Why we must act to protect children online by Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden

Children who have suffered abuse, who were robbed of their childhood and instead carry guilt and shame … children who are at risk of future atrocities … it is for all these children that we are here today.

Nelson Mandela said: “History will judge us by the difference we make in the everyday lives of children.”

Today’s launch of ITU’s new guidelines for child online protection marks an important milestone in our international efforts to end violence against children. I am happy to see how several UN agencies, and many global NGOs including my Foundation, Childhood, came together to develop these important new resources that will help to drive action for safeguarding children online.

To continue reading this article, adapted from Queen Silvia’s remarks at last week’s online dialogue on the launch of the 2020 Child Online Protection Guidelines, go to news.itu.int/why-we-must-act-to-protect-children-online

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