The proposed establishment of a National Child Online Protection Committee has been approved by Cabinet as per the proposed terms of reference.
Education, Youth and Information Minister, Hon. Fayval Williams, who made the announcement during the virtual post Cabinet press briefing on Wednesday (November 10), said the National Child Online Protection Strategy was also approved by Cabinet.
The Minister said the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has underscored the importance of online learning as a key component of the delivery of educational services in Jamaica.
Notwithstanding, Minister Williams said the tremendous benefits of technology and the use of information and communications technology (ICT) online platforms present significant challenges to the safety of children in the virtual environment, given the variations and hazards of the virtual space.