ITU, Facebook and ACOPEA launch online safety project in Ethiopia

The ITU Blog

Blog-copITU has teamed up with Facebook to develop a pilot program to promote child online safety in Africa as part of its Child Online Protection (COP) initiative. The collaboration will enable the African Child Online Protection Education & Awareness Centre (ACOPEA), an NGO focused on African child online welfare, to implement a six-month pan-African e-safety awareness pilot program in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The COP initiative at ITU has been collaborating with partners around the world to establish an international collaborative network for action to promote the online protection of children worldwide; to encourage the development of national Child Online Protection centers; and to organize awareness campaigns and community forums to create a safe environment for young users around the world.

The initiative is also counting on the efforts of global advocates that thanks to their tireless support and commitment are promoting the importance of a safer online world for…

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Bio-chemical circuits under your skin

You’d be more than forgiven for not knowing who Klas Tybrandt is. The doctoral student at Linköping University is hardly a household name, but his latest creation may garner him some serious attention. The Swedish scientist has combined special transistors he developed into an integrated circuit capable of transmitting positive and negative ions as well as biomolecules. The advantage here is that, instead of simply controlling electronics, the circuits carry chemicals which can have a variety of functions, such as acetylcholine which the human body uses to transmit signals between cells. Implantable circuits that traffic in neurotransmitters instead of electrical voltages could be a key step in taking making our cyborg dreams a reality. We’re already counting down the days till we’re more machine than man.

By techselection Posted in Future