DICT, ISPs Discuss Child Online Safeguarding Policy
The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) concludes Safer Internet Day campaign with a Round Table Discussion (RTD) with the Internet Service Providers (ISPs) of the Free Public Internet Access Program. In particular the discussion focused on the DICT’s Child Online Safeguarding Policy (COSP).
Issued by the DICT in 2020, COSP aims to ensure the online safety of the most vulnerable members of our society. The COSP was discussed in line with the recently enacted RA 11930 or the Online Sexual Abuse and Exploitation of Children (OSAEC) Act. Key challenges and opportunities in implementing the COSP were presented, all with the hope of helping help ISPs implement best practices for child online safeguarding and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
Overall, the RTD highlighted the role of ISPs in promoting the safe use of technology by children, protecting them from cyberbullying/exploitation and providing them with support and resources to stay safe online.
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