NetSafe was invited to represent New Zealand at UNESCO’s “Policies and Initiatives to Promote Children’s Safe, Effective, and Responsible Use of ICT: Asia Pacific Consultation” in Bangkok, Thailand in September 2015 .

The consultation promoted policy dialogue on the issues of the ethical, safe, and responsible use of ICT and to build the education sector’s capacity in fostering digital citizenship among children, a group of experts and practitioners, and representatives from various organizations and programmes.

This Regional Consultation aimed to:

  1. share and verify the initial findings from the regional policy review and
  2. refine and revise the draft education sector policy recommendations.

In addition, the Consultation gathered key stakeholders in forming a regional consortium to a) set a regional direction while considering the region’s immense diversity and b) synergize efforts within identified core areas of intervention, including policy, research, education, and advocacy, among others.

Further links

UNESCO: ICT in Education page on the project