Taiwan Safer Internet Day Committee - ECPAT Taiwan
About our SID activities
To celebrate Safer Internet Day 2020, ECPAT Taiwan is going to hold a press conference to appeal to the government of Taiwan and parents to yield attention to the risks of children surfing the internet and taking (nude) selfies. Microsoft Taiwan, Google, Facebook and the Grateful Social Welfare Foundation will be invited to attend the event and display their support to ECPAT Taiwan's year-round education and advocacy activities in Taiwan including digital literacy, online safety and anti-child sexual exploitation education programme in primary schools and preschools, and the Taiwan Youth Safer Internet Forum in August 2020.
What we are doing to support the SID 2020 slogan of "Together for a better internet"…
"Becoming a resilient person in a digital world." ECPAT Taiwan will collaborate with stakeholders to provide early educators and families with books and learning materials to prepare children for the technology and connectivity they will experience in their lives.
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.
- 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 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 Taiwan NGOs for CRC, and actively advocate the rights of children.
- Facilitated the ratification of 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.