In addressing the pressing concern of online child abuse, fostering a robust and constructive dialogue is of paramount importance. We earnestly invite all stakeholders to unite in our collective effort to combat this grave issue. Silence and shame should not deter us, as they tend to discourage both children and parents from reporting such incidents. The key to confronting this challenge lies in enhancing awareness and disseminating vital information throughout India's parent and child communities, as well as among the general public.
There is an urgent need for healthy dialogue on the issue and all stakeholders are urged to join this fight against online child abuse.
Shame and embarrassment will not prevent this and in fact, tend to discourage both children and parents from bringing the issue to light. The only thing that will combat this is raising awareness and information, among India’s parents and children, as well as the general public.
SOS Campaign Comprises
- SOS Awareness Building PSA Films that capture the nature of cyberspace and the issue poignantly. They aim to bring the issue out in the open, and start a dialogue in communities, schools and in homes.
- Chatbot : SOS Child Online Safety Desk can be reached by parents or children 24/7 for any information and guidance in the area of online safety. It is an innovative chatbot that offers simple and effective solutions.
- SOS Mom :SOS Mums Collective comprising a group of concerned mothers who feel strongly about the issue of child online safety and have agreed to lend their voice across social media to raise awareness.
- SOS Forum :The SOS Forum is an in-school initiative where Child online Safety is the core of discussion and debate between cyber experts, psychologists, sociologists and of course students themselves.