Information and communication technology

The explosion of information and communication technology has created unprecedented opportunities for children to communicate, learn, share and access information. But wider and more easily available access to the Internet and associated technologies also pose significant risks to children’s rights – both offline and online. Industry has a key role to play in ensuring the provision of safer and more secure products and services, while at the same time driving innovative solutions that expand positive opportunities for children. UNICEF collaborates with companies, governments and civil society to promote children’s rights in a digital world, working to tackle issues such as the transmission of child online sexual abuse images, inappropriate content, online bullying, privacy and digital literacy. Through advocacy, partnerships and the development of standards and guidance, UNICEF seeks to drive greater consideration of children’s rights amongst industry and policymakers to make the Internet a place where children can exercise all of their rights.