Howard provides social media security training to Daystar University students in Kenya

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This year, Dr. Kehbuma Langmia received the Academic Faculty Enhancement and Enrichment (AFEE) grant from the Center for African Studies to conduct social media security training for undergraduate students in the School of Communications at the Daystar University in Nairobi, Kenya. While at Daystar, Dr. Langmia's group, which included Howard students, held two sessions that were conducted with different Daystar students attending each event. In the second session, students were transported from Athi River to the Valley Road campus where they set up a training center. There were several discussions on the functional use of platforms such as WhatsApp, SnapChat, LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook and Tiktok. They utilized video displays of simulated incidences where user profiles and messages were compromised due to failure to use two-step authenticators, as an example. During the workshop, they paused to allow the students to download these security apps. Apps like FactStream, FactCheck and WhatsApp Fact check were introduced to the students. They also discussed sites such as LinkedIn which are safe for formal and professional use for digital communication users. 


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