UNICEF & ITU release guidelines for information & communications technology sector on protecting children online

Joint initiative by the International Telecommunication Union and UNICEF.

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8 September 2014

New guidelines for industry on protecting children online

Author: UNICEF

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), UNICEF and partners of the Child Online Protection Initiative, released updated guidelines to strengthen online protection for children today...The Guidelines for Industry on Child Online Protection provide advice on how the ICT industry can help promote safety for children using the Internet or any technologies or devices that can connect to it, as well as guidance on how to enable responsible digital citizenship, learning and civic participation. The updated version provides guidance specifically aimed at companies that develop, provide or make use of information and communication technologies...The Guidelines call for a comprehensive response to the online risks facing children and partnerships across multiple stakeholder groups, including governments, companies, civil society, parents and educators...

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5 September 2014

Case studies

Author: ITU & UNICEF

This platform hosts a variety of case studies providing detailed information on policies, best practices, as well as other actions and processes that the broader ICT Industry has implemented to ensure that children enjoy the benefits of the digital technology within a safe online environment. [Includes case studies from mobile operators, internet service providers, content providers, online retailers & app developers, user-generated content, internet & social media service providers, national & public broadcasters, hardware manufacturers, operating system developers & app stores.]

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5 September 2014

Full guidelines

Author: ITU & UNICEF

"COP Guidelines"

The updated guidelines for Industry on Child Online Protection provide advice on how the ICT industry can help promote safety for children using the Internet or any technologies or devices that can connect to it. An online platform of COP case studies from the broader ICT Industry further complements the content of these Guidelines.

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24 October 2013

ITU & UNICEF consultation on Guidelines for Industry on Child Online Protection

Author: ITU & UNICEF

The draft Guidelines for Industry on Child Online Protection have been prepared in the context of the International Telecommunication Union’s Child Online Protection (ITU COP) initiative and apply to the safety of children when using Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). They aim to provide advice on how industry can work to help ensure children’s safety when using the internet or any of the many associated technologies or devices which can connect to it or use it, including mobile phones and games consoles. The draft guidelines have been developed through an initial consultation of the ITU COP members and are now open to a broader consultation until 29 November 2013.

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