November 30, 2013

ARTICLES: Child online protection made paramount by UNICEF and the ITU

The Global Youth Summit: BYND 2015 gathered together youth from all over the world to convene on using technology for social good, and gave them a chance to influence UN decisions

Technological innovation has advanced in unprecedented ways over the past decade. Digital and mobile technology, when used safely can give children and adolescents the chance to make a difference and voice their concerns in schools and communities. With the right tools and information, young people are better placed to access opportunities for healthcare, education and employment.

UNICEF and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) have been closely collaborating on two specific work streams, giving children and youth a voice in a digital era: the Global Youth Summit: BYND 2015and the draft Child Online Protection (COP) Guidelines.

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