Child safety online
Global challenges and strategies
The Internet, mobile phones and other electronic media provide children and young people with levels of access to information, culture, communication and entertainment impossible to imagine just 20 years ago. With many of their extraordinary benefits, however, come hazards. The Internet and associated
technologies have made abusive images of children easier to create and distribute, and provide significant new opportunities for abusers to access and make contact with children and young people online. While information and communication technologies (ICT) have not created crimes involving sexual
abuse and exploitation of children, they have enhanced the scale and potential of some old and familiar ones.