ITU and NCA Saudi Arabia launch a global programme to protect children online

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has partnered with the National Cybersecurity Authority (NCA) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to launch a global programme on ‘Creating a Safe and Prosperous Cyberspace for Children’. This new strategic partnership is aimed to develop and implement child online safety policies among governments, industries, and civil societies; and upgrade skills and encourage knowledge sharing among children, their families, and educators. To achieve this objective, the programme will implement the ITUs Child Online Protection (COP) Guidelines, launched in June 2020 and create a national, regional, and international set of measures and programmes that will protect children online while empowering children with necessary cyber skills to fully benefit from the online environment.