New Delhi: UNICEF India and Fb on Monday launched a joint initiative on ending violence towards youngsters with a particular deal with on-line security.
The partnership seeks to create a secure surroundings for kids on-line and offline. It goals to enhance youngsters’s resilience and capability to entry the digital world safely, improve consciousness on violence towards youngsters and its affect on youngsters, households, and communities, in addition to improve abilities of communities and frontline employees to higher forestall and reply to violence.
The year-long initiative will embrace a nation-wide social media consciousness marketing campaign, and capability constructing for 100,000 college youngsters on on-line security, digital literacy, and psychosocial help.
“The Covid-19 pandemic has elevated possibilities for kids to face violence — whether or not on-line or offline. Acknowledging the numerous efforts being made to finish violence towards youngsters, it’s necessary totally different stakeholders come collectively, to extend consciousness, change behaviours and perceptions round how, when and the place violence towards youngsters happens. That is essential to advertise higher understanding of violence and simplest methods to make sure baby security each on-line and offline,” stated Yasumasa Kimura, UNICEF India Deputy Consultant Programmes, in a press release.
“Being on-line offers younger folks so many decisions. It offers them abilities similar to self-control and resilience that may assist them make selections that may result in optimistic outcomes each on-line and offline. Defending youngsters on-line is necessary to us and we take this accountability critically. Right this moment, we’re delighted to accomplice with UNICEF to make the web secure for kids and younger audiences,” added Madhu Sirohi, Fb Head of Programmes and Outreach.
The partnership will allow youngsters to take part in public life by utilizing the facility of digital platforms, and to advocate for points they care about, Sirohi stated.