A safer Internet at every level is one of the goals of UNODC's work in countering cybercrime. The Education for Justice (E4J) initiative and its commitment to children's education has inspired new partnerships with dedicated organizations to further raise awareness of online risk, and to encourage affirmative reinforcement of children's own roles in ensuring their protection. The earlier children are educated about the benefits and challenges of the Internet, the readier they will be to tackle problems they may face.
Instead of focusing on negative perceptions of the internet, ISPA's (Internet Service Providers Austria) The Online Zoo picture book (translated into several UN languages with support of the E4J initiative) encourages children with positive messages about how to deal with the different challenges they face online.
|stay in touch|
|learn about the world|
|call for help|
But there are also challenges, especially for younger internet users.