National Strategy Guide on Online Child Protection ITU Regional Workshop onPolicy Advocacy & Capacity Building in Child Online Protection for ARB Region, Muscat-Oman, 30-31 October 2011 Professor Julia Davidson, PhD Kingston University & Centre for Abuse & Trauma Studies
Challenges • Policy and Legal consensus across nations and jurisdictions • Development of shared definitions of online child abuse • Development of national frameworks to support local policy and practice • Advances in technology such as the expansion of mobile technology resulting in loss of parental control for younger children • Understanding converged environment- children don’t distinguish between online and offline in some contexts. • Understanding offender use of SNS and P2P on global scale- implications for child protection on SNS • Educating teenagers – appropriate behaviour and digital footprint & working with young children- different approaches needed?
Context: ITU Child Online Protection(COP) key objectives: • Identify the key risks and vulnerabilities to children and young people in cyberspace; • Create awareness of the risks and issues through multiple channels; • Develop practical tools to help governments, organizations and educators to minimize risk; • Share knowledge and experience while facilitating international strategic partnerships to define and implement concrete Initiatives.
Guide & ToolkitProfessor Julia Davidson & Karl Hopwood Aim: to enable development and enhancement of frameworks by countries within different geographical contexts. Structured around COP strategic pillars: • Legal measures • Technical & procedural measures • Organisational structures • Capacity building • International collaboration
Guide and Toolkit Development Process • Draft guide & toolkit developed (October 2011) • Sent to partners for comment, partners asked to provide examples of practice. • Guide revised • Final document produced early 2012
Contact: Professor Julia Davidson Kingston University, London firstname.lastname@example.org