International Telecommunication Union (ITU) & United Nations International Children's Fund (UNICEF)
- Open Forum Title
Launch of Revised Guidelines on for Industry on Child Online Protection by ITU and UNICEF
The ITU - UNICEF Open forum will officially release the updated version of the Guidelines for Industry on Child Online Protection. The Guidelines provide advice on how the ICT industry can work to help ensure children’s safety when using the Internet or any of the associated technologies or devices that can connect to it. The Guidelines also provide guidance to companies on identifying ways in which they can advance children’s rights and facilitate responsible digital citizenship, learning, and civic participation. Originally launched by ITU in 2009 as four sets of guidelines for children, parents, guardians and educators, industry, and policy makers, the new version for industry provides guidance on protecting children’s rights online for those companies that develop, provide or make use of information and communication technologies (ICT). The panel discussion will discuss implementation plans and follow up activities to roll out the new guidelines.