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Safer Internet Day: how can we keep kids protected online?

POSTED February 7, 2023

Safer Internet Day: how can we keep kids protected online?

As connectivity increases, learn how we’re working to help kids around the world become safe, effective digital citizens

By Danielle Daley, digital community coordinator, Canada

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It’s Safer Internet Day, and we’re using the time to zero in on the rapid expansion of the digital world to vulnerable kids and communities around the globe. We’re joining with our partners at the ChildFund Alliance to support better online safety.

“Learning about consent, boundaries, sex and sexuality, and how to say no to others will provide us with better skills to stay safe online,” explains Luel, a young man from our Ethiopia program.

With one in three Internet users under the age of 18, we’re committed to creating a digital space where kids can enjoy the benefits of increased access to information and learning resources, without fear of exploitation.

So, we’re joining with our partners around the world on an initiative called WEB Safe and Wise. Through partnerships with government authorities, tech leaders and civil society, we’re focusing on two goals.

  • advocating for laws and policies to protect children from online sexual exploitation and abuse
  • ensuring children are effective digital citizens equipped to engage online safely, ethically and responsibly

You can help keep kids safe online on Safer Internet Day and onward. Support digital learning through our gift catalogue today or watch to learn more.

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Children Believe works globally to empower children to dream fearlessly, stand up for what they believe in — and be heard. For 60+ years, we’ve brought together brave young dreamers, caring supporters and partners, and unabashed idealists. Together, we’re driven by a common belief: creating access to education — inside and outside of classrooms — is the most powerful tool children can use to change their world.

About ChildFund Alliance:

A member of ChildFund Alliance, Children Believe is part of a global network of child-focused development organizations working to create opportunities for children and youth, their families and communities. ChildFund helps nearly 23-million children and their families in 70 countries overcome poverty and underlying conditions that prevent children from achieving their full potential. We work to end violence against children; provide expertise in emergencies and disasters to ease the harmful impact on children and their communities; and engage children and youth to create lasting change and elevate their voices in decisions that affect their lives.

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