AKAP trains children and youth on cybersafety

March 01, 2016

All children have the right to move, play, and live in a safe environment. This includes the right to be safe in cyberspace. The fast growth of internet use among the Filipino youth is startling, but even more alarming is the increasing rate of cybercrimes involving children and the youth.

On 26-28 February 2016, the Adhikain para sa Karaptang Pambata (AKAP) - the child rights desk of the atone Human Rights Center, with the full support of UNICEF-Philippines, held a Basic Orientation Seminar on safety in cyberspace entitled, “ChildTALK 2.0: Child-Friendly Cyberspace”. The seminar was held in Camp Allen, Sta. Cruz, Laguna. Fifty-five children and youth, most of them graduates of previous ChildTALK batches, participated in the activity. The participants came from different areas: Calauan, Laguna; five barangays from the Bicol Region; Mandaluyong City; and three barangays from Quezon City.

The seminar trained the participants on the pros and cons of using the internet, cybercrimes, digital rights, and responsible use of the internet. The program also included a refresher module on basic children’s rights and facilitation skills. Through the different activities, the participants were able to reflect and share their struggles in using the internet and they also identified the cybersafety issues that their communities face.

The Basic Orientation Seminar is one of the activities lined up for ChildTALK 2.0. The participants from the Basic Orientation Seminar will also undergo a Leadership and Evaluation and Planning (LEAP) Session and they will then conduct a Community Awareness-Raising and Education Session (CARE) on pressing cybersafety issues in their respective communities.

Oftentimes, children are the last to be consulted when it comes to issues that affect them. AKAP firmly believes in the importance of a child’s voice when it comes to addressing the issues that they experience. Through ChildTALK or Child Rights Teaching and Learning for and by Kids, AKAP trains children on different child-related laws and facilitation skills with the end goal of developing them to be child right’s advocates in their communities. Since its inception, ChildTALK has produced five batches of child right’s advocates who have a working knowledge of children’s rights and child-related laws and have been able to teach as trainers and over-all facilitators to their peers.

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  • AKAP trains children and youth on cybersafety
    Tuesday, March 01, 2016

    All children have the right to move, play, and live in a safe environment. This includes the right to be safe in cyberspace. The fast growth of internet use among the Filipino youth is startling, but even more alarming is the increasing rate of cybercrimes involving children and the youth.

    On 26-28 February 2016, the Adhikain para sa Karaptang Pambata (AKAP) - the child rights desk of the atone Human Rights Center, with the full support of UNICEF-Philippines, held a Basic Orientation Seminar on safety in cyberspace entitled, “ChildTALK 2.0: Child-Friendly Cyberspace”. The seminar was held in Camp Allen, Sta. Cruz, Laguna. Fifty-five children and youth, most of them graduates of previous ChildTALK batches, participated in the activity. The participants came from different areas: Calauan, Laguna; five barangays from the Bicol Region; Mandaluyong City; and three barangays from Quezon City.

    The seminar trained the participants on the pros and cons of using the internet, cybercrimes, digital rights, and responsible use of the internet. The program also included a refresher module on basic children’s rights and facilitation skills. Through the different activities, the participants were able to reflect and share their struggles in using the internet and they also identified the cybersafety issues that their communities face.

    The Basic Orientation Seminar is one of the activities lined up for ChildTALK 2.0. The participants from the Basic Orientation Seminar will also undergo a Leadership and Evaluation and Planning (LEAP) Session and they will then conduct a Community Awareness-Raising and Education Session (CARE) on pressing cybersafety issues in their respective communities.

    Oftentimes, children are the last to be consulted when it comes to issues that affect them. AKAP firmly believes in the importance of a child’s voice when it comes to addressing the issues that they experience. Through ChildTALK or Child Rights Teaching and Learning for and by Kids, AKAP trains children on different child-related laws and facilitation skills with the end goal of developing them to be child right’s advocates in their communities. Since its inception, ChildTALK has produced five batches of child right’s advocates who have a working knowledge of children’s rights and child-related laws and have been able to teach as trainers and over-all facilitators to their peers.