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Internet Governance Glossary


4.38 Child safety online / Child online safety

Protection of child safety against improper and inappropriate content and contact in order to prevent Internet misuse or cybercrime against children.


Children are threatened first of all by objectionable content, counted to include a wide variety of materials including pornography, hate, and violence content, and content hazardous to health, such as suicide advice, anorexia, and the like. Besides, children can be victimised through child grooming, cyber bullying, cyberstalking and harassment.