Taiwan Safer Internet Day Committee - ECPAT Taiwan
Last updated: 2023-02-05
About our SID activities
Digital parenting is an essential lesson for modern parents. Parents are concerned about how much time their children spend online, what content they are exposed to, and how they interact with others to avoid cyberbullying. And in the face of the increasing incidents of image-based sexual violence and online grooming, how to protect children's safety when surfing the internet. Cultivating everyone's digital literacy and being able to respond positively to the internet crisis is the task ECPAT Taiwan committed to in recent years. So this year, we will be producing learning resources, including videos, a children's book, and a board game, that carers of children can use at home and at school to conduct digital citizenship lessons with their children.
What we are doing to support the SID 2023 slogan of "Together for a better internet"…
ECPAT Taiwan will encourage people to be more aware of their online behaviour, use the internet safely and responsibly, and cultivate internet users' critical thinking and digital resilience skills. We will hold a series of webinars that feature discussion prompts for families and teachers to encourage dialogue with children about safety and healthy online life.
What we are doing to mark the 20th anniversary of Safer Internet Day…
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Safer Internet Day, ECPAT Taiwan will hold a press conference and panel discussion. We will invite Children's Advisory Representatives, legislators, and Microsoft to share their perspectives and concerns, and discuss how to use their influence and ability to create a safer and better digital world.
ECPAT Taiwan was established in 1994 and aims to end the sexual exploitation of children. We have prevention and protection programmes of sexual exploitation of children and human trafficking, advocate child's safety online, and promote the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).
Scope of service:
- Independent Living Project for Marginalised Girls
- Zhanchi Independent Housing – provide accommodation for girls, and build their self-sufficiency skills.
- Zhanchi Glassware – help the girls cultivate the right work attitude and habits, and develop positive social skills.
- Support for Child Victims of Sexual Exploitation
- New Taipei City family intervention for sexually exploited children.
- Taoyuan City follow-up service for sexually exploited children.
- Services for victims of non-consensual intimate image abuse.
- Human Trafficking Prevention and Support
- Provide consultation services and assistance for victims of human trafficking.
- Monitor the implementation of the human trafficking prevention programme by the Taiwanese government.
- Online Child Safety Protection
- web547 hotline: provide internet users with the venue to report illegal and inappropriate content.
- web885 helpline: provide advice to the public on issues relating to internet safety.
- smartkid: provide information to all age groups including children and parents, regarding online safety, as well as visiting schools to promote online safety.
- Convention on the Rights of the Child
- Proposed the alliance of Taiwan NGOs for CRC, and actively advocate the rights of children.
- Facilitated the ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in Taiwan, and monitor the implementation of such a programme by the Taiwanese government.
- International cooperation
- In 1991, joined ECPAT International as a founding member.
- In 2005, became a member of INHOPE, joining forces with other international members and police to fight against illegal internet content.
- Organise international conferences to actively share and exchange experiences with other countries.