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  • Action Innocence – Non-profit (French language only)
    Action Innocence, constituée le 18 novembre 1999, est une organisation non gouvernementale (ONG) qui contribue à préserver la dignité et l'intégrité des enfants sur Internet.Photo: child reading
  • African Children Cyber Safety Initiative
    A highlight of the "Protecting Children and Young People Online" forum was the resolution to launch the African Children Cyber Safety Initiative with a mandate to advance the cause of safe Internet culture for African children and young people. The African Children Cyber Safety Initiative intends to focus on the Recommendations/Action Points of the "Protecting Children and Young People Online" forum which are as follows:
    • There should be a massive internet awareness campaign targeted particularly at parents, educators and counsellors.
    • There should be sustained collaborative efforts among stakeholders towards promoting a safe Internet culture among children and young people in Africa.
    • Children, young persons, parents, educators as well as other stakeholders should make it a duty to always participate in information security activities.
    • All concerned stakeholders need to help bridge the existing gap between the parents and children on one hand and the teachers and students on the other. This should be done with a view to providing the much needed avenue through which the activities of children and young people on the Internet can be monitored and controlled. Imperative to this is the need for parents and teachers to develop their IT skills.
    • Parents are enjoined to take interest in the cyberspace activities of their children. They are encouraged to install parental control software and appropriate online protection tools on their systems to help monitor and control what their children do online.
    • Against the reality of ravaging moral decadence in the society, all stakeholders are called upon to join hands towards moral regeneration in the society. The much cherished cultural values of self-respect, respect for others and dignity must be restored in our society.
    • Children and young people are advised to adopt well established Internet etiquette (Netiquette) while working online.
    • Children and young people who patronise cybercafes should avoid and blacklist cybercafes where illegal online activities are condoned.
    • All professionals within the ICT industry are urged, in the interest of the society, to adopt self regulation mechanisms towards reducing the prevalence of unethical materials online.
    • Providers, especially those providing Internet access and service, should be actively involved in promoting information security for children while carrying out their business. They should show more social responsibility by participating actively in forums and related initiatives of this nature.
    • African governments should enact legislation to ensure appropriate Internet policing. Besides, the law enforcement agencies should be empowered to adequately deal with cybercrimes.
    • Relevant government agencies, by way of promoting public good, should live up to their regulatory responsibilities by ensuring that cybercafés and service providers enhance information security particularly for children going online.
    • Governments should make information security including children’s online protection a national priority. They should fund efforts and invest in promoting information security.
  • Child Helpline International - Emergency phone service
    Child Helpline International is the global member network of child helplines, working to protect the rights of the child. Active in approximately 150 countries, it was founded on the belief that children and young people not only have rights, but that they alone are the best individuals to identify their problems if they are equipped with the proper tools.
  • Childnet International – Registered charity
    Childnet International’s mission is to work in partnership with others around the world to help make the Internet a great and safe place for children. For a good introduction to Childnet’s work you can
    download Childnet’s IMPACT report. Childnet works in 3 main areas of Access, Awareness, Protection & Policy:
    • Access and promoting quality content
      Helping children and young people to use the net constructively, showcase quality content and enable others to use our resources and develop new projects.
    • Awareness and advice
      Helping children and young people acquire new “net literacy” skills and giving advice to industry, organisations, parents, teachers and carers about Internet and mobile safety.
    • Protection and policy
      Working with others to help protect children from being exploited in the online environments provided by new technologies as well as seeking to initiate and respond to policy changes.
  • Cyber Peace Initiative (CPI)
    The Cyber Peace Initiative aims at educating young people and raising community awareness about online safety and security issues through:
    • X The establishment of a youth led Internet Safety Focus Group (Net-Aman), which aims at empowering children and young people with the ability to identify and deal with harmful content on computers, the internet and mobile phones and to learn how to use technology both safely and responsibly.
    • X The establishment of a supporting Parents Internet Safety Focus Group, that aims at ensuring parents are equipped with the knowledge they need to support and guide their children with regards to the internet and to understand the potential dangers online.
    • X The creation of an Educators\' Internet Safety Focus Group, to act as a nucleus of awareness raising in educational institutes.

    The Cyber Peace Initiative combines youth empowerment programs with safety in order to reach young people in Egypt and the region.  

  • Cyber safety for Children – California
    The Department of Consumer Affairs has partnered with the California Coalition for Children's Internet Safety to help parents and community leaders protect our children in the online world. The Coalition includes business and education leaders, parent groups, government agencies, law enforcement, and community organizations. The Coalition's mission is to foster collaboration between stakeholders and experts.
  • Cyber Security Tip ST05-002 – US government
    Keeping Children Safe Online - US-Computer Emergency Readiness Team
  • Cybertip! – Government is Canada's national tipline for reporting the online sexual exploitation of children. The tipline is owned and operated by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection, a charitable organization dedicated to the personal safety of all children.
    ECRAT is a global network of organisations and individuals working together to eliminate child prostitution, child pornography and the trafficking of children for sexual purposes. It seeks to encourage the world community to ensure that children everywhere enjoy their fundamental rights free and secure from all forms
    of commercial sexual exploitation.
    The ECPAT acronym stands for ' End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes'.
    ECPAT has Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC).
  • e-enfance (French language only)
    L’association E-Enfance a pour objectif de permettre aux enfants et aux adolescents de se servir des nouvelles technologies de communication (Internet, téléphone mobile, jeux en réseau) avec un maximum de sécurité.
  • EU Kids Online – European Union Research
    European Research on Cultural, Contextual and Risk Issues in Children's Safe Use of the Internet and New Media has set up EU Kids Online, which is a project funded by the EC Safer Internet plus Programme. The EU Kids Online project (2006-2009) examines research carried out in 21 member states into how children and young people use the internet and new media. It examines methodological issues relating to cross-cultural analyses and the study of children’s online experience in order to develop a best practice guide to research.
  • European Commission Information Society and Media – European Unionion
    The Information Society and Media Directorate General supports the development and use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for the benefit of all citizens. Our role is to:
    • Support innovation and competitiveness in Europe through excellence in ICT research and development.
    • Define and implement a regulatory environment that enables rapid development of services based on information, communication and audio-visual technologies, so fostering competition that supports investment, growth and jobs
    • Encourage the widespread availability and accessibility of ICT-based services, especially those that have the greatest impact on the quality of life of the citizens.
    • Foster the growth of content industries drawing on Europe’s cultural diversity.
    • Represent the European Commission in international dialogue and negotiations in these fields, and promote international cooperation in ICT research and development.
  • European Schoolnet – Non-profit
    European Schoolnet (EUN) is a unique not-for-profit consortium of 28 ministries of education in Europe created in 1997. EUN provides major European education portals for teaching, learning and collaboration and leads the way in bringing about change in schooling through the use of new
  • FBI Parents Guide to Internet Safety - US government
    Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Federal Communications Commission – USA Government Agency
    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions.
  • FOSI – Family Online Safety Institute UK registered charity
    The Family Online Safety Institute works to make the online world safer for kids and their families – while respecting free expression – by identifying and promoting best practice, tools and methods in the field of online safety.
  • GetNetWise - Coalition
    GetNetWise represents the collective efforts of a broad-based coalition of companies, public interest organizations, non-profits and trade associations all committed to empowering Internet users with the tools they need to keep their Internet experience positive, safe and secure.
    GetNetWise 2.0 offers tips, tutorials and other interactive tools to show users that creating a safe, secure and positive online environment is as easy as "one click" of a mouse.
  • ICAC Task Force - Law enforcement
    The purpose of the Georgia ICAC Task Force (Georgia ICAC) is to provide to the entire state a Unit dedicated to the prevention, investigation, and prosecution of crimes committed against children over the Internet. Partners include the U.S. Department of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Programs (OJJDP), the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (
    NCMEC) and 42 other regional and state ICACs across the country.
  • iKeepSafe - US Coalition
    The Internet Keep Safe Coalition is a broad partnership of governors and/or first spouses, attorneys general, public health and educational professionals, law enforcement, and industry leaders working together for the health and safety of youth online. iKeepSafe uses these unique partnerships to disseminate safety resources to families worldwide.
  • Innocence en danger - International, non-profit associationion
    Innocence in danger informs and alerts children, families, teachers, educators and schools on the various snares that paedocriminals set on the Internet to achieve their pernicious aims. An international, non-profit association created by a group of citizens on 15 April 1999, at the initiative of the UNESCO Director-General, Federico Mayor, and under the presidency of Ms Homayra Sellier, in response to the recommendations of the UNESCO expert meeting convened in January 1999 on Sexual Abuse of Children, Child Pornography and Paedophilia on the Internet, in order to pursue the objectives of the Action Plan adopted by the experts to combat sexual abuse of children.
  • InSafe – Collaborative network
    Insafe is a network of national nodes that coordinate internet safety awareness in Europe. The network is set up and co-funded within the framework of the European Commission’s Safer Internet plus Programme.
  • International Development Research Centre (IDRC) - Child Pornography on the Internet and Young People in Dakar
    In Sénégal, the lack of data on the scale of child pornography was mentioned in the national action plan against the abuse and sexual exploitation of children, which was endorsed by the Ministry of the Family and Early Childhood. This action research project aims to review the extent of child pornography sites on the Internet in order to better understand the scale of the phenomenon, and raise awareness among authorities and the public of the danger that it may pose to young people.
  • Internet Safety Technical Task Force
    John Palfrey and colleagues at the Berkman Center chaired the Internet Safety Technical Task Force and wrote the final report, Enhancing Child Safety and Online Technologies (2009).
  • Interpol – International law enforcementent
    Operating world-wide, in cooperation with several partners, INTERPOL raises awareness on the need to act locally but think globally (addressing the abuse of children committed by those who travel beyond borders). INTERPOL’s Specialist Group on Crimes against Children focuses on four different arenas:
    1. Commercial exploitation and trafficking in children;
    2. Sex offenders;
    3. Serious violent crimes against children and child pornography,
    4. Maintaining a worldwide forum of specialist dealing with these crimes.
  • ITU-D "Children and Youth" Special Initiative
    Supporting children and young people from developing countries to improve their access, use and knowledge of information and communication technologies. Aligned with WSIS Geneva and Tunis Action Plans, this initiative is part of an ongoing effort to Bridge the Digital Divide.
  • Location-based Services-US Government
    The rapid pace of change in both technology and business models is fueling
    an active and growing debate in the United States and around the world about the appropriate use
    of that data. The following report focuses on one part of the discussion: Location-based services
    (“LBS”), mobile services that combine information about a user’s physical location with online
    connectivity and are transforming the way Americans work and play.
  • Korea Communications Standards Commission – Government (Korean language only)
  • Korean Agency for Digital Opportunity and Promotion - Internet addiction related (Korean language only)
  • Ministry for Health Welfare and Family Affairs – Government (Korean language only)
  • Multimedia Super Corridor - Government
    The Smart School institutions are driven by the Ministry of Education, in line with the National Education Philosophy to instill skills for the community which will help them retain a competitive edge. The Smart School is about a continuous learning system where education is a lifelong adventure.
    National Computer Board - Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunications
    The issue of safety of children online was identified as one of the areas of focus in the National Information Security Strategy (NISS) under the Internet Governance area in programme S2 of the National ICT Strategic Plan (NICTSP) 2007-2011. The main projects in the NICTSP 2007-2011 for the safety of children online are the development of a Child Safety Online Action Plan and amendments to be made to the Child Protection Act to cater for the issues of child safety online.
  • National Child Exploitation Coordination Centre – Law enforcementent
    The National Child Exploitation Coordination Centre (NCECC), an integral part of Canada’s National Police Services, was created to help protect children from online sexual exploitation.
  • NetSmartz - education
    A project of the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children, NetSmartz is an Internet, safety-education resource for children (5-17), parents, guardians, educators, and law enforcement.
  • NTT - Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
    The NTT Group is keenly aware of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) in pursuing its businesses. As a leader of the telecommuni-cations industry, the CSR of the NTT Group is to provide reliable, high-quality services that contribute to the creation of a safe, secure and prosperous society that serve people, communities and global environment.
  • PEGI Online – European Commission
    PEGI (Pan European Game Information) Online is an addition to the PEGI system and aims to give young people in Europe improved protection against unsuitable online gaming content and to educate parents on how to ensure safe online play.
  • Protégeles – Non-profit organisation (Spanish language only)
  • QuickLinks
    Internet, information society, information content for legal and regulatory aspects, market and technology.
  • Safer Internet – Research & Tools
    Part of a coherent approach by the European Union, to promote a safer Internet, this site studies solutions/tools that shield minors from harmful content.
  • SaferNet Brasil – Non-profit (Portuguese language only)
  • Save the Children
    Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating real and lasting change for children in need in the United States and around the world. It is a member of the International Save the Children Alliance, comprising 28 national Save the Children organizations working in more than 110 countries to ensure the well-being of children.
  • – Public / Industry Alliance
    The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) is a collaborative effort among experts in the security, non-profit, academic and government fields to teach consumers, small businesses and members of the education community about Internet security. The NCSA aims to increase awareness about the risks associated with using Internet technologies and how to help protect against them, while also providing free tips, checklists and best practices for remaining safe while online.
  • Strategie regionale de prise en charge des enfants de la rue – UNESCO (French language only)
  • thinkuknow - Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) UK Law Enforcement
    The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre is a department within the UK police and is dedicated to protecting children from sexual abuse wherever they may be. Its activities include building intelligence around the risks, tracking and bringing offenders to account (either directly or through local and international forces), and working with children and parents to deliver its ThinkuKnow educational programme.
  • TTnet - Turkish incumbent data network operator (Turkish language only)
  • Turkish communications authority – Government (Turkish language only)
  • UK Government Department for Children, Schools and Families
    • The Byron Review - Safer Children in a Digital World by Dr Tanya Byron is about the needs of children and young people. It is about preserving their right to take the risks that form an inherent part of their development by enabling them to play video games and surf the net in a safe and informed way.
    • UK Council for Child Internet Safety (NEW) - The Child Internet Safety Strategy will be developed in Spring 2009.
  • UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation
    Empowering people through the free flow of ideas by word and image, and by access to information and knowledge through the following themes:
    • Access to Information
    • Capacity Building
    • Content Development
    • Freedom of Expression
    • Media Development
    • Memory of the World
  • UNICEF – United Nations Children Fund
    UNICEF's work is carried out in 191 countries through country programmes and National Committees. Some 88 per cent of the organization's approximately 7,200 posts are located in the field, with eight regional offices and 126 country offices worldwide. UNICEF headquarters are in New York.
  • VirtualGlobalTaskforce – Law enforcement
    The Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT) is made up of law enforcement agencies from around the world working together to fight child abuse online. The aim of the VGT is to build an effective, international partnership of law enforcement agencies that helps to protect children from online child abuse. Members come from various national police and security agencies. Partners include the likes of Microsoft, AOL, and Vodafone, as well as:
    • ECPAT - End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking
    • InHope - International Association of Internet Hotlines
    • IYAC - International Youth Advisory Congress UK


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