Guidelines for industry on online child protection

The Child Online Protection (COP) Initiative is a multi-stakeholder network launched by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to promote awareness of child safety in the online world.

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The Child Online Protection (COP) Initiative is a multi-stakeholder network launched by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to promote awareness of child safety in the online world and to develop practical tools to assist governments, industry and educators. As part of the initiative, in 2009, ITU published a set of COP Guidelines for four groups: children; parents, guardians and educators; industry; and policymakers. The Guidelines for Industry on Child Online Protection are aimed at establishing the foundation for safer and more secure use of Internet-based services and associated technologies for today’s children and future generations. In response to substantial advances in technology and convergence, ITU, UNICEF and the COP partners have developed and updated the Guidelines for the broad range of companies that develop, provide or make use of telecommunications or related activities in the delivery of their products and services.

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