Get Ready to Ride With Us!
Many children and young people enjoy online gaming, giving them opportunities to make friends, learn new skills and improve cognitive functions. The downsides and risks are also well documented and acknowledged by duty bearers, carers and young people themselves. Sadly, many children and young people are exposed to harmful content online, through gaming platforms. Some […]
Safer Internet Day 2023: We Have To Do More To Keep Children & Young People Safe Online
Today is Safer Internet Day. As child abuse increasingly takes on an online dimension, it’s especially important that this year’s international Safer Internet Day is drawing particular attention to the online safety of children and young people. I’m writing from the Netherlands, where we have recently been confronted with some horrific examples of online sexual […]
Six ambitious policies to end child abuse
We currently stand at a critical moment for the world’s children. Unless we act now and with urgency, we risk losing a generation of children to the long-term impacts of violence and abuse that will undermine child safety, health, learning and development long after the pandemic subsides. We cannot let that happen. Child Helpline International […]
Ensuring Children and Young People’s Voices are heard during Covid-19
Covid-19 continues to impact the lives of millions of children and young people around the globe. Despite lockdown and restrictions in many countries, child helplines have remained operational and many have been able to adjust quickly to the new realities of remote working, providing essential services in challenging times. For many children and young people, child helplines have been – and continue to be – the only point of […]