ÚÑÈí  31 May 2020

  • Digital Inclusion
  • Internet Safety
  • Online Arabic Content
    1. The National Committee for Child Online Protection
    1. Work Mechanism
    1. Online Arabic Content
    1. Regional and International Cooperation
    1. Law Enforcement
    1. Legislative Framework
    1. Education
    1. Awareness Raising and Capacity Building

    Online Arabic Content

    The limited Arabic content on the governmental, non-governmental, cultural and scientific websites and others regarding the safety of children on Internet has raised concerns of the Arab world including Egypt. Over the past years, these fears were dispelled. More attention was given to the issue of child safety on the Internet, where children are considered the future of the information society. The amount of Arabic content on the Internet does not exceed 1%, and the Arabic language ranks eighth among the world's languages used on the Internet.

    The gap in the Arabic content in general is widening and despite the availability of statistics on the number of Internet users at the international and local levels, Egypt and the Arab world fall short on them, especially data on Internet users’ categories, patterns of their use and risks that users face while browsing the Internet.

    The program undertook a number of studies:

    § A study on the issue of online reputation, in collaboration with Microsoft.
    § An exploratory study on the indicators of Internet use patterns among both children and parents. Results were presented at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Conference in the framework of adopting measurement indicators of Child Online Protection (COP). Egypt was one of the first countries calling for Internet safety and conducted a workshop on this subject at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in 2009. Egypt’s recommendations were integrated in the ITU Statistical Framework on Child Online Protection Indicators 2010 Report.
    § A Study was conducted with the GSMA, in collaboration with Mobinil, about children use of mobile phones. The study was applied in Egypt for two consecutive years in 2011 and 2012 in different geographical areas, and entered in an international comparison with several other countries.
    § Egypt is also keen to apply that study at the Arab level; it has sought to coordinate with the GSMA for applying this study, which was implemented in 2013, in four Arab countries; namely, Egypt, Iraq, Algeria and Saudi Arabia.
    § The he Safer Internet Program seeks to strengthen cooperation with UNICEF and London School of Economics (LSE) to conduct statistical studies in Egypt, along the lines of those that are regularly undertaken in Europe, such as the EU Kids Online.
    § The program also seeks to conduct an annual survey in collaboration with the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) about young people use of the Internet and the risks they may face, their consciousness and society awareness of those risks and how to address them.

    In the same context, MCIT Internet Safety Program is keen on localizing those studies, or at least providing Arabic summaries to benefit all Arabic online users, whether in Egypt or in the Arab region.

    Related Documents
    Guidelines for Children on Child Online Protection
    Feb 2016
    Children Online Protection is a critical issue with the borderless nature of the Internet that requires a global, coordinated response. The report provides guidelines which can be adapted and used in a way consistent with national or local customs and laws.
    Guidelines for Parents, Guardians and Educators on Child Online Protection
    Sep 2014
    The guidelines for parents, guardians and educators provide recommendations on what they can do to make their child’s online experience a positive one. Research shows that more and more children are connecting to the Internet using game consoles and mobile devices, yet many adults are not even aware that these activities include internet connectivity
    Guidelines for Children on Child Online Protection
    Sep 2014
    The guidelines advise children on possible harmful activities online, such as bullying and harassment, identity theft, and online abuse. The guidelines also include advice to children seeing and experiencing harmful and illegal content online.
    Children’s Use of Mobile Phones | An International Comparison 2013
    Jun 2014
    Children’s use of mobile phones | An international comparison Report provides a detailed picture of children’s mobile phone behavior in Algeria, Egypt, Iraq and Saudi Arabia. Now in its fifth year, the 2013 study surveyed 3,560 pairs of children and their parents/guardians.
    GSMA Report on Children Use of Mobile Phones
    Mar 2014
    The report presents an international comparison for 2013 providing a detailed picture of children’s mobile phone behavior in Algeria, Egypt, Iraq and Saudi Arabia. Now in its fifth year, the 2013 study surveyed 3,560 pairs of children and their parents/guardians.
    Child Pornography, Model Legislation & Global Review
    Jun 2013
    The International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) is leading a global movement to protect children from sexual abuse, exploitation and abduction. ICMEC’s work brings promise to children and families by: establishing global resources to find missing children and prevent child sexual exploitation.
    Child Online Protection
    Jan 2013
    The council of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) presents its recommendations in order to face the risks surrounding children on internet. Since that the internet has reigned the world economically and socially, it has also become part of our children daily lives. Despite of all the internet benefits in the field of education or the personal development of children, internet put kids at risk of inappropriate content and abuse of others.
    Own your Space
    Feb 2012
    Linda MacCarthy, the writer of this book believes that building a positive online reputation is central to being a good digital citizen. However, the Internet, she assumes, provides ample opportunities for a single bad decision to affect your reputation for decades to come. This guide provides advice on how to help protect your online reputation from known threats—identity thieves, scammers, and self-inflicted damage. It also explains why it’s so important to protect your online reputation and what to do if it’s already been damaged.
    Children’s Use of Mobile Phones- an International Comparison 2011
    Feb 2012
    The GSMA and NTT DOCOMO’s Mobile Society Research Institute have partnered to investigate the growing use of mobile phones by children across the globe. This report provides a detailed picture of mobile phone use by children from the age of eight to eighteen, comparing use across geographically widespread markets at differing levels of development. This is to provide a greater understanding of how children use mobile phones, the role mobile technology plays in parent and child relationships and how children’s social attitudes may be influenced by its use.

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