UNICEF East Asia and the Pacific Regional Office (EAPRO) (Regional)

Strengthening Regional Commitment and Collaboration to End Online Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation in East Asia and the Pacific

UNICEF’s East Asia and Pacific Regional Office (EAPRO) is using support from the Fund to prevent and end online violence throughout the region. To do so, the office is:

  • Engaging the information, communications and technology sector to increase the use of effective practices in the industry;
  • Promoting learning across the region to aid the criminal justice sector and discover solutions to online child sexual exploitation and abuse;
  • Conducting research into children’s use of social media and possible online risks and opportunities in the region, and developing some recommendations for the private sector to promote child online safety;
  • Reviewing existing educational materials on child online protection produced or used by governments in the region, and recommending ways to improve these;
  • Reviewing existing educational materials produced by non-governmental organisations and the private sector that aim to protect children online, and developing an evaluation framework in partnership with the ICT private sector to assess their impact on behavior change, with the aim of enhancing the quality and reach of educational initiatives for children, increasing their access to quality and effective resources and information on online safety; and
  • Convening a regional conference on child online protection in collaboration with UNODC, the ITU, and the ASEAN, to bring together stakeholders from across the region to share lessons learned and promote inter-sectoral and cross-sectoral discussions and action planning.