The final materials – a print booklet and online videos – aim to give children the skills to use the Internet positively and safely.They will be distributed online, in schools and through children’s networks.
“My school uses i Pads as learning tools and our teachers give us tests online,” she says. It’s easier because we don’t just have one source of information. I like reading the BBC, chatting online with friends, and sharing photos on Instagram.” But the Internet has not always been a safe space for Nicole – just a few years ago she was a victim of cyberbullying.
“When I was 10 to 12, other children at school picked on me because I was a loner and didn’t have a mobile phone,” Nicole recalls. We had a laptop at home, so I set up a Facebook profile, but they still bullied me.
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From social media to online chatting, the Internet has countless avenues for sharing and connecting with friends and communities.
BANGKOK, Thailand, 7 June 2016 – Fourteen-year-old Nicole is a confident and outgoing girl from Kuala Lumpur, or ‘KL’ as locals call it.
Famous for its iconic Petronas Twin Towers, her city is the high-rise metropolitan capital of Malaysia.But they also face increased risks, including from cyberbullying and potential abuse.” To tackle the risks children face on the Internet, UNICEF has partnered with the Child Rights Coalition Asia (CRC Asia) to produce materials by and for children about how to stay safe online.At the Bangkok consultation, Nicole and others helped refine the materials to make them child-friendly and relevant for Asian countries, including Cambodia; Hong Kong, China; Indonesia; Malaysia; the Philippines; Thailand and Viet Nam.But this open network also carries many risks, especially for children.After falling victim to cyberbullying, Nicole is on a mission to make sure the same doesn’t happen to her peers.“Children’s rights haven’t changed in the Internet age, but the context in which they’re expressed has,” said Afrooz Kaviani Johnson, a UNICEF child protection expert.