make-IT-safe is a global
campaign to make IT safe for children
and young people everywhere.
Our goal is to get the IT
industry and governments to take responsibility
for making online and interactive technologies
safe for children and young people.
The make-IT-safe campaign
unites children’s groups in 67
countries led by ECPAT
International and the Children’s
Charities Coalition for Internet Safety.
Support make-IT-safe –
sign our online petition and lobby IT
companies, government and media.
What does make-IT-safe
We are lobbying IT leaders
to create a global child protection
body to set and implement global industry
standards, research safety technologies
and fund a global educational campaign.
We also call on governments
to adopt IT child protection policies
to ensure industry responsibility, to
enable international legal co-operation
against online child abuse, and to provide
care and protection for children abused
or exposed to harmful images and messages
do we need to make-IT-safe?
Children and young people
are leading users of the internet, chat
rooms, web cams, peer2peer, mobile phones
and electronic games - at home, at school,
at internet cafés, everywhere.
These technologies bring
great benefits, and great risks –
risks of sexual exploitation and child
pornography, and exposure to sexual
predators as well as to damaging images
Some IT companies and governments
are working to protect children and
young people online. But it’s
not enough. The proof is there every
day in our courts, the news and in thousands
upon thousands of injured children.
That must change.
Parents, educators and children’s
groups all have their part to play.
But only the IT industry and governments
can deliver the technological, legal
and financial resources needed to ensure
the safety of children and young people
online and in interactive technologies.
The make-IT-safe campaign is dedicated
to ensuring they do so.