Department of Children Affairs in Vietnam warns of protecting children online
MOLISA and MIC collaborate to build a network to safeguard minors on the internet and identify, regulate, and delete harmful content and information for children.
Many current research studies demonstrate that fraudsters used information about children and their parents to perpetrate fraud. Parents are anxious because they feel their children are in danger and that they must take precautions to protect their children in the digital environment. Dang Hoa Nam, director of the Department of Children Affairs under the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA), is concerned about the rising problem of child abuse online.
MOLISA and the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) collaborate to build a network to safeguard minors on the Internet and to identify, regulate, and delete harmful content and information for children.
Fraudsters clearly get personal information on minors, including information about their families and living situations, and exploit it for their own goals. This obviously demonstrates the issue, as well as the reality that many parents publish images and information about their children on social media. They are sometimes unaware that providing particular information regarding the child’s mobility, present housing, or schooling might be perilous.
Minister Dang Hoa Nam underlines that all issues have both good and bad aspects. Because, in addition to their benefits and convenience, the internet and social networks may generate misuse, fraud, and privacy concerns. He says that blocking children’s access to the Internet and social networks is not a solution because many parents use these technologies on a daily basis and they are extremely vital for children, but that it is adults’ major obligation to safeguard children online.