Within the framework of the Child Online Protection Initiative, the Online Dialogue: 2020 COP Guidelines Launch & beyond will present the new revised version of the Guidelines on Child Online Protection for policy-makers, industry, parents and educators, as well as children, firstly issues in 2009.
The explosion of information and communication technologies (ICTs) has created unprecedented opportunities for children and young people to communicate, connect, share, learn, access information and express their opinions on matters that affect their lives and their communities. But wider and more easily available access to the Internet and mobile technology also poses significant challenges to children’s safety – both online and offline.
The new 2020 Guidelines include reflections on the special situation of children with disabilities when it comes to online risks and harms as well as issues around new technological developments such as among others the Internet of things and artificial intelligence.
The online dialogue aims at creating the opportunity for deep dive analysis and discussion on multi-stakeholder approaches and policies on child online protection and will focus on the actual usage and implementation of the COP Guidelines at the national and regional contexts.