Engaging industry and media to prevent and end online child sexual exploitation and abuse
Industry and the media have a critical role to play to ensure children are safe online, and many grantees are piloting new approaches to facilitate their engagement.
Recent highlights in this area include:
- In total, 2,576 industry and 262 media representatives have benefitted from trainings or education activities on child online safety through consultations and events organised by Fund grantees.
- In the Philippines, Plan International delivered trainings on child online safety to 1,387 internet café and piso-net operators. Of these, 1,170 signed a code of conduct with the community to regulate their role and operations in preventing and responding to online violence against children.
- UNICEF Madagascar’s partnership with Orange Madagascar enabled the non-governmental organisation Youth First to send messages on child online safety to 145,000 clients free of charge, and the mobile operator committed to invest in solutions to block sites harmful to children.
Learn more from a grantee involved in this work through the short video below.