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Regional WSIS Stocktaking Report 2016, Americas

ICT Projects and WSIS Action Line Related Activities in Americas

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In the period 2014-2016, WSIS Stocktaking Reports have reviewed 162 ICT-related projects and activities carried out by international organizations, governments, the private sector, civil society and other stakeholders in the Americas Region, with those in 2016 highlighting the efforts deployed by stakeholders involved in implementation of the SDGs. WSIS Stocktaking reports are based on the multistakeholder approach, including input from stakeholders from all over the world responding to ITU’s official call for stocktaking updates and new entries. The inputs from WSIS action line facilitators and co-facilitators also contribute to the reports.

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Building confidence and security in the use of ICTs

In Argentina, Amigos Conectados is a digital literacy programme developed by The Walt Disney Company Latin America and the non-governmental organization Chicos.net to raise awareness of digital citizenship, online safety and responsible Internet use, offering: training sessions for teachers, at which experts present information on trends in children’s digital citizenship and discuss challenges, tips and tools; training kits with exercises and worksheets to use in classrooms; websites featuring fun educational content for children, parents and teachers; contests encouraging children to explore websites; funded research into children’s use of technology; and pilot projects for students on how to apply creativity skills through coding (SDGs 4, 8, and 11).

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