What is Netizen Academy?

Netizen Academy is established by Save the Children Hong Kong to provide preventive

measures towards the growing concern of child protection issues in the digital world. Netizen

Academy is a web-based awareness centre for hosting child-friendly resources for combating

the problem of online child sexual abuse.

 

Why we should act?

The online world is the real world. We can benefit from surfing the web but can also be

harmed if we lack awareness and knowledge on how to protect ourselves.

 

Connecting to the digital world is an integral part of life. Access of children and young people to

the digital world for sharing opinions and ideas, searching for information and connecting with

friends needs to be ensured. Children have the right to be protected in the digital world, just

like in the physical world.

 

The character

The mascot of Netizen Academy, Super Netson, was designed by a student in Hong Kong, who

adapted the character from the logo of Save the Children. This superhero aims to protect

children from online threats and risks. Its body -- which takes the form of a tablet – and its right

arm was specifically designed to analyse and monitor the threats from the digital world

friends needs to be ensured. Children have the right to be protected in the digital world, just

like in the physical world.

 

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