ITU Child Online Protection
World Congress III Against Sexual Exploitation of Children and
27 November 2008 (Rio de Janeiro,
ITU is not just committed to connecting the world, but committed
to connecting the world responsibly. That means working together
to ensure cybersecurity, enable cyberpeace, and – perhaps most
importantly – protect children online.
With a sevenfold increase in Internet users in the past decade,
there will be over 1.5 billion people online by the end of 2008,
up from under 200 million at the beginning of 1998. Some 90% of
teens and young adults use the Internet, and one in five
children will be targeted by a predator or pedophile each year.
THEME 4 – INITIATIVES OF CORPORATE SOCIAL
World Congress III covered six wider
themes, approached in thematic panels and followed by workshops and
6. Corporate Engagement for Child and
Adolescents Protection (ROOM 1)
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
has been invited to present the
Child Online Protection Initiative (COP)
in a workshop organized during the World Congress III Against Sexual
Exploitation of Children and Adolescents under Theme 4 - "Initiatives of
Corporate Social Responsibility" with a special focus on Corporate
Engagement for Child and Adolescents Protection.
The workshop was held on 27 November
2008 in Rio centro Exhibition & Convention Center, located at
Av. Salvador Allende, 6555 – Barra da Tijuca.
The workshop provided a platform to exchange views,
experiences and best practices on corporate engagement for child
and adolescents protection related issues.
It also examined the dimensions of child e-safety, including
information about the dangers facing children online, the tools
presently available to reduce the risks to them, including
current, new and emerging ICTs and finally, recommendations and
key activities which are or could be undertaken in this area.
PROGRAMME - 27 November 2008
- (16.30 - 18.00 hours, Room 1)
Moderator: Mr. Mark Capaldi, Deputy
Director for Programmes, ECPAT International
and Introduction: Mr. Mark Capaldi, Deputy Director for
Programmes, ECPAT International
- Mr. Juan Zavattiero, ITU Head
of Americas Regional Office & Ms. Cristina Bueti, Policy
- Mr. Christopher Davis, Head of
Global Campaign, The Body Shop, International