Guidelines for Children on Child Online Protection

Second Edition 2016

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This manual contains guidelines for children and young people in all parts of the world on how to keep themselves and others safe online. However, a young internet user of seven years of age is very unlikely to have the same needs or interests as a 12 year old just starting at High School or a 17 year old on the brink of adulthood. At different points in the Guidelines, the advice or recommendations fits these different contexts.



Children and young people’s use of technology

Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are changing the way children interact with their peers, the way they access information, express their views, post and share creative content. Children and young people specifically like the highly interactive nature of many Internet related services. In general, for children, the Internet is something they feel secure about, something they like, and something interesting, fun, relaxing, useful, and friendly.


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