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I’m not sure exactly if readers know what the Dynamic Coalition for child safety online is, so I will provide a succint defintion based on the one presented in the meeting itself. According to its members, the
DC on child safety online is a group of individuals who, during the IGF, come
together to look at issues related to online safety for children.
Although many questions were raised in the…Continue
After sitting in on the Commonwealth Regional Network meeting on child safety, I think there were two issues which kept arising in the conversation: access as a whole and the need for more specific legislation
about child safety online.
First of all, the topic of access was mentioned by participants from various Commonwealth states, but especially by the speaker representing West Africa, who made some…Continue
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The workshop provided a very useful introduction as to what constitutes “digital citizenship” , how the internet can be used in order to educate children about what a good citizen is and also what acceptable online
behavior is. The speakers seemed to agree on the fact that digital citizenship
is an emerging field that needs more attention and research. Also, the message
that was prevalent throughout the meeting was that citizenship education needs
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John Carr (eNACSO) made a really good point about how today’s challenges reagarding child safety are not the same problems that we were facing a couple of years ago. Now, children unfortunately give away much too
much about their whereabouts, by constantly posting comments on social newtworking
sites such as Twitter and Facebook. Carr pointed out that some children who are
now on Facebook have close to 5000 friends. Obviously, only a handful of those
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