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Child online Protection: COP KIDS side event

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The Internet and digital technologies have the potential to transform children’s lives, giving them unparalleled access to educational, cultural, and economic opportunities. Today more than ever children have access to numerous possibilities to communicate, access entertainment, learn new skills to ensure future employability, be creative and contribute to establishing a better society for all. But too often, children cannot realize these opportunities, because the Internet is also a place where vulnerable people are exposed to the risks of serious harm.

The Futurecasters: Global Young Visionaries Summit will host COP Kids, a Child Online Protection event.

During the event, participating students will be invited to create a story for the new Child Online Safety Mascot by giving online safety tips.

The students will also participate in a training session on ‘Basic Skills for online Safety’.

​The new Child Online Protection Mascot will be launched on Safer Internet Day 2020 to be observed on 11 February 2020. ​

Programme

The COP Kids side event will give younger children the opportunity to meet, debate and negotiate around the topic of Child Online Protection. More than 80 Kids aged 8-13 years old, from different schools in France and Morocco, will discuss online safety issues.
 
During the first part of the day, the groups will debate around four stories of three potential COP Mascots. These have been developed by the children themselves beforehand at the school level. The Kids will have the possibility to negotiate and vote for one of the Mascots and the corresponding story to become the new incorporation of the COP Initiative.
 
During the second part of the day, the Kids will hear more about the opportunities that the digital world offers, all by learning how to stay safe online. Different issues will be addressed, such as data protection, privacy, online bullying, harassment and violent or other harmful content, among others.

At the end of the day, children will receive a certificate for successful participation.

9:00 to 10:30Opening and Lobbying Session
10:45 to 12:00Debate and Voting on COP Mascot
12:00 to 13:00Lunch Break
13:00 to 14:30Workshops in separate four groups
14:50 to 15:30Certificate Presentation to Kids

Partners

The workshops are offered by three different partners: