Protecting children in cyberspace

(VOVWORLD) - Vietnam is entering a digital transformation period. A variety of devices, social networks, and mobile apps are making huge changes to people’s lives, particularly children. To protect children in cyberspace requires the engagement of the entire society. A communication campaign is needed to help children improve their life skills and avoid child abuse.
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A growing number of children have access to social networks like Facebook, Youtube, and Tik Tok.

Child protection in cyberspace is included in the 2016 Law on Children, the 2016 Law on Information Accession, and the 2018 Law on Cyber Security. But more specific regulations are needed to protect children from cyber bullying, harassment, fraud, and abuse.  

Nguyen Thanh Lam, Director of the Ministry of Information and Communications’ Press Department, said it’s important to help children interact safely on the Internet and protect their personal information and rights.

“The Ministry of Information and Communications will work with the Ministry of Education and Training to teach digital skills as part of the curriculum. We should refer to international models and examples to shorten research time, reduce costs, and gain better results,” Lam said

The Ministry of Labor, Invalids, and Social Affairs has worked with sectors and localities to implement a National Action Program on preventing child violence and abuse in the 2020-2025 period.

Dang Hoa Nam, Director of the Department for Child Protection, the Ministry of Labor, Invalids, and Social Affairs, said: “Law communications activities should use multiple channels. It’s best to use the Internet to communicate and popularize technical measures. We must also ensure a healthy cyberspace as recommended by the Global Child Forum”

To ban children from using the Internet for information and entertainment is not the best solution. Children need to be equipped with adequate skills and knowledge to use the internet effectively and safely.

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