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World or Multi-Regional
Training topics
  • Cybersecurity
Training type
Online self-paced
  • French
  • English
Event organizer
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  • Adrian Andrea
  • Fanny Rotino
Course level



Designed for policy-makers, this course focuses on child online behaviours, threats, and risks associated with cyberspace, aiming to develop national policies and strategies that are holistic, inclusive, and evidence-based.

Policy makers, Regulators, Legislators and Law enforcement 

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Be familiar with children’s rights in relation to the digital environment
  • Identify and understand the risks, dangers, and vulnerabilities associated with children’s use of the Internet
  • Gain knowledge on the principles of Safety by Design for application in national policy making on COP
  • Better understanding of a core child protective services and the interplay among different agencies within the child protective system.
  • Better understanding of different technology advancements that impact children online for informed policy making.
  • Deeper understanding of the core components of National Policy making on COP
  • Better understanding of child centric and child focused policy making in relation to development of national plans of action. 

The course is delivered using Rise modules with interactive activities like quizzes, drag and drop exercises, flip cards, etc. It will include video clips and images selected from ITU Partners as well as interactive exercises focusing on nurturing learners' critical thinking and problem-solving skills when using the internet. 

 Scoring will be based on multiple choice questions and drag and drop activities. Total score higher than 70% is required to obtain the ITU digital badge. 

Module 1

  • Understanding children on the Internet and their rights 
  • The impact of technology on children’s digital experience . The 4C risk typology, orientation on the various risks and harms children may face online. 
  • Safety by Design
    • Risk assessment
    • Risk mitigation
    • Continuous oversight
    • Best practice case study: IEEE Standards 

Module 2

  • What are the main global frameworks on child online protection
    • ITU guideline on COP
    • WeProtect Model National Response
    • WeProtect Global Strategic Response
    • ASEAN Framework on protection of children online
    • CoE guidelines and Lanzarote convention
  • Understanding the global actors involved in Child Online Protection 

Module 3

  • Key Stakeholders and coordination mechanisms on child online protection 
  • ICT Policies
    • Legal and Regulatory Frameworks
    • Education
    • Personal data, identity and autonomy
    • Evidence, research and data
    • Education for digital literacy
    • Response and support systems
    • Public awareness and communications
    • Research and development
    • Global cooperation
  • Tools for policy mapping and how to use the COP Checklist to develop a national COP strategy 

Module 4

  • Referral mechanism Case management systems  Child centred counselling services Child centric complaint and reporting mechanisms 
  • New trends and issues such as encryption and also blocking and filtering of content on the internet 
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