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Child Online Safety Conference 2017

There is no doubt that the Internet yields enormous opportunities and benefits for children in terms of its impact on their educational attainment and social inclusion. However, it has also exposed children to dangers that defy age, geographic location and other boundaries that are more clearly delineated in the real world. This has resulted in risks to children and young people of having abusive images of them shared on the Internet; of being groomed or lured into sexual conversations or exploitation by adult offenders; of being bullied or harassed online. Therefore, this event seek to address some of the issues raised and other emerging issues to urgently increase their knowledge of Internet safety and empower them to identifying dangers on the Internet.

To this end, Youth Crime Watch of Nigeria, a program of African Centre for Citizens Orientation, an NGO in special consultative status with United Nations ECOSOC scheduled a one-day online safety education & conference for Nigerian children and youths to create necessary awareness and build capacity of students in public and private schools and selected children/youths from youth-led organizations (aged 10 and 17years).


Theme

The theme for this event is, "Internet, New Media & Child Safety: Minimizing Risks, Maximizing Opportunities."


Date

Tuesday 6th of June, 2017


Venue

Abuja, Nigeria


During the conference, there will be a workshop-like session where the host organization will facilitate the OPERATION UNCOOL, an Initiative of International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Child Online Protection (COP) Consultation on cyber bullying, an emerging issue of particular significance to children. This project aimed to contribute to ITU Global Cybersecurity Agenda, the African Union Agenda 2063 on the education of girls and protection of children within the framework and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Goal 16, Target 2: “End abuse, exploitation, trafficking, and all forms of violence against and torture or children.”


Objectives

This program is designed to help children and students who are using the Internet to identify and avoid situations that could threaten their safety. Therefore, the objectives of this project among others are:

1. To increase student knowledge of Internet safety;
2. To aid the student in identifying dangers on the Internet;
3. To build critical-thinking and decision-making skills relating to computer usage;
4. To help students protect themselves from inappropriate behavior online;
5. To promote digital citizenship and responsibility with enhancing opportunities for Children;
6. To improve the health, safety and education of our children by providing trusted, easy-to-read, evidence-based resources to families and caregivers including teachers;
7. To Build safer Internet access for children and youth in Nigeria.

Focus Topics


 The Next Big Thing
 Digital Citizenship: Understanding Human, Cultural, and Societal Issues Related to Technology and Practice Legal and Ethical Behavior
 New Media and Children: Reducing Challenges, Maximizing Opportunities
 New Trend in Social and Online Crime
 Cyber bullying Operation Uncool
 Child Rights vs Child Privacy

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