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Use of social media by children and adolescents in East Asia

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Social media platforms are central to children’s everyday lives in almost every part of the world, including East Asia. Understanding how children interact with social media, their perceptions of risk and the steps they take to mitigate these risks is essential to identifying and developing effective strategies and interventions to prevent and respond to online sexual abuse and exploitation. This study is a snapshot of children’s use of social media in East Asia, focusing on four countries: Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand.

The report is only available in English.

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UNICEF East Asia and the Pacific Regional Office
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