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ITU Child Online Protection Initiative
ITU launched the Child Online Protection (COP) initiative in November 2008 as a multistakeholder effort within the Global Cybersecurity Agenda (GCA) framework aimed at bringing together partners from all sectors of the global community to ensure a safe and secure online experience for children everywhere. Please visit us: www.itu.int/cop.
COP aims to tackle cybersecurity holistically, addressing legal, technical, organizational and procedural issues as well as capacity building and international cooperation.
Our children are our future. This universal fact, coupled with young people’s particular vulnerability in an online environment, made a specialized initiative within the larger GCA framework a necessity.
The legal, technical and institutional challenges posed by the issue of cybersecurity are global and far-reaching and can only be addressed through a coherent strategy taking into account the role of different stakeholders and existing initiatives, within a framework of an international collaborative network.
COP has been established as an international collaborative network for action to promote the online protection of children worldwide by providing guidance on safe online behaviour in conjunction with other UN agencies and partners.
For more information regarding the COP Global Initiative please visit our website.