Google Online Safety

The problem

During this COVID period, most youth have more access to internet to enable continuation of learning. This has led to huge cases of cybercrime including hate crimes, sex trafficking, bullying, extremist groups, financial crimes. We as Sote Hub have collaborated with Google in Educating Students, teachers and parents on how to be safe Online.

What are we doing?

The main goal is to equip the leaners with the most recent tools and approaches to stay/work online, safely and in long term they becoming trainer of trainers. What’s unique about our model is that this first cohort of 3,500 trained students (35 students per school), will be emand supported to form Google Digital Clubs and train another 3,500 fellow students within the year engagement with their teachers playing mentor role.

The training will give the educators the tools and methods necessary to teach digital safety and citizenship fundamentals in the classroom/home.

Lessons will be streamed on Sote Hub YouTube Channel and Sote Hub Facebook page to allow wider audience reach beyond the schools targeted. The physical meetings will be limited to school halls with limited as per the Ministry of Education guidelines as so directed under Covid-19 regulations.

The impact of this project include:

  • Safe internet use becomes the norm for teens and youth who grow into responsible citizens influencing and impacting positively
  • Reduction in cybercrime including hate crimes, sex trafficking, bullying, extremist groups, financial crimes
  • More students venture into STEM courses and contribute into Kenya’s development goals of more jobs in STEM and technology.

Who are our Partners

The donor and partners are  Google and Impact Amplifier.