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ITU Child Helpline International Campaign

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ CHI_Campaign_image600_310.jpgITU and Child Helpline International launch the Campaign: "Partnering to Protect Children and Youth", which aims to showcase how ITU membership (Member States, regulators, industry and academia) are strengthening the work of national child helplines while fostering awareness and collaboration on Child Online Protection (COP) issues.

In 2005, the World Summit on the Information Society adopted the Tunis Agenda, which specifically called for safeguards within the ICT environment "incorporating regulatory, self-regulatory, and other effective policies and frameworks to protect children and young people from abuse and exploitation through ICTs" and integrating them "into national plans of action and e-strategies".

These goals are supported by recommendations in resolution 179 (ITU Plenipotentiary Conference, Busan, 2014) and Resolution 67 (World Telecommunication Development Conference, Dubai, 2014)

The ITU – Child Helpline International partnership aims to find technological solutions to protect children online at both global and regional levels.
"Protecting children and youth, especially in the increasingly networked environment in which we live will contribute towards achieving the sustainable development goals," said ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao. "It is our duty to provide a safe environment for young minds to be able to benefit from the wealth of information and knowledge available online without fear of exploitation and worse."

The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) specifically targets ending all forms of violence and exploitation of children.
The Campaign 'Partnering to Protect Children and Youth' will recognize the efforts of ITU members which actively support child helplines in their commitment towards achieving a safer and more secure online and offline environment for children.

ITU members will be encouraged to fill out an online survey that collects best practices and initiatives on the promotion and development of child helplines. Case studies will be presented at ITU Telecom World 2016, which will take place 14-17 November 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Contribution

Responses to the Online Contribution​​​​​

  
  
  
  
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MOUASHER, Maha11/13/2016 2:45 PMTelecommunications Regulatory CommissionThe kingdom of Jordan
The Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) has supported Jordan River Foundation since 2007 ...
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ALZAROONI, Abdelaziz10/16/2016 6:09 AMTRAUnited Arab Emirates
Attached is a file with TRA efforts in supporting the Children Helpline
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LING, Philip10/12/2016 11:27 AMDigi TelecommunicationsMalaysia
Digi has partnered with Childline Malaysia 15999 since 2011. Digi’s support for Childline Malaysia i ...
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MUKENDI, Constantin10/5/2016 1:00 PMIT Master candidate (UNISA)DR Congo
Developing an effective cyber security culture framework in Children who access smashed Internet tec ...
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MLAUZI, Edgar9/26/2016 11:00 PMZambia Information & Communications Technology AuthorityZambia
SIDDIQUI, Zainab Hussain9/26/2016 3:58 PMTelenor GroupNorway
write-up attached.
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MYLONA, Vasiliki9/26/2016 10:21 AMOCECPRCyprus
WHITEHEAD, Angela9/26/2016 8:24 AMOptusAustralia
SEVIC, Tamara9/22/2016 9:17 AMMinistry of Trade, Tourism and TelecommunicationsRepublic of Serbia
TOIRUUL, Batbold9/9/2016 9:19 AMCommunications Regulatory CommissionMongolia
Dear Sir/Madam, Please find attached the file for your attention. It will expand on the questio ...
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PAPASPILIOPOULOS, Panagiotis9/7/2016 2:00 PMMinistry of Infrastructure, Transport & Networks | General Secretariat of Telecommunications and PostGreece
Due to the fact that the Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport & Networks acts as the interface betw ...
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ĐONDOVIĆ, Jelena8/31/2016 10:01 AMTelekom Srbija a.d.Srbija
RASGADO, Sofia8/24/2016 6:55 PMFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia - Portuguese Safer Internet CentrePortugal
Portuguese Safer Internet Centre (PT SIC) is sending the contributions regarding its Helpline servic ...
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NSENGUMUREMYI, Cyridion8/19/2016 3:25 PMExternal PhD candidate at Leiden Law SchoolRwanda
This Application is sent on individual basis by myself, Cyridion Nsengumuremyi, an External PhD cand ...
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ABRAMOWICZ, Demian8/16/2016 11:35 PMMinisterio de ComunicacionesArgentina
Im looking for this information: For question 2, if you would like to start supporting the child ...
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SIMA, Solo7/13/2016 2:27 PMThe Gambia Public Utilities Regulatory AuthorityThe Gambia
The Gambia is proud to have a child online number free to callers dubbed 199 for the past decade. T ...
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