Tag Archives: COP

Empowering Future Digital Citizens

It is not often someone who works in the field of online child safety in this cold, wet corner of Europe gets the opportunity to hear from, and participate in a discussion with, their counterparts in countries such as Djibouti, Mauritania, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Algeria. Such was my good fortune earlier this week when I […]

“Let’s create a better Internet together” – COP Partners’ Initiatives for a Safer Internet

Every year, as information and communication technologies (ICTs) become more readily available and widespread, more young people are growing up surrounded by technology. Under 25 year olds account for a little less than half of the world’s population (42.8 per cent) and ITU estimated that they accounted for 45 per cent of global internet users […]

Empowering Africa’s Future Digital Citizens

ITU’s Regional Office for Africa is committed to assisting countries develop a comprehensive Child Online Protection (COP) response that involves action from a diversity of governmental and non-governmental stakeholders across a range of sectors. We are ready to engage with countries in the African region in the design and implementation of effective COP strategies. ITU is […]

Celebrating Safer Internet Day 2014 – ITU’s Child Online Protection initiative in action!

In line with the theme of this year “Let’s create a better internet together” and our tradition of international collaboration and cooperation, ITU’s Child Online Protection (COP)  team, together with a host of partners,  is supporting and celebrating Safer Internet Day 2014 to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, […]

Child online protection made paramount by UNICEF and the ITU

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, communities and countries. With the right tools and information young people are better placed to access opportunities for healthcare, education […]

#Iwearorange because I care about keeping women and girls safe online

ITU is a proud supporter of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign to raise awareness and increase political will and resources for preventing and ending all forms of violence against women and girls all over the world. Today, 25 November, is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against […]

ITU, Facebook and ACOPEA launch online safety project in Ethiopia

ITU has teamed up with Facebook to develop a pilot program to promote child online safety in Africa as part of its Child Online Protection (COP) initiative. The collaboration will enable the African Child Online Protection Education & Awareness Centre (ACOPEA), an NGO focused on African child online welfare, to implement a six-month pan-African e-safety […]