MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Education (DepEd), in partnership with a non-government organization advocating children’s rights, launched a manual on online safety for public school students to prevent Internet-related child abuse.
Children rely on their parents to protect them from bullies, shelter them from harm, keep them safe. But while some children are trying to get around the internet and TV controls their parents set up to prevent them from seeing mature or inappropriate content, others are forced to create that content.
Unicef presses governments to better protect young people as international survey finds most 18-year-olds say friends take risks online Eight out of 10 18-year-olds worldwide believe young people are in danger of being sexually abused or taken advantage of online, a Unicef study suggests.
Eight out of 10 Filipino children are at risk of being victims of sexual abuse or bullying online, according to a recent study by the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef). The Unicef-Ipsos study titled “Perils and Possibilities: Growing up online” explored the youth’s perspective on the risks they are facing in the digital world. Based […]
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Poor families in the Philippines are pushing their children into performing live sex online for paedophiles around the globe in what one senior UNICEF official called a form of “child slavery”.
In the Philippines, parents are sexually exploiting their children via live stream online in exchange for money. The Guardian revealed Monday the problem is much worse than authorities initially thought it to be. One of the first of these cases was in 2011 and involved a mother who, with the help of her 13-year-old daughter, was live […]