Child Protection Digital Forensic Lab inaugurated

BY: Augustina Tawiah
Mr Dery cutting the tape to inaugurate the Child Protection Digital Forensic Lab. With him is the UNICEF Representative in Ghana, Ms Anne-Claire Dufay

The Minister for the Interior, Mr Ambrose Dery, has stated that though the benefits of the digital evolution on children were enormous, it also posed a serious threat and risk to them.

He mentioned some of the risks as bullying, harassment and their images being  shared on the internet.

Mr Dery, at the inauguration in Accra last Thursday of the country’s first ever Child Protection Digital Forensic Laboratory of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service, therefore, called for a collaborative effort among social workers, teachers, parents, policy makers and the private sector on one side to work with the police and other law enforcement agencies to systematically protect children online.

“The opportunities the digital evolution offers children include education, entertainment, etc.

The Ghana Police Service, as the leading internal security agency, has the duty to protect these children online but the police alone cannot