First online child protection website in Vietnam launched

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The Vietnam Network for Child Online Protection recently debuted its website for online child protection and receiving child abuse reports.

First online child protection website in Vietnam launched
A student studies online. A website has been launched to popularise child online protection skills and knowledge. —VNA/VNS Photo

The website was launched by the Authority of Information Security under the Ministry of Information and Communications.

The network gathers 24 units, including representatives of the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, the Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of Education and Training, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, along with associations, businesses, and domestic and foreign organisations specialised in child online protection.

In the “Opinion Expression” section, users, including children, can give their ideas. At the same time, State agencies can take their opinions into account in policymaking to listen to the public, especially children.

Updated information about internet safety for children in Vietnam and the world and new technologies developed for keeping children safe online can be found in the “News” section.

Meanwhile, the “Tools” section provides useful ideas and software for children to engage in healthy interactions on the internet.

Apart from the hotline 111 of the Child Affairs Department, users can also send child abuse reports via this website. The Vietnam Network for Child Online Protection will later verify the reports and take response measures.

The website launch is a step to carry out the Prime Minister’s Decision issued on June 1 last year to protect and assist children in healthy and creative interactions on the internet from 2021 to 2025.

Source: Vietnam News

The strong development of the Internet and social networks has made children become digital citizens early, which brings many benefits in the service of learning, entertainment, and enhanced social interaction.

Children often spend a lot of time learning, playing and exploring on the internet. Besides the undeniable benefits, unseen threats are also part of cyberspace.

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