English | Dzongkha Sunday, January 24, 2021

Growing up in the digital world

According to the UNICEF, more than 175,000 children go online for the first time every day–that is a new child every half second.

Digital access exposes these children to a wealth of benefits and opportunities, but also to a host of risks and harms, including access to harmful content, sexual exploitation and abuse, cyber-bullying, and misuse of their private information, the children’s agency warned.

“Worldwide 1 in 3 internet users is a child, and yet– as outlined in The State of the World’s Children 2017: Children in a digital world– too little is done to protect them from the perils of the digital world, to safeguard the trail of information their online activities create, and to increase their access to safe and quality online content.”

Safer Internet Day is marked globally on 6 February, this year, with the slogan “Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better internet starts with you”.

To mark the Safer Internet Day, we bring you a special program “Growing up in the digital world” sharing stories of changing childhood from Dewathang (Samdrup Jongkhar), Phuentshogling and Thimphu.

Growing up in the digital world

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