‘Children need unhindered access to safer internet’

eAdarsha.com Reporter
Feb 07, 2023

Kathmandu: “Children deserve unhindered access to internet, but it must be safe for them,” participants of a programme organised here today to mark the Safer Internet Day said.

The programme aimed to promote the enforcement of Safer Internet: Rights of Children approach discussed on the theme through multiple dimensions.

Roles of families, teachers, schools, civil society, child rights organisations and police administration were highlighted to prevent children from falling prey to probable perpetrators by keeping their access to internet unobstructed.

Taking part in a panel discussions during the programme, Senior Superintendent of Police from the Cyber Bureau, Nabinda Aryal, said the Bureau had just completed its four years of establishment, but realised the sensitivity and gravity of children’s access to safer internet and the need to preventing possible cases of digital violence and exploitations against them.

He added that the Bureau had trained its workforce giving priority to women security forces as the first respondents to alleged minor survivors of cyber violence.

He admitted that sole efforts of the Bureau were never ever enough to build a safer online world for children, but combined efforts were needed to advance towards the goal of a safer digital world for all.