security framework.

 

Implementation partners

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ACWICT

The African Centre for Women, Information and Communications Technology

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APDK

Association for the Physically Disabled of Kenya

Cyber Hygiene Documents from KICTANet

In this comic, Amani navigates the online world and her entry into the world of politics. Women and girls often find themselves disproportionately targeted online for harassment and bullying in an increasingly digital world. Therefore, data protection and privacy are key tools for helping stay active online. Learn about how Amani, with the support of her friends, tackles this and how you too can protect your data.
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A comic strip that demonstrates the challenges women face online. 433 downloads Download 3.4 MB

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