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Global Kids Online The Philippines: executive summary

Tan, Merle, Estacio, Leonardo and Ylade, Michelle (2016) Global Kids Online The Philippines: executive summary. Global Kids Online. UNICEF Philippines, University of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines.

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Abstract

The Global Kids Online Philippines project was carried out by the University of the Philippines, Manila and focused on in-depth understanding of children’s online experiences, looking both at the risks and opportunities and their impact on child well-being. This report presents the findings from the pilot study. The Philippines is one of the 17 countries in the UNICEF Global Programme to protect children from online sexual exploitation and in a recent publication (UNICEF, 2016) the country was described as ‘the global epicentre of the live-stream sexual abuse trade’. Driven by poverty, particularly deprived areas become ‘hotspots’ for the international trade in live-stream child sexual abuse. Child sexual abuse materials were made illegal in the Philippines only in 2009 and the legal protection and prosecution framework remains insufficient. With the age of consent still 12 years of age, the country continues to face challenges in protecting vulnerable children and prosecuting their abusers.

Item Type: Monograph (Report)
Official URL: http://globalkidsonline.net
Additional Information: © 2016 The London School of Economics and Political Science © CC BY-NC 4.0
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Sets: Research centres and groups > Global Kids Online
Research centres and groups > EU Kids Online
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2017 10:33
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2019 00:02
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/71352

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