Resources to make online platforms safe and accessible for children

COVID-19
Online

UNI317546

Regulators, governments and industry include child online safety in the national broadband and digital plans and improve affordable and safe access to digital devices and connectivity for children, especially for disadvantaged and marginalized children.  

We recommend that industry actors:  

  • Provide age appropriate and safe online learning resources for free or at a reduced cost to educators and students, including resources accessible to children with disabilities  

  • Share child-friendly COVID-19 health info and child online safety advice to support children digital resilience skills  

  • Use their platforms to promote and facilitate cost-free child safety referral services and helplines 

  • Place child safety at the centre of products development, and ensure that safety tools and features are incorporated into all devices  

  • Make online safety resources age-appropriate and easily accessible for parents, caregivers and children  

  • Detect and stop harmful activity against children online, use scanning and filtering technology to ensure child user safety and users are not exposed to inappropriate content. 

THE RESOURCES

This collection is part of the End Violence Partnership's technical note, COVID-19 and its Implications for Protecting Children Online

Pictured above: 10-year-old Noah studies on his computer in Cote D'Ivoire. © UNICEF/UNI317546/Frank Dejongh

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