Press Release: Experts agree on strategy to protect children in cyberspace

Tokyo communiqué on Safer Internet Environment for Children

Geneva, 18 June 2009 — The Strategic Dialogue on Safer Internet Environment for Children took place 2−3 June in Tokyo, Japan. A communiqué issued at the closing highlighted agreements on developing a framework for achieving safety, promoting voluntary self-regulatory initiatives in the private sector and improving user literacy to increase awareness among children and young people as well as among parents, guardians and educators.

Draft guidelines on Child Online Protection (COP), which have been prepared in close collaboration with numerous UN agencies and other organizations, including ITU, UNICRI, INTERPOL, and the European Network Information Security Agency were reviewed at the Strategic Dialogue.

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