Child Online Protection - A Summary by ELCS

June 30, 2017

CHILD ONLINE PROTECTION POLICY

  • A Summary by ELCS (Evangelical Lutheran Church Schools)

 

The growing global issues surrounding online safety and cyber security require a global response, especially when it comes to the protection of our youngest and most vulnerable digital citizens: our children. Guidelines for Child Online Protection have been prepared by ITU in collaboration with COP partners in order to establish the necessary foundation for a safer and more secure cyber world for future generations.” – ITU

 

As Lutheran Educators running some of the best schools in Ghana for decades we have grown in our understanding and usage of technologies that aide quality teaching and learning in our schools. The Evangelical Lutheran Church Schools in Ghana have over the years invested significantly in a number of ICT projects and solutions aimed at sustaining her quest to provide the best quality education to all. This summary on Child Online Protection is to guide our pupils, teachers and parents on ways to work together to keep our young ones safe online.

 

Guidelines for pupils

The “SMART rules” for children and young people was developed by ITU to help young ones develop the capacity to stay safe online.

S = Set your limits

M = Meeting online friends offline

A = Accepting invitations/friendships

R = React

T = Tell someone about your concerns

 

As children and young ones, you can do a lot of great things on the Internet. You can play games, you can chat with your friends, meet new friends and find a lot of useful information. You have the right to enjoy and explore all that the digital world has to offer!

 

Read the full guide here …  https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_2JYWasepPoREEzSTI3X3FYSXc

Thank You.

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