Child Online Protection taken to new level - President of Costa Rica and ITU Secretary-General announce action phase for initiative
On 17 November 2010, the Child Online Protection (COP) Global Initiative was launched in San José, by the ITU Secretary- General, Hamadoun Touré, together with the new Patron of COP, H.E. Laura Chinchilla, President of Costa Rica.
The COP Global Initiative aims to shift COP Guidelines, developed by ITU and partners from industry, civil society, governments, UN agencies and other stakeholders, into concrete activities by leveraging the active support from COP members.
Through this COP Global Initiative, ITU is taking the next steps to develop a cybersecurity strategy for child online safety, in order to deliver significant national benefits by creating a more secure and safer online experience for children worldwide.