Useful resources

This section features key resources related to children’s rights and business in a digital world, including research, discussion papers, training and advocacy materials.

Training modules:

These modules can be used for self-learning or training for different audiences on children’s rights and the ICT sector. They cover a range of material, including introductions to children’s rights both offline and online, as well as child rights due diligence for the ICT sector more generally as well as for different sub-sectors.

Introduction to Children’s Rights in the ICT sector [PDF]

Child Online Protection Guidelines for the ICT Sector [PDF]

Carrying Out Child Rights Due Diligence in the ICT Sector [PDF]

Child Right’s Due Diligence for Mobile Operators [PDF]

Child Rights Due Diligence for Online and Mobile Games and Application Development [PDF]


Business leaders talk with UNICEF about the risks and opportunities children face when using the Internet. They explain why companies need to take action and work together to keep children safe online and maximize the benefits of the Internet for children.


Milka Pietikainen, Vice President Corporate Responsibility for Millicom, discusses Millicom’s approach to child rights, and the business case and benefits of carrying out impact assessments on children.


Dieter Carstensen, Head of Digital Child Safety for Lego, discusses Lego’s approach to carrying out a child online safety assessment using UNICEF tools for business.discusses Lego’s approach to promoting children’s digital rights, and why children’s online safety should be a priority for the industry as a whole.


Jenny Jones, Director Public Policy for GSMA, discusses what success looks like for GSMA’s work to keep children safe online, and how industry and key stakeholders can collaborate to promote a child rights approach to online safety.

Children’s Rights and the Internet: From Guidelines to Practice 
A series of articles from Guardian Sustainable Business showcasing debate, opinions and good practices on children’s rights and the Internet. [PDF] English, Spanish

Global kids online
This project is an initiative by UNICEF Research Centre Innocenti and LSE. It is based on the EU kids Online initiative (done in 33 countries), but modified to suit different contexts. The pilot countries in 2016 include Argentina, South Africa, the Philippines and Serbia.

Researching Children’s Rights in the Digital Age: Global Kids Online (a 2-pager on the new Global Kids Online initiative)
Researching Children’s Rights Globally in the Digital Age (information about a LSE, EU kids online and UNICEF symposium related to the research on children and internet)

#End Violence against Children
UNICEF resource on violence against children