Google Partners with Scouts to Expand Web Rangers

Kenya Scouts Association, through the support of Google, launched the 2019 edition of Web Rangers that is set to target 90,000 scouts and 50,000 scouts leaders country wide.

The collaboration with, Kenya Scouts Association, CODE-IP Trust and the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development will result in a launch of an online safety manual.

Approximately 1.4 million scouts and 50,000 scout leaders and trainers are expected to receive the Kenya Scouts Association Online Safety Learners’ Handbook and Teachers’ Guide, which will provide counsel on how to safely navigate online platforms.

“Google is proud to be a partner of the Kenya Scouts Association, Kenya’s largest youth movement, in scaling the Web Rangers program to empower an even greater number of young people to be safe and responsible users of the Internet,”  said Mr. Michael Murungi, Google’s Policy & Government Relations Lead for East Africa.

According to McAfee Security, 87% of youth today have witnessed cyber bullying, while nearly 69% have experienced it.

This year, the Safer Internet Day theme is: “Together for a better Internet”. The slogan is a call to action for all stakeholders to join together and play their part in creating a better internet for everyone, and especially for younger users.