Egypt, UN and the EU Launch Campaign to Protect Children from Online Abuse
‘Amani Dot Com’ is a new campaign by the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood, alongside UNICEF and the EU, which looks to raise awareness on how to shield children from the online world.
Sometime between 'Never give out your personal information online' and every person on the planet sharing photos of sick keggers on their Facebook accounts, we've taken our internet safety for granted. And with every other child getting babysat by YouTube these days, it might be high time for a refresher course. In honour of International Children’s Day, a new campaign for protecting children from violence and harassment online has been launched by UNICEF, the European Union, and the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood. The ‘Amani Dot Com’ campaign - or ‘my safety dot com’ in Arabic - looks to raise awareness among children and parents on what measures to take to shield their kids from the threats of the internet, such as exposure to harmful content, online abuse and predators.
The social media platforms of all three organizing parties will provide caregivers with information-rich content enabling them to enhance their protective strategies. Finally, through the campaign hashtag, #أماني_دوت_كوم, you’ll be able to share and read others’ advice and experiences.
A child helpline (16000) has been implemented to report online crimes against children. The council will provide a WhatsApp service through 01102121600, which will be administered with total anonymity.