We are committed to helping children safely explore, learn and grow through digital tools by educating them, their parents, teachers and caregivers on the risks and opportunities of digital technology.
What we are doing
The potential for encountering inappropriate content, online predators, cyberbullying, and online threats has significantly increased during the pandemic with young people worldwide spending more time online unsupervised. UNESCO estimates that 1 billion students and youth worldwide were affected by school closures due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
- We integrated parental controls and the distribution of safe internet into our mobile, fixed and cable TV customer processes in the markets where we operate in Latin America.
- Since 2016, Millicom and its partners throughout Latin America have trained more than 480,000 youth on the benefits and risks of digital technology through child online protection programs. We teach them how to use the web safely and productively so they can maximize the opportunities it can provide for education, employment, and innovation.
- We continue to fight and prevent access to online Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) through our network by continuously implementing blocking mechanisms region-wide and advancing industry initiatives.
Provided training to more than 480,000 children and adolescents on the benefits and risks of digital technology since 2016.
What we want to do
- Our goal is to reach, through our COP programs, the following by 2023: 70,000 teachers, 200,000 parents and caregivers, 700,000 children and adolescents.