Guía Navega Segur@

November 23, 2011

Esta guía ha sido preparada por UNICEF Venezuela y tiene como finalidad esencial brindar mecanismos y pasos fundamentales para organizaciones, consejos, centros comunitarios, entes, organismos e instituciones que promueven el uso de Internet de manera productiva, divertida, libre y segura para los niños, niñas y adolescentes.

Internet es un lugar maravilloso pero también inseguro.

 La mejor manera de proteger a los niños, niñas y adolescentes de los aspectos negativos de Internet es a través de la educación. Es necesario que conozcamos y tomemos conciencia de los riesgos y que aprendamos formas de mantenerlos alejados de los peligros.

Cada día son más los niños, niñas y adolescentes que utilizan Internet para sus tareas escolares, por diversión, entretenimiento o para contactarse con amigos. De la misma forma cada vez son mayores los peligros debido al uso inapropiado de Internet por parte de criminales o personas inescrupulosas. Internet brinda un anonimato que es aprovechado por delincuentes modernos para cometer actos ilícitos.

Internet no es solamente navegar en la Web, también involucra el correo electrónico, la mensajería instantánea y el chat, que niños, niñas y adolescentes utilizan desde sus hogares, escuelas, bibliotecas y comercios. El Chat es el vehículo preferido que emplean personas deshonestas para contactarse con niños, niñas y adolescentes, y de esa forma establecer una comunicación con ellos. Se escudan en el anonimato para hacerse pasar por chicos de edad y gustos similares a sus contactados.

El mejor instrumento de seguridad con que contamos es la educación. Estar informados nos proporciona herramientas para cuidar y orientar a nuestros muchachos y muchachas.

Esta guía está elaborada en base al trabajo y experiencia de “Manos por la Niñez y Adolescencia”, quien desarrolla un programa de capacitación y acción en pro del uso seguro, sano y responsable de la Red. Por lo que pretende ser una herramienta de trabajo dirigida a distintos grupos u organizaciones para que lleven a la práctica el trabajo de promoción y difusión del buen uso de las Tecnologías de la Información y Comunicación (TIC).

En esta guía se tocan temas como:

  •  Una difícil realidad: La violencia se hace presente en nuestro entorno…
  • ¿Qué hacer si alguien dice que está viviendo una situación de violencia?
  •  ¿Qué podemos hacer para promover el uso seguro y responsable de las TIC?

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Young People Have Enormous Power to Shape Better World, Migiro Tells Students – New York

November 16, 2011

Nov 2, 2011 – The events of the past 10 months highlight the enormous power of young people in changing the world, the Deputy Secretary-General has said, calling on this segment of society to help shape a better future.

Asha-Rose Migiro noted that the world faces an increasingly complex set of realities, from rising joblessness to growing inequality to the increasing dangers of climate change. People are anxious about their well-being today and their prospects for a better future.

“We need to forge a common agenda that can help ensure peace, prosperity, freedom and justice for all. Young people have a crucial role to play in building that future,” she said yesterday in remarks at the University of Missouri in Kansas City.

“Sometimes the contributions of the world’s youth are not acknowledged sufficiently,” Ms. Migiro noted. “But one need only look at the events of the past 10 months to see your power.”

Young people led successful movements against repressive governments in Egypt and Tunisia, she said. They are also combating poverty and hunger, protecting the environment, halting the spread of HIV and AIDS, and standing up for the rights of those who suffer discrimination based on gender, race and sexual orientation.

“They are, in short, demanding the dignity and opportunities that are their right.”

Ms. Migiro encouraged students to think beyond themselves and “engage with the big challenges of our day, be a global citizen, and be part of making the world a better place.”

Noting that technology and social media have collapsed barriers and transformed the way young people communicate, she said there are plenty of opportunities for them to learn about the world, engage on topics that interest them and interact with others from around the world.

“I encourage you to follow issues that matter to you, seek out the views and perspectives of others, and bring your own ideas into the discussion about our common future,” she said.

In a separate address yesterday to the Greater Kansas City Chapter of the UN Association of the United States, Ms. Migiro noted that the world faces an increasingly complex set of realities, including a prolonged economic crisis.

There is also growing concern about the ability of governments to address current challenges, and to deliver the results people need, when they need them, she said, adding that these challenges and uncertainties are also a major concern of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Last month, in his annual address to the full membership of the UN, Mr. Ban outlined five ways to advance peace, prosperity, freedom and justice for all.

“We have five imperatives – five generational opportunities to shape the world of tomorrow by the decisions we make today,” he said ahead of the opening of the General Assembly’s annual high-level debate.

Mr. Ban cited sustainable development; preventing and mitigating conflicts, human rights abuses and the impacts of natural disasters; building a safer and more secure world; supporting countries in transition; and working to engage the talents of women and young people.
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Ban Welcomes Rock Band Linkin Park’s Support for Sustainable Energy Initiative

November 15, 2011

8 November 2011 - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed members of the award-winning alternative rock band Linkin Park to United Nations Headquarters in New York, where they announced their commitment to support his initiative aimed at ensuring universal energy access by 2030.

“I don’t know much about rock music. I stopped listening after Elvis!” Mr. Ban quipped during a press briefing. “But this much I do know: bands such as Linkin Park reach tens of millions of people.”

The Secretary-General spoke about the band’s continuous support in the past for humanitarian causes, including other UN initiatives such as their contribution to the “Not Alone” video, which sought to raise awareness and funds for Haiti after it was hit by a devastating earthquake last year.

“More than nine million people have seen the ‘Not Alone’ video, which helped our work in Haiti after the earthquake. So it was natural that I should ask them to support my Sustainable Energy for All initiative – another UN effort to build the future we want.”

The initiative was launched in September, and at its core is the vision of achieving universal access to modern energy services, doubling the rate of improvement in energy efficiency and doubling the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix, all by 2030.

Currently, some 1.4 billion people worldwide are estimated to lack access to electricity, with another billion having to deal with unreliable electricity networks. In total, nearly three billion people rely on solid fuels such as coal or traditional biomass for their basic cooking and heating.

“Sustainable Energy for All will help us to reduce poverty, drive economic dynamism, reduce the risks of climate change and protect the planet – all at the same time,” Mr. Ban said.

“We can turn on the lights in every household and turn down the global thermostat,” he added. “Linkin Park can help us spread this message.”

“We want to raise visibility of the issue and we want to help spread the word,” said Michael Shinoda, the band’s vocalist. “We also want to make a difference on the ground. We are enlisting the help of our fans to achieve both.”

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Los jóvenes desarrollarán la nueva estrategia de ONUSIDA en materia de jóvenes y VIH -Ginebra

November 14, 2011

25 de octubre de 2011—El Programa conjunto de las Naciones Unidas sobre el VIH/sida (ONUSIDA) ha puesto en marcha CrowdOutAIDS.org, un proyecto de colaboración en línea para someter a la participación pública su nueva estrategia en materia de jóvenes y VIH, el primero dentro del sistema de las Naciones Unidas.

La participación pública es una técnica que se emplea a fin de llamar la atención de un gran número de interesados para desarrollar estrategias, solucionar problemas y proponer ideas pertinentes y frescas. Alrededor de 3 000 jóvenes con una edad comprendida entre los 15 y los 24 años contraen el VIH cada día, de modo que es esencial potenciar la colaboración en línea y nuevos modos de comunicación con los jóvenes a fin de conseguir una respuesta eficaz al virus.

“Estamos pidiendo a los jóvenes de todo el mundo que debatan, reflexionen y trabajen con ONUSIDA para poner en práctica esta nueva estrategia”, declaró Michel Sidibé, director ejecutivo de ONUSIDA. “Es absolutamente esencial que hagamos que los jóvenes se impliquen, y no simplemente como receptores de nuestros mensajes, sino como actores y creadores del cambio”.

Para ONUSIDA, CrowOutAIDS.org constituye una forma totalmente nueva de desarrollar una política en materia de VIH. Ésta utilizará tecnologías de participación pública y conocidas herramientas electrónicas como Facebook, Twitter y Renren a fin de garantizar que los jóvenes se comprometan y actúen en el ámbito de la respuesta al sida.

CrowdOutAIDS.org sigue un modelo basado en cuatro etapas, y está abierto a cualquier persona con una edad comprendida entre los 15 y los 29 años. Los jóvenes podrán elaborar la nueva estrategia desde la conceptualización hasta la redacción final a través de una plataforma Wiki.

“Es importante que involucremos a los jóvenes en el desarrollo de las políticas con el fin de que nuestros puntos de vista, expectativas y aspiraciones se vean completamente representadas”, declaró Jennifer Ehidiamen, blogger y periodista nigeriana y gestora de contenidos de CrowdOutAIDS.org. “CrowdOutAIDS.org es una forma innovadora de crear una comunidad fuerte, que se interese en compartir ideas y acciones basadas en soluciones en materia de sida”.

El proyecto se desarrollará durante un periodo de dos meses, y la estrategia final de participación pública estará disponible en enero de 2012.

Para más información, visite www.CrowdOutAIDS.org y siga @UNAIDS y #CrowdOutAIDS en Twitter.

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Being an adolescent in low-income communities in Rio-Brazil

November 10, 2011

Mapping by adolescents 

Rio de Janeiro, November 04, 2011 - During his visit to Brazil, UNICEF Executive Director, Mr. Anthony Lake, visited a low-income community in Rio and discussed with adolescents the challenges they face and their participation in the search for solutions.

The meeting was held at Morro dos Prazeres, one of the low-income communities participating in the Platform for Urban Centres.

After the meeting, the UNICEF Executive Director was invited by Michael, Nayara and other adolescents to see the digital mapping of environmental risks in communities in Rio carried out by the girls and boys in partnership with UNICEF, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), GeoRio, Rio Águas and the Civil Defense.

The adolescents were very eager to show how they had recently been trained to use GPS-equipped smartphones for locating and mapping on-site and real-time photos; and to use a kite or balloon with a camera for taking aerial photos.

In an open field located at Morro dos Prazeres, Michael, other adolescents and community leader Janice Delfim (25) participated in a demonstration using a kite and a camera. “The pictures we take from up there enable us to help the Civil Defense identify areas and situations of risk in our community,” Michael explained.

The methodology allows for the mapping of specific aspects of each community such as sanitation problems, infrastructure dangers, social spaces (places where people circulate frequently, in order to display warnings in the case of an emergency), impediments to evacuation, and environmental preservation activities carried out by the communities.

The dialogue between the Executive Director and the adolescents contributed to giving visibility to the community initiatives achieve concrete results to improve the lives of children and adolescents.

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School violence, in Latin America and the Caribbean

November 9, 2011

LACVOX Media Advisory

November 2th, 2011

What?
-  LACVOX presents the last Media Advisory of the year in response to the launching of the “On the surface and deep down, School Violence in Latin America and the Caribbean” (Violencia escolar en América Latina y el Caribe, superficie y fondo) publication by Plan International and UNICEF. This media advisory will look at numerous issues related to Violence in Schools: Inside the classroom, outside on the school grounds, violence between classmates, including internet.

The Regional adolescent Communicators network, LACVOX, invites all children and adolescents´ friends of this virtual community to participate and share their experiences of violence in school. All children and adolescents have the right to be protected from any situation of violence and express their views on issues that affect them.

When? – Starting on Wednesday, November 2 until Friday November 25, 2011.

Who? – Children and adolescents in Latin America and the Caribbean friends of LACVOX.

Why? – Schools should be a safe place for children; they spend a lot of time, learning and sharing with teachers and peers in an environment that should enable them to exercise their rights. However, in this region there are still cases where the rights of children and adolescents are violated, by education authorities, parents and peers. In most cases, they are forced to leave school instead of being able to study and develop within the school community which is their right.

The opinion of participants will help generate debates and reinforce results of the publication about School violence. So, we invite you to share your experiences about situations concerning this topic in the form of articles, photographs or videos. Through LACVOX we will make sure this information reaches UNICEF and Plan International. Your comments will also be shared by Somos Region from Plan International http://eses.facebook.com/somosvoces, by the LACVOX social networks http://www.lacvox.net/, and by VOY from UNICEF global http://lajuventudopina.org/, among others. We want to hear about the challenges and proposed solutions and hope that all experiences help raise awareness to achieve concrete answers.

Contributions expected from LACVOX friends:
1.         Stories about this issue with recommendations on how to improve the things that you think are not right, and so on.

2.         Interviews with people within your community that could help improve the situation of children and adolescents (the school principal, mayor, minister of youth, etc.)

3.         Interviews with adolescents to obtain their opinion on situations in their schools and how they think change should be shaped.

4.        Interviews with adolescents who are or went through a challenging situation. In this case the identity of the interviewers must be respected according to UNICEF’s ethics manual http://www.lacvox.net/?p=5879

-Photographs, filmed and written reports, with and without pictures will be accepted. LACVOX will publish the all.
-Delivery date, November 30, 2011.

To send your materials and to receive more information, please contact:
Ana María Ortiz, lacvox@unicef.org
Lynne Gonzalez, lacvox@unicef.org
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9 Ways to Deal with Bullying at School

November 8, 2011

by Heather from All women stalk

Bullying at School is sadly something that has become fairly common. With all of the peer pressure and constant negative feelings in kids school-aged, children tend to lash out. If you have a child that is constantly being bullied at school, there are lots of ways to deal with bullying at school so that your child is not constantly getting hurt. Below, I’m going to explore the top 9 ways to handle bullying at school and what you can do to help!

1. Know the Type of Bully You’re Dealing With

When you are dealing with bullying at school, you want to know what type of bully you are dealing with. Whether it is a cyber bully who is harassing your child online, an aggressive who is harming your child physically or a taunting bully who is verbally abusive. Out of all of these three, the most common is cyber bullying because it is easier and kids tend to find it more effective. This is where you, as the parent needs to step in.

2. Constantly Check In

If you are aware of your child dealing with bullying at school, you want to check in with them. This means that talking to them, having long conversations with them about the bullying at school and how it is not acceptable can help your child not be the bully. Also keep a constant eye on their computer, on their Facebook, Tumblr and Twitter as that is where a lot of the cyber bullying comes from.

3. Start a No Bullying Campaign

No child should ever live in fear in their own school. If your child is constantly dealing with bullying at school, why not start a ‘No Bullying’ campaign at the school? This could truly help eliminate the bullying of any child!

4. Engage the Principle

A principle has to monitor hundreds, sometimes thousands of kids – they can’t keep their eyes on every single child. If you are a concerned parent, why not bring it up to them? Why not talk to them about their bullying policies? Engage and involve the principle, it can actually help a lot!

5. Open Communication

It is super important to for you to have extremely open communication lines with your kid. Whether your child wants to talk to you about how they are feeling that day or just ask for help with their homework, open lines of communication is key. If your kid doesn’t feel comfortable telling you about their bully situation, you might not find out until they are really feel bad about themselves.

6. Self-Defense

Everyone in the world should know how to defend themselves; your child included. Enroll them in Karate, in Tae Kwon Do – anything that will give them the ability to defend themselves against anyone, especially bullies! Who knows, they might really like their class and end up becoming a black belt!

7. Ask the Right Questions

If you feel that your child is being bullied but not saying much, don’t ask them outright. They might not tell you because they are embarrassed, instead, ask about their lunch hour, ask how their walk to and from school is (or their bus ride). You want to ask if there are any children bothering them without being so direct about it.

8. Listen & Understand

Sometimes a child might say that he/she is being bullied – without ever saying those exact words. If your boy or girl is trying to tell you something important and is having a difficult time, listen to them. It could really help loosen the lines of communication and could make you closer with your kid – and help stop the bullying sooner!

9. Don’t Say

If your child is being bullied and they tell you about it, don’t tell them to just ignore it. That will actually increase the chances of your kid feeling like a victim and that their feelings are worth nothing. Instead, get involved and make sure that you take the bullying as serious as they do.

Bullying at school is not something that is easy to deal with, however it is something that can be prevented. The most important thing to remember whenever you are dealing with bullying at school is staying involved and listening to your kid. What other tips do you parents have to deal with bullies? Did I miss any?

 

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Violencia escolar en América Latina y el Caribe

November 2, 2011

Miércoles 2 de noviembre, 2011

¿Qué? –  Aprovechando el lanzamiento de la publicación “Violencia escolar en América Latina y el Caribe, superficie y fondo”, de Plan Internacional y UNICEF, LACVOX lanza la última convocatoria del año sobre Violencia Escolar en su más amplio sentido: Desde la violencia dentro de la escuela, fuera del entorno escolar, tanto la violencia de y hacia los compañeros, incluido el internet.

La Red regional de Adolescentes Comunicadores LACVOX, invita a los  niños, niñas y adolescentes amigos de esta comunidad virtual, a participar y compartir sus experiencias sobre violencia. Todos los niños, niñas y adolescentes tienen derecho a ser protegidos ante cualquier situación de violencia y a expresar su opinión sobre los temas que les afectan.

¿Cuándo? – A partir del miércoles 2 de noviembre hasta el miercoles 30 de noviembre, 2011

¿Quién? -  Los niños, niñas y adolescentes de América Latina y el Caribe amigos de LACVOX, pueden compartir lo que piensan sobre este tema.

¿Por qué? – Para los niños y las niñas, la escuela debe ser un espacio seguro donde pasan gran parte de su tiempo, aprendiendo y compartiendo con maestros y compañeros en un ambiente de respeto y en ejercicio de sus derechos. Sin embargo en esta región aún hay casos en donde los derechos de los niños, niñas y adolescentes se vulneran, tanto de parte de autoridades educativas, padres de familia como de los mismos compañeros y en muchos casos, se ven forzados  a ausentarse de la escuela, en lugar de estudiar y desarrollarse dentro de la comunidad escolar como es su derecho.

Los materiales de quienes participen, contribuirán a generar un debate y reforzarán los resultados de la publicación sobre Violencia Escolar. Por lo que les invitamos a relatar situaciones que conozcan de primera mano, en la forma de artículos escritos, fotografías o videos. A través de LACVOX haremos llegar esta información a Plan Internacional y a UNICEF y además será divulgada por Somos Región de Plan Internacional http://eses.facebook.com/somosvoces, las redes sociales LACVOX http://www.lacvox.net/, y VOY de UNICEF global http://lajuventudopina.org/, entre otros. Queremos que se escuchen los problemas y  propuestas de soluciones a estos problemas y esperamos que todas las experiencias contribuyan a generar conciencia y a lograr mejores soluciones.

Aportes esperados de las y los amigos de LACVOX:

1.  Escribir reportajes acerca de este tema con recomendaciones para mejorar las cosas que consideras que no están bien, cómo mejorarlas, etc

2.  Hacer entrevistas a las personas de tu comunidad que pudieran ayudar a optimizar la situación de las y los adolescentes (la directora del colegio, alcalde, ministro de la juventud, etc.).

3.  Hacer entrevistas a otros y otras adolescentes para conocer su opinión sobre la situación que viven en sus escuelas y cómo consideran que se puede cambiar.

4.   Hacer entrevistas a otros y otras adolescentes que pasan o pasaron por una situación difícil. En este caso la identidad de los entrevistados debe ser respetada según el manual de ética de UNICEF http://www.lacvox.net/?p=5879.

    • Se aceptan fotografías, reportajes filmados, escritos, con y sin fotos. Todos serán publicados.
    • Fecha de entrega, 25 de noviembre, 2011.

Para mayor información y para enviar tus materiales favor contactar:
Ana María Ortiz, lacvox@unicef.org
Lynne Gonzalez, lacvox@unicef.org
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Anti-Bullying Week

November 1, 2011

Anti-bullying Week 2011 will be held from 14-18 November. With the slogan ‘Stop and think – words can hurt’ this year’s campaign is focused on tackling verbal bullying. Young people at the ABA Youth Summit 2010 raised concerns about the negative use of language in schools and the wider community – expressions like ‘you’re so gay’ and words like ‘sket’ and ‘slag’. They saw this as a key indicator of bullying or a hostile environment.

We know that derogatory language – words and expressions that are homophobic, racist, sexist or disabilist, that seek to demean particular groups and individuals are far too common in our schools, colleges and communities.

Through this year’s theme we aim to:

  • challenge the casual use of derogatory language in our schools, colleges and communities
  • raise awareness of the consequences of using demeaning and harassing language through technology
  • encourage schools, colleges and other settings to create language charters that makes it clear what is and isn’t acceptable
  • give children and young people the tools to challenge others when they use derogatory language, to find new ways of expressing how they feel if they are angry or upset, and to make a conscious effort to speak positively and to compliment others
  • encourage adults to consider how they model the use of language with children and young people (this includes all practitioners working with children and young people but also celebrities and people in positions of power)

LOGO – including the ABA Anti-Bullying Week Logo on your own materials will show your support and commitment to the national campaign.

2011 BRIEFING PACK NOW AVAILABLE! ABA’s Anti-Bullying Week Briefing Pack reflecting this year’s theme can be downloaded free of charge. It includes easy to use information and practical resources for school leaders and teachers, school governors, FE colleges and youth workers. It also contains advice for parents and carers and a cut –out –and keep top tips z-fold for children and young people. Anti-Bullying Week merchandise is also available from the ABA Shop including stickers, posters and pencils and a special offer pack for primary schools.

You can listen to the winning Goliath’s Song in this year’s ABA Anti-Bullying Week Competition. The prize draw was won by William Beamont Community High School & Specialist Sports College. Students will be working with Stand Tall: a Rock Musical during the autumn term to record the winning track. The competition materials – powerpoint presentation and songs are still available to download and make a great Anti-Bullying Week activity.

FURTHER RESOURCES RELATED TO THE ANTI-BULLYING WEEK 2011 theme including new material produced by ABA members specially for the week are also available to download. You can also get information about conferences, training and other events in your local area from the Anti-Bullying Week events calendar.

RESOURCES FROM ANTI-BULLYING WEEK 2010, AND PREVIOUS YEARS are still available to download from the Anti-Bullying Week archive. ABA also launched the Tools for Schools website earlier this year which includes resources for teachers and other practitioners on all areas relating to bullying.

SUPPORT THE ANTI-BULLYING ALLIANCE: For many thousands of schools, Anti-Bullying Week has become a key date in the annual calendar and, in the past, ABA has had financial support from the government to provide free resources. However, since 2010, ABA has had to raise its own funds for the Week. Making a donation of £10 – £20 to cover the costs of the 2011 Briefing Pack would make a real difference. The ABA fundraising page has lots of ideas on ways you can help us to ensure the future of this important campaign.

http://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/anti-bullying_week-1.aspx

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Internet y los niños –España

October 31, 2011

Google ha presentado el Centro de Seguridad Familiar, una web cuyo objetivo es proteger y educar a los jóvenes en el uso de Internet. UNICEF España y otras cuatro organizaciones especializadas en la protección de la infancia han participado en la elaboración de este proyecto.

Además de UNICEF España, han participado en el proyecto las organizaciones Protégeles, Save the Children, Fundación Alia2 y EU Kids Online con el fin de contar su experiencia para concienciar sobre la necesidad de una red segura.

Desde el Centro de Seguridad Familiar de Google tanto la compañía, como las organizaciones ofrecen recursos y consejos sobre temas como el ciberacoso, la protección infantil o la educación online para padres e hijos.

La Directora Ejecutiva de UNICEF España, Paloma Escudero, valoró el lanzamiento de esta web que permitirá que “padres e hijos sepan usar de la mejor manera posible todas las posibilidades que ofrece Internet”.

Además, Escudero recomienda tres áreas de trabajo básicas para que Internet sea  un entorno seguro para los menores: el desarrollo de un marco legal, aplicar las políticas de forma adecuada y realizar una labor de prevención y educación.

Bárbara Navarro, Directora de Relaciones Institucionales de Google, destacó como conclusión la importancia de que para el uso adecuado y seguro de Internet se lleven a cabo una serie de tareas, tal y como destacaron todos los participantes: el desarrollo del marco jurídico adecuado, educar a los menores incluyendo la enseñanza sobre el correcto uso de Internet en el currículo escolar, y la necesidad de disminuir la brecha digital entre padres y menores.

El Defensor del Menor, Arturo Canalda, quien clausuró el evento de presentación  alabó esta iniciativa que pretende proteger a los más jóvenes de los efectos nocivos de Internet, proporcionando a padres y educadores  herramientas de seguridad e información para que puedan orientarles  en el uso adecuado y responsable de la red. “Sin una implicación de la industria no podemos avanzar”, añadió.

Menores y uso de Internet

En España la situación de riesgo en la red, teniendo en cuenta que entre el 65% y 85% de los niños hacen uso de Internet, ha sido clasificada de “medio”.  El 58% de De izquierda a derecha: Liliana Orjuela, Coordinadora de Derechos de Infancia de Save the Children; Miguel Comín, Director y co-fundador de Fundación Alia2; Paloma Escudero, Directora Ejecutiva de UNICEF España; Guillermo Cánovas, Presidente de Protégeles; y Maialen Garmendia, Directora de EU Kids Online. Los menores entre 9 y 16 años utilizan internet todos los días y pasan una media de 71 minutos conectados

Según datos de la Encuesta EU Kids Online, alrededor del 40% de los menores de entre 11 y 16 años desconoce cómo hacer un uso seguro de Internet. Además, únicamente el 16,9% de los adolescentes españoles afirma contar con un sistema de filtrado o control de acceso a determinadas páginas web desde el ordenador de casa.

La gran mayoría (76,3%) de los adolescentes españoles aseguran estar solos cuando usan internet, el 8% en compañía de amigos, 5,5% con hermanos y sólo un 3,8% en compañía de sus padres.  El 60,2% de los jóvenes considera que a sus padres y madres les faltan conocimientos para ayudarles a navegar por la red de forma segura.

Entre los principales usos que los niños y adolescentes españoles hacen de internet se pueden mencionar los siguientes: tareas escolares (83%); jugar a videojuegos (80%); recibir contenidos de terceros (78%); comunicarse (mensajería instantánea – 68%); colgar imágenes (44%); usar a webcam (24%); compartir archivos (23%); mundos virtuales (14%) o escribir un blog (6%).  Los servicios de internet que los adolescentes utilizan varias veces al día son las redes sociales (45,9%), Messenger (41,5%), visitar páginas web (31,8%) y usar el correo electrónico (22,7%).

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