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The State of Qatar confirms that it has taken many measures to protect children from the dangers of the Internet

The State of Qatar has reaffirmed the need to effectively prevent and respond to violence against children, given the multiplicity of manifestations of this violence and the diversity of its sources, both online and offline, and confirmed that it has taken many measures to protect children from the dangers of the Internet. This came in the statement of the State of Qatar delivered by Mr. Abdulaziz Mohammed Al Mansouri, Third Secretary of the Permanent Delegation of the State of Qatar in Geneva today, during an interactive dialogue with the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children, within the framework of the fifty-second session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva. Al-Mansoori said that despite the great benefits offered by the digital environment for children in developing their abilities and skills and enhancing their integration and communication in society, the unsafe use of the Internet can result in a range of health, behavioral and social risks, and immediate and future damages that threaten children’s well-being and affect their full enjoyment. their rights. He pointed out that the State of Qatar takes into account that protecting children and ensuring their safety on the Internet is a joint responsibility in which the individual, society and the state alike participate. It has taken many measures aimed at protecting Internet users from risks, especially children, including – for example – the establishment of a center Combating cybercrime, strengthening legislation related to this type of crime, and launching the SafeSpace website, which aims to ensure that children and adolescents understand the basic rules to maintain their safety and privacy while using the Internet. He noted that the National Agency for Cybersecurity is also working on implementing guidance programs aimed at parents, teachers and students in schools to raise their awareness of the basics of digital safety and protection from the dangers of the Internet.

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