Tackling Online Violence Against Children

Refugee girls in Bangladesh playing on a cell phone.


In the fast-changing digital world, child protection is more important than ever. Parents, caregivers, communities, and governments face new challenges in keeping children safe online. The rapid growth of digital technologies has left a gap in laws, services, and education to ensure safe and positive online experiences for children. As a result, children can be at risk of serious harm, like exploitation, trafficking, cyberbullying, and invasion of their privacy. UNICEF is actively working to address these issues and protect children from harm in the digital age.

This brief summarises UNICEF’s approach and features some of our programming in this area.