Whether it is through computers, gaming consoles, tablets or smart phones, the digital world exposes children to a wealth of opportunities. Access to the Internet and to digital literacy is gradually being considered as dimensions of the rights of the child to freedom of expression, to participation and to education.Yet the digital environment also exposes children to harmful content and its effects, privacy and data protection issues and other risks, including online sexual abuse and excessive exposure to sexualized images. In some cases, such as cyber-bullying and self-exposure, children’s own conduct online may harm others and represent risk to them. Parents and teachers struggle to keep up with technological developments so that a generation divide has become increasingly apparent. Such education offered to children and parents will be definitely extremely beneficial in terms of preventing such risks that are prioritized also by the Council of Europe Child Rights Strategy.
Number of annually serviced beneficiaries: around 50-80 children with and without disabilities