Child Protection in Digital Education

Policy Brief and Technical Note

Girl in Zimbabwe accesses UNICEF supported digital education.


Over the past decade, schools have increasingly adopted the use of education technologies, or EdTech, to facilitate learning and teaching within schools. Digital learning brings opportunities for children but also introduces risks that need to be managed effectively. This policy brief and accompanying technical note are intended to assist governments in ensuring that the introduction and use of digital learning tools in schools promote equal and accessible education for all children and ensure the protection of children from the risks that the technology may introduce or amplify. While the primary audience is ministries and departments of education and ministries of children or equivalent, these documents may also be useful for other public and private providers of educational and extra-curricula services and activities for children.

Child Protection in Digital Education