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
With the increase in time spent online, the potential for children to encounter inappropriate content, online predators, cyberbullying, and other online threats has skyrocketed. We are committed to the digital well-being and safety of our children. That's why:
- We integrated parental controls and the distribution of safe internet into our mobile, fixed, and cable TV customer processes.
- Millicom and its partners have trained +560,000 youth in the region on the benefits and risks of digital technology through child online protection programs (COP) that teach them how to use the web safely and productively.
- We also present Patchers (Internet Guardians), a series of entertaining videos that educate young audiences on different topics related to safe usage of the internet available in Colombia, Panamá, and in El Salvador.
- In Costa Rica, we work with Paniamor, a local NGO promoting initiatives to prevent and respond to online sexual abuse and exploitation of children and teenagers.
- In Guatemala, we trained impacted over 2,4k teachers and 30k children with the Technological Education for the Protection of Children on the Internet and Social Networks Program.
- We continue fighting and preventing access to online Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) through our network by continuously implementing blocking mechanisms and advancing industry initiatives.
Provided training to more than 560,000 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.