Useful resources

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This section features key resources related to child online protection, including research and training materials.

UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti
As part of such a continuing program of work on Internet, mobile technologies and child rights, the Office of Research-Innocenti (UNICEF) is currently developing a research agenda that will focus on law and middle   income countries and generate comparable evidence to inform national and global Internet related policy.

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)

Digitally Connected
Digitally Connected is a collaboration between UNICEF and Harvard University Berkman Centre for Internet and Society.

Digitally Connected: Global Perspectives on Youth and Digital Media
Youth in Developing Countries

#End Violence against Children
UNICEF resource on violence against children

London School of Economics
Can the internet make a better contribution to children’s opportunities and well-being? [video]

As part of a programme of work on Internet, mobile technologies and child rights, and in collaboration with ROs, COs, DOC, GRACE, Programme Division, Innovations Unit and PFP the contribution of research to this fast moving field is being explored with support from London School of Economics.

The aim is to provide a more consistent theoretical underpinning of UNICEF’s interventions and advocacy, define a broader research framework and identify future research priorities.

ICTs and Children, UNICEF Office of Research Innocenti resources
London School of Economics resources

International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children
Model Legislation & Global Review

Review the status of child online protection in different countries.

INHOPE is an active and collaborative network of 51 hotlines in 45 countries worldwide, dealing with illegal content online and committed to stamping out child sexual abuse from the Internet. INHOPE Hotlines offer the public a way of anonymously reporting Internet material including child sexual abuse material they suspect to be illegal. The Hotline will ensure that the matter is investigated and if found to be illegal the information will be passed to the relevant Law Enforcement Agency and in many cases the Internet Service Provider hosting the content.

Internet Watch Foundation (IWF)
Internet Watch Foundation is a self-regulatory Hotline working on the elimination of child sexual abuse images online and member of INHOPE, the International Hotline Association. The IWF works directly with the online industry, offering a number of services that can help them protect their networks and their customers. These services include the IWF URL List for filtering known child sexual abuse content, the IWF Hash List for detecting and removing known child sexual abuse images and the IWF keyword list. Information about the IWF international reporting solution can be found here.

IWF International Reporting Solution [PDF]