ITU Blog: How ITU’S child online protection efforts help address the UN Sustainable Development Goals

ITU Blog: How ITU’S child online protection efforts help address the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) are now crucial tools for children’s education. But these new tools can bring new risks to our most vulnerable digital citizens.

For example, a new report shows that up to 1 in 6 children in the United Kingdom are online from the age of 3 or under, with 25% using the Internet before they start school. Meanwhile, six in ten children surveyed in another new report said they worry about cyber-bullying, and 16% said that cyberbullying was a bigger concern than real-life bullying.

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