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Education ministry to fight online sexual abuse

  • 17 February 2014
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Ministry of Education in collaboration with Security agencies in Uganda have initiated a campaign to combat the online child sexual abuse in the country.
Online child sexual abuse is an abnormal global behavior where children are lured by some adult or fellow children, through internet communication to develop a habit of taking and sharing or distributing photos or images that depict children while naked or in sexual poses
or while being sexually abused.

While addressing the security and education authorities from Kigezi region in orientation meeting held at Kirigime guest house in Kabale municipality yesterday, the Senior Education Officer Ministry of Education Saidi Nsamba said that government decided to fight against the vice due to increased internet access especially by learners.
Nsamba added that that Online child sexual abuse is one of the new criminal phenomenon that come to stay in global community as it continues advancing in computer use which violates the computer misuse Act 2011.
He however revealed that they have not registered any case of online child sexual abuse in Uganda but they have registered the cases in adults.
The Kigezi region police spokesperson Elly Maate called on parents to distance their children from any pantographic material. He however pledged to ensure that the initiative in implemented to save the
future of Uganda.

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