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Connecting Children Online [Video]


Connecting Children Online – ICFO’s Internet Safety First Campaign

ICFO  is all for Connecting the Children of the World; as long as we 

Communicate the Risks and Dangers Associated with Internet Connectivity to our Children, Families, Friends, and Businesses

  • Internet Crime: Security Threats, Scams, Fraud
  • Ransomware, Malware, DDoS Attacks
  • Keeping Your Children Safe Online
  • Children Family, Cyber Security
  • Identity Theft
  • Predators, Paedophiles
  • Child Abuse, Exploitation, Grooming, Trafficking, Prostitution
  • Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying, Self-Harm, and Suicide
  • Trolling, Flaming, Shaming
  • Sexting, Pornography, Child Porn, Revenge Porn – Children under ten years
  • Net Addiction: Pornography, Gaming, Gambling – Children Under ten years
  • Social media scams, Dating Scams, Phishing
  • The DarkNet….

Where Are We Spending Our Money?

  • We Spend Millions; perhaps Trillions collectively, to Grow the Internet,
  • BUT FAIL to give any Priority to Internet Safety, Our Children’s Safety Online
  • Most of the following Alliances and Organisations FAIL to even Consider Internet Safety Online, Children’s Safety online as an Objective
  • Some give it Lip-Service; but what Actions are or have been taken?
  • As Internet Safety Online Takes a Back Seat to New Users Growth;
  • Who Suffers – Our Children
  • Who Is Responsible for Our Children? 
  • Just think how much we could advance Internet Safety for all if deep-pocket Giants such as Facebook, Google, and others donated just 5-10% of their profits 

Facebook’s Internet Org

Making the Internet Affordable. 

Internet.org is a Facebook-led initiative bringing together technology leaders, nonprofits, and local communities to connect the two-thirds of the world that do not have internet access.

  • Only 1 out of every three people can go online
  • Why aren’t more people connected?
  • Devices are too expensive
  • Service plans are too expensive
  • Mobile networks are few and far between
  • Content isn’t available in the local language
  • People aren’t sure what value the internet will bring
  • Power sources are limited or costly
  • Networks can’t support large amounts of data
  • Together we can remove these barriers and give the unconnected majority of the world the power to connect

Source:  Internet Org

Google’s Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI)

  • Vision – The Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) is the world’s broadest technology sector coalition. We want everyone, everywhere, to be able to access the life-changing power of the Internet affordability. Our goal is to achieve the UN Broadband Commission target of entry-level broadband priced at less than 5% of monthly income, thereby enabling billions of more people to come online.

To achieve this vision, we’ve assembled a powerful coalition of the willing. Through A4AI, public sector, the private sector, and not-for-profit organizations are coming together to create policy and regulatory solutions that drive down the cost of Internet access around the world.

  • Strategy –  We know that affordability remains the primary obstacle to Internet access throughout the developing world. Experience shows that policy and regulatory reform are the best tools to unlock technological advances and dramatically reduce the cost to connect. Through a combination of advocacy, research, and knowledge-sharing, A4AI drives policy change by seeking to create the conditions for open, competitive and innovative broadband markets.

Key pillars of our strategy:

  • A consensus is key. That’s why all Alliance members have agreed on a set of policy and regulatory best practices that guide our work.
  • Diverse viewpoints are essential. A4AI encourages a multi-stakeholder approach to policy reform, bringing together key players from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors to co-create solutions.
  • There is no one-size-fits-all approach. We form powerful local coalitions to develop solutions tailored to local realities in each of our member countries.
  • Robust evidence and insights underpin progress. We invest heavily in qualitative and quantitative research, ensuring decisions are based on facts, not hunches.

Source: A4AI

Outernet – Connecting the UnConnected

Outernet aims to provide data to the net unconnected. 

Syed Karim outlined his vision for satellite-beamed “libraries” of information

  • Can an entire library be put in your pocket? Most people would say yes. All you need is a mobile phone with access to the internet.
  • But what about for the many people in the world that lack internet connectivity? The answer is still yes – at least according to Syed Karim, who explained how at TEDGlobal.
  • The entrepreneur had been invited to the human ingenuity-themed event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to speak about his company, Outernet.
  • The business aims to address the fact that about two-thirds of the world’s population still has no internet access.
  • “When you talk about the internet, you talk about two main functions – communication and information access,” he told the BBC.
  • “It’s the communication part that makes it so expensive.”

Source:: Outernet

ITU (United Nations’ International Telecommunication Union)

Committed to connecting the world

ITU is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies

Key Areas of Action

  • Accessibility
  • Broadband
  • Climate Change
  • Cybersecurity (4th)
  • Digital Divide
  • Emergency Telecommunications
  • Internet
  • Gender equality
  • Youth and Academia

Protecting Children Online

Protecting children online is a global challenge, which requires a global approach. While many efforts to improve online child protection are already under way, their reach has been more national than global. ITU has established the Child Online Protection initiative to create an international collaborative network and promote the online safety of children around the world.

ITU launched the Child Online Protection (COP) initiative in November 2008 within the GCA framework aimed at bringing together partners from all sectors of the global community to ensure a safe and secure online experience for children everywhere. COP aims to tackle Cybersecurity holistically, addressing legal, technical, organizational and procedural issues as well as capacity building and international cooperation.

Key objectives of COP:

  • Identify risks and vulnerabilities to children in cyberspace
  • Create Awareness

  • Develop practical tools to help minimize risk
  • Share knowledge and experience

Source: ITU

IMPACT (International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats)

The International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats (IMPACT) is the cybersecurity executing arm of the United Nations’ specialized agency – the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). As the world’s first UN-backed comprehensive alliance against cyber threats, IMPACT brings together governments, academia, and industry experts to enhance the global community’s capabilities in dealing with cyber threats.

IMPACT and ITU’s COP Initiative

ITU launched the Child Online Protection (COP) initiative in November 2008 within the GCA framework aimed at bringing together partners from all sectors of the global community to ensure a safe and secure online experience for children everywhere. COP aims to tackle Cybersecurity holistically, addressing legal, technical, organizational and procedural issues as well as capacity building and international cooperation.

Key objectives of COP:

  • Identify risks and vulnerabilities to children in cyberspace
  • Create Awareness

  • Develop practical tools to help minimize risk
  • Share knowledge and experience

ITU has worked with COP partners to develop the first sets of guidelines (available in the six UN languages) for the different stakeholders: Guidelines for Children on Child Online Protection, Guidelines for Educators on Child Online Protection, Guidelines for Industry on Child Online Protection and Guidelines for Policy Makers on Child Online Protection. With these guidelines, the COP initiative calls upon all stakeholders to promote the adoption of policies and strategies that will protect children in cyberspace.

In 2010, the President of Costa Rica, H.E. Laura Chinchilla, became the new patron of COP. Together with Costa Rica, the ITU Secretary-General launched the COP Global Initiative with high-level deliverables. This Global Initiative was designed to implement the four sets of COP Guidelines.

IMPACT Children Resources

Child Online Protection (COP) Initiative

Source: IMPACT Alliance

The Internet Crime Fighters Organization (ICFO)

ICFO Mission

ICFO is a News and Media Accumulator, a one-of-a-kind, one-stop blog is fed by an extensive News Feed Network and other Research to provides timely news, reviews, tips, how-to’s, media, articles, and resources.

Our Mission is to Increase Awareness of Internet Crime to help protect You, Your Children, Family, Friends, and Business

It is generally accepted that Internet Crime, Cyber Crime, or Computer Crime is any illegal activity carried out through computers or mobiles devices

The Scope of Internet Crime includes:

  • Computer Network Intrusions
  • Threats, Attacks
  • Malware, Ransomware
  • Identity Theft
  • Predators, Pedophiles
  • Child sexual exploitation
  • Pornography
  • Financial Fraud, Scams

Our emphasis placed on Internet Crimes Against Children, Teens, and Family includes:

  • Internet Addictions
  • Child Abuse
  • Sexting, Child Porn, and Revenge Porn
  • Harassment, Cyberbullying, Self-Harm, and Suicide
  • Social Media

ICFO Vision

  • To Raise Users Awareness of Internet Crime and Security Threats
  • To be a leading resource for Internet Crime information within 3-5 years
  • Provide Internet Crime training to individuals, business, and organizations
  • To provide regional Internet Crime Fighter Training and Research Centers
  • Prepare and Publish the Internet Users Handbook, 3rd Edition

Fund Raising

Although the Founder Dr Don has been doing related public services since 2004, out of pocket; ICFO is expected to grow and be self-sustaining like most such organizations that have a more focused toward the well-being and safety of children online

ICFO Seeks Funding through Donations, Advertisers, Sponsors and in our case ICFO Special Offers

Donations

The sum to total of donations is $5.00 for the past 3.5 years

Advertisers

Although we have received several offers from advertiser; their interest fall off when our Internet Ranking and Traffic Numbers were reviewed

Efforts to increase our traffic through social media likes and shares have fallen short of expectations

Sponsorship

IFCO sought sponsorship on two from pushing expansion of the Internet with seemingly little regard for ICFO concerns for connecting children and other users

Facebook’s Internet.org

ICFO’s first attention to these “Connecting The World Initiatives” to the Internet came with the introduction of Facebook’s Internet.org. Several attempts have been made to contact, join and interact with their initiatives with our concerns and “Safety First Campaign” for new users and our children.

However, we never received a reply; except for 1 Internet org blog moderator that replied to one of my concern posts “We consider Safety First a Priority” Despite our follow-up efforts we have yet to receive a reply from Internet Org regarding our concerns. Just think how we could accomplish “Our Safety First Campaign” do with just 5-10% of Facebooks profits

ITU and IMPACT Alliance “Committed to connecting the world” and their Child Online Protection (COP) Initiative

We sought the connection with ITU and IMPACT Alliance because with all due respect to their primary skill sets and contributions to Cybersecurity;  we felt their UN charter to Increase Awareness through COP had failed. The COP initiatives were found in sub-menus and lacked the priority that the Children deserved. For that matter; these services lack placement and visibility routine searches for matters related to Children’s Safety Online

The Perfect Marriage

Connecting with them seemed a like a perfect marriage for our Startup Internet Crime Fighters Org. as ICFO covered the scope of Cybersecurity, Cyber Crime, and Children Safety Online. While our interactions and correspondence with IMPACT Malaysia were favorable for several months but then fell apart for reasons unknown.

Connecting Children Safely Online – Internet Safety First

  • ICFO CARING: Increasing  Awareness of Internet Crimes
  • Our Priority Keeping Our Children Safe Online
  • Educating and Protecting You, Your Children and Family, and Businesses Online”
  • You may not, or may not know  that you have a problem, but your friends may have and need your share
  • We would like to see Internet Safety Online as a Primary Objective of all growth initiatives and participants
  • Making the Internet Safe for our Children Family, Users, and Business; Before “Making the Internet Affordable” (Internet Org)
  • Even at mere $1.00 per connection; how many dollars is the Internet Org (Facebook) projecting to gain in advertising?
  • Social media may be the only way to share since parental controls, and browser settings block some Internet Crime content from those that need it
  • Spend a Dollar on Us and Urge these Organizations to Spend some of Their Billions on Making our Internet Safe for our Children and all of us

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Image: ITU – Child Protection Online (COP)

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    Thank you all for your Birthday Wishes. One of my Greatest Gifts would to have many of you Join Me in Sharing My Concern for the Internet and its Impact on Our Children. I cannot seem to stir enough interest with the so-called internet gurus and companies that are profiting off our Children and Us. The Internet Crime Fighters Organization

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