Cambodia launches online child protection campaign

PHNOM PENH (XINHUA) – Cambodia yesterday launched an online child protection campaign called Kit Kou Kon, aiming at raising awareness of the danger of digital platforms on children and providing useful tips to parents about preventing and solving related problems.

Minister of Post and Telecommunications Chea Vandeth said research showed that 26 per cent of the Internet users in Cambodia have experienced online harassment and a majority of them are children.

He said online harassment towards children is increasing rapidly around the world, and during the COVID-19 pandemic, children have changed their study environment and have used the Internet more often.

“In order to ensure that Internet connectivity and usage are safe and beneficial to Cambodian children, the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications (MPTC) has launched the campaign to provide useful tips and information to parents, guardians, teachers and the public about protecting children from online risks,” he said in a video clip marking the campaign launching.

Vandeth said that people can follow Kit Kou Kon’s and MPTC’s Facebook pages to receive actionable advice on how to protect their children when they go online.

The Southeast Asian nation has seen a rapid rise in Internet users in recent years.