Workshop collects opinions on child cyberspace protection project

Thursday, 2020-05-28 16:55:54
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The project to “protect and support children to interact healthily and creatively in the cyber environment during the 2020-2025 period” will be submitted to the Government in June.
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NDO – A workshop was held jointly by the Ministry of Information and Communications (MoIC) and the United Nations Children's Fund in Hanoi on May 28 to collect opinions on the project to “protect and support children to interact healthily and creatively in the cyber environment during the 2020-2025 period”.

The project, which is expected to be submitted to the Prime Minister in June, aims to protect the personal secrets, privacy and other rights of children when they access information and participate in activities online as well as support them to interact healthily and creatively in cyberspace.

Proposing measures to protect children on the internet, Deputy Head of the Information Security Department under the MoIC Hoang Minh Tien emphasised five basic issues: the legal basis of Vietnam; effective methods to educate and propagate adolescents; the use of technologies to support children in cyber environment; the improvement of the internet usage capacity of the whole society and international cooperation to solve problems related to children in cyberspace.

At the workshop, participants offered opinions on how to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of law enforcement and inter-sectoral coordination mechanisms in child protection in the cyber environment.

They also proposed policies to encourage and attract businesses, especially Vietnamese technology enterprises, to invest in building products and services to protect and support children in terms of their ability to interact healthily and creatively in cyberspace.

The MoIC will call for technology enterprises to join hands in developing applications and useful programmes for children.

In addition, delegates gave opinions on the renovation of communications work, especially through social media, in order to raise public awareness of the issues mentioned in the project.