What you can do to help stop the Online Sexual Abuse & Exploitation of Filipino Children

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10 Internet Safety Tips for Kids


  1. Never show your personal details.

    Do not post or send your phone number, credit card details, home address, school’s name or your location to anyone you meet online or any social networking site.
  2. Never meet in person with anyone you first “met” online.

    If someone asks to meet you, tell your parents or guardian right away. Some people may not be who they say they are.
  3. Never respond to mean, nasty, suggestive or rude emails or posts.

    Delete all unwanted messages. You may need to unfriend, delete, or unfollow people who continuously post content which you find bothersome, distasteful and inappropriate.
  4. Do not hang around a chat room if someone says or writes something which makes you feel uncomfortable or worried.

  5. Do not download and install any software on your phone, tablet or computer without checking first with your parents or guardian.

    Some applications may be harmful to your devices and compromise your privacy.
  6. Do not share your password with anyone, including your best friend.

    The only people who should know your password other than yourself are your parents or guardian.
  7. Do tell your parents or guardian if you see bad language, distasteful pictures and inappropriate video while you are online.

  8. Do remember that if someone makes you an offer that is too attractive like getting rich instantly, meeting a celebrity, or making you famous, the offer is most likely a trap.

  9. Use the privacy settings on social networking sites.

    Keep them as high as possible.
  10. Think carefully before posting pictures or videos of yourself.

    Once you’ve uploaded a photo or video online, other people can see it and may be able to download it. Never post inappropriate photos of anyone, including yourself, your family and friends.

What SAFERKIDSPH is Doing


1 out of 2 children have experienced cyber violence. SaferKidsPH is the pioneering consortium composed of the Australian Embassy, Save the Children Philippines, The Asia Foundation, and the United Nations Children’s Fund, created to reduce online sexual abuse and exploitation of children (OSAEC) in the Philippines. SaferKidsPH works with children and their families, the Philippine Government, civil society, and the private sector to ensure that children are safe and protected online.

Goal

Reduced prevalence of abuse and sexual exploitation of children in the Philippines

Program Impact

An enhanced child protection system to address online sexual abuse and exploitation of children in the Philippines

Component 1:

Social and Behavior Change Campaign

End of Program Outcome:

Positive behaviors practiced towards protection of children from online abuse and exploitation intermediate

Outcome:

Children, parents, schools, primary caregivers, faith-based organizations, local groups, business and media have improved knowledge, attitudes, and practices to protect children from online abuse and exploitation

Component 2:

Investigation, Prosecution and Adjudication

End of Program Outcome:

Strengthened supportive systems, operations, and structures of targeted executive, judicial and legislative agencies to enhance relevant child protection policies and processes’ responsiveness to address OSAEC cases

Outcome:

Enhanced care referral supportive systems and law enforcement/case management processes of targeted executive, judicial and legislative agencies to investigate, adjudicate, manage OSAEC cases

Component 3:

Local Government Capacity to Stop OSAEC in Hotspot Areas

End of Program Outcome:

Improved service delivery for OSAEC prevention and protection of children in target OSAEC hotspots

Outcome:

Improved quality of governance at the local level to respond to child protection nd OSAEC cases

What Government Can Do


  • Enhance efforts to identify children-victims and ensure that they receive the necessary assistance, support and protection
  • Investigate cases of Online Sexual Abuse and Exploitation of Children and identify, apprehend and prosecute perpetrators
  • Increase awareness among children, parents, educators and the community at large about the risks
  • Train stakeholders and strengthen coordination and cooperation among stakeholders and experts, including those in local government units
  • Strengthen and make available prevalence and administrative data on OSAEC to inform better analysis and design of prevention programme and response
  • Continue to work with global community in investigating and resolving cases, and harnessing international cooperation and expertise
  • Reduce the availability of OSAEC images and videos and the re-victimization of children
  • Review current policies and laws for possible reform

What Civil Society Can Do


  • Continue to be engaged and strengthen CSO networks to call for higher accountability of Government
  • Mobilize communities, including children, parents, caregivers and families to increase awareness and protective behavior
  • Increase competencies and expertise on OSAEC
  • Link OSAEC advocacy to mainstream Child Protection work

What Private Sector Can Do


  • Keep your platforms safe always
  • Teach children and families to stay safe online
  • Lend your brands, your influence and your networks to amplify the issue
  • Self regulate, implement the laws

ANZCHAM members can help out in 3 ways:

OPTION 1: COMMUNICATE
Develop a SaferKidsPH Advocacy Communications Plan

  • Hold SaferKidsPH talks in town halls and brown bag sessions
  • Feature series of articles in your company’s internal and external websites

OPTION 2: PARTICIPATE
Volunteer at SaferKidsPH

  • Encourage employees to pledge their time to help SaferKidsPH in their programs (when needed, applicable, and safe for all)

OPTION 3: DONATE
Donate to SaferKidsPH and help make the internet safer for kids

  • P25,000 for the production and distribution of materials for awareness campaigns
  • P50,000 to assemble the activation booth in a school or community
  • P100,000 to support youth sessions, parents’ conferences on child online safety.
Donate Through ANZCHAM

ANZCHAM is working with UNICEF on the process of implementation of these options.

For inquiries, email Claudette Geron at membership@anzcham.com