Hanoi, 28.11.2017 - In the framework of the Vietnam Internet Forum, Vietnam Program for Internet & Society (VPIS) with the Embassy of Sweden and Save the Children Foundation held the ceremony to introduce the handbook #Netsmart - A handbook for grown-ups on how to protect children from sexual abuse on the Internet.
According to Facebook, the number of Vietnamese people using this social network has reached nearly 50 million people, accounting for more than 50% of the population. In particular, users is increasingly younger, with the greatest interaction on Facebooks in the age range of children and adolescents (13-19 years). In addition, children are also more likely to have access to technology gadgets and use Internet to explore the online information. Although the network environment imposes various risks for abuse, many parents find it difficult to talk with children about the benefits and risks of using the Internet and how to use. How safe and most useful for children.
Much as the booklet “Respect! My body!” introduced to the public in Vietnamese last May has been helping adults understand child protection overall, "#Netsmart" is designed to be innovative and understandable to provide open chatting skills with children on how to take advantage of the Internet effectively, intelligently and safe, then to help children understand and avoid the potential risks of abuse on Internet.
This handbook has been published in Swedish, English and widely distributed in many countries. To provide parents in Vietnam with useful skills to protect their children in cyberspace, Vietnam Program for Internet and Society (VPIS) in collaboration with volunteers translated the book into Vietnamese.
Hopefully the book will help parents in educating and protecting their children. If you are interested in the book, you can download the book here:
“Respect! My body! – A handbook for grown-ups on how to talk to children about body boundaries and sexual abuse.”
This publication can be downloaded on Save the Children´s Resource Centre, togheter with other publications on how to prevent and respond to sexual violence.
Download Respect! My body!: http://resourcecentre.savethechildren.se/respectmybody