Workshop of Child online risk awareness campaign in Cambodia

H.E. Dr. Devyani Khobragade, Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of Cambodia, participated in the closing ceremony of the workshop on Child Online protection held from 23-27 August 2021 by the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications and Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, Royal Government of Cambodia.  The workshop series is part of the project “Child online risks awareness Campaign in Cambodia” that was funded and supported by the Government of India under its Quick Impact Project (QIP) scheme.

The project is aimed at reducing risks, ensuring a safe online environment for every citizen in Cambodia.  Particular attention was given to the most vulnerable group, women and children so that they can equally enjoy the utmost benefits of the advanced technological developments. Both Government of India and the Royal Government of Cambodia acknowledge that Child Online Risks are major social issues in the digital era.  The project included the production of 4 high-quality video clips and other creative materials related to child online risks and protection and use them in a digital awareness campaign targeting parents and children with a target reach of 1 Million views.

The project demonstrated both quick as well as high impact intervention on Child Online Risks.  It has received a positive response from children and parents. It is hoped that the informative materials will be used for long-term dissemination.  Ambassador Dr. Devyani Khobragade, along with other dignitaries, delivered the keynote address during the closing ceremony of the workshop and expressed satisfaction at the success of the project.  She noted the importance of digital empowerment and the need to simultaneously addressing the challenges of cyber threats to children, vulnerable groups exposed to cyberbullies, online sexual abuse & exploitation. Ambassador also expressed her gratitude to partner organizations, the Ministry of Education, Youth & Sports, the Ministry of Posts &   Communications, the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation, the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, Cambodia National Council for Children.

Source: India in Cambodia (Embassy of India, Phnom Penh)