In Vietnam, 720,000 photos of child sexual abuse are posted online every day, with more than 706,000 cases of child abuse reported online in 2018.
Children are increasingly accessing the Internet earlier. But technology is like a double-edged sword. In addition to the benefits that the Internet brings, children also face many dangers and are potentially vulnerable to impacts on the Internet environment.
The 7 main threats facing children in the Internet environment are phishing, identity theft, cyberbullying, game addiction, sexual abuse, prohibited content and human trafficking.
According to CyberKid’s statistics, currently 71% of Vietnamese children use the Internet. 188 minutes is the average time a child uses the Internet every day. Sadly, though, there are 720,000 photos of child sexual abuse posted online every day, with more than 706,000 cases of child abuse reported online in 2018.
|Students in a CyberKid cyber safety training class.|
Realizing these dangers, the NGO CyberKid has launched the CyberHotline hotline to respond to cases of children being attacked in the Internet environment.
CyberKid Vietnam is the first social organization in Vietnam with 100% Vietnamese ideas and is owned and operated by Vietnamese people to protect and support children in cyberspace. CyberHotline’s rescue team will include call center consultants and online chat channels, a ground support team and a network of specialized partners.
Children are directly affected by cyber attacks and witnesses of the incident can contact the hotline 02471008869 or call online for free via the website https://cyberkid.vn/giai -phap-crab-cyberkid / cyberhotline /.
|Hotline to protect children in the Internet environment.|
According to CyberKid, CyberHotline’s reaction process begins with receiving information with empathy. The counselor will put himself in the contact’s case, and then get in touch and proceed within 90 minutes.
The counselors will then explore and advise the contact person in terms of legal, psychological, technological and practical aspects. Not only online consultation, rescue activities will be followed by a network of ground support.
Before CyberHotline, CyberKid used to put into operation the CyberSchool solution to teach and train cyber safety at many educational institutions from preschool, primary school to secondary school. These are considered practical and effective actions to help children cope with potential dangers that may occur in the Internet environment.