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Tuesday, September 2 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Child Online Protection : Roles and Responsibilities, Best Practices and Challenges (Host Country Session)

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In today’s Internet age, online safety is an important issue. With the continuous evolution of technology, society is evolving itself in an unprecedented way, towards the point where everyone and everything is connected all the time. Although there is an increasing trend in the number of people online, there seems to be a gap between children and parents in terms of Internet use and knowledge. As children have specific needs and vulnerabilities with regard to online safety, they should be empowered. Children are spending ever-greater amounts of time working on and playing with computers. Children aged 6 to 11 years have access to the Internet and online technologies with an increasing rate. Awareness is important for parents in protecting their children against inappropriate content and possible damages on cyberspace. Thus, safer use of Internet is vital for families, educators, and all individuals in society.

It is known that, in line with the guidelines of the UN Resolution 44-25 and the Tunis Commitment emphasizing the role of ICTs in the protection of children, many global and national initiatives have been set up in order to promote and protect child online safety and various best practices on the subject have emerged. Awareness rising is an important aspect of these initiatives.

As child online safety has many aspects, a multistakeholder approach, including close cooperation between governmental institutions, network operators, Internet service providers, ICT industry and non-governmental organizations are of significant importance. This session will discuss the role of various stakeholders in child online protection, as well as best practice solutions for making Internet a safer place for children and current challenges faced when implementing such solutions.

Discussions on concrete examples, with an emphasis on the pros and cons for each of them, will be held. 


Fatih Çekirge

Writer (Hürriyet) | | 29 Kasım 1958’de doğdum. Evli ve 2 çocuk babasıyım. Gazi Üniversitesi Yönetim Bilimleri Fakültesini bitirdim. Gazeteciliğe, 1980’li yılların sonunda, Yeni Asır Gazetesinde başladım. | 1987 yılında Hürriyet Gazetesi’nin Ankara bürosuna transfer oldum. 1990 -1993  yılları arasında  Hürriyet Gazetesi’nin Ankara Temsilcisi ve... Read More →


Özgür Fatih Akpinar

Özgür Fatih Akpınar studied Labour Economics and Industrial Relationship at Ankara University and graduated in 2000. He holds a Master of Law degree from University of Essex (2008) and a Master of Science degree from Middle East Technical University (2009). Mr. Akpınar has been working at Information and Communications Technologies Authority of Turkey (ICTA) since 2001. He was promoted to the position of telecommunications expert... Read More →

Doğan Ufuk Güneș

Chairman of YASAD (NGO)

Susie Hargreaves

CEO, Internet Watch Foundation
Susie Hargreaves joined the IWF in September 2011 as Chief Executive. She has worked in the charity sector for more than 25 years in a range of senior positions. Susie is a Board member of the UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS), a member of the ITU Child Online Protection Working Group and an Advisory Group member of Stop it Now! Susie has recently joined the BBFC’s Consultative Council. She is a Clore Fellow and was... Read More →

Timur Sirt

Writer (Sabah)

Tuesday September 2, 2014 11:00am - 12:30pm
Workshop Room 10 (Rumeli -1 Floor / Room 7 + 8)