Cambodia Safer Internet Day Committee - APLE (Internet Hotline Cambodia)
Last updated: 2021-01-23
About our SID activities
For Safer Internet Day (SID) 2021, with the support of UNICEF Cambodia, APLE plans to celebrate SID campaign and carry out multiple activities, focusing on promoting APLE’s internet hotline and reporting against OCSE (online child sexual exploitation). Through this campaign, the following activities will be undertaken:
- Co-organise SID event with the National Committee for Counter Trafficking and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports to raise awareness on the emerging trends of OCSE and call for public responses to keep children safe.
- Facilitate simultaneous dialogues, presentations discussions and meetings on the SID core theme "Together for a Better Internet" and "Preventing Online Child Sexual Exploitation" to be conducted by NGO partners, youth networks and communities with the technical support from APLE.
- Launch an online campaign thorough social media platforms in collaboration with the Cambodia PROTECT to raise awareness of OCSE and promote reporting.
- Produce and disseminate IEC materials to inform the public of online risks and safety measures.
- Organise two radio/TV talkshows before and after the SID event, featuring child online protection.
What we are doing to support the SID 2021 slogan of "Together for a better internet"...
We aim to reach and engage with over 600 (in person) children, young people, parents and community members and 215,000 people (virtually) to raise their awareness of online risks and safety measures as well as to promote public reporting and child online protection across Cambodia.
APLE is a child protection focused NGO established in 2003 in Cambodia, dedicatedly working to combat the child sexual abuse and exploitation. With the support of INHOPE Foundation, APLE created the internet hotline in 2015 for public reporting against child sexual abuse material online (CSAM), which is linked with law enforcement and other hotlines globally. The hotline provides a crucial link in the protective chain of interventions against child sexual abuse and exploitation, ensuring that the problem is investigated and, if found to be illegal, for the information to be sent to law enforcement.
For victims, APLE provides social, psychological and legal services and facilitates referrals to long-term care, rehabilitation and reintegration support, working in partnership with government and other NGO service providers.