IC2018: The Ninth International Consultation of Child Helplines

The Ninth International Consultation of Child Helplines (IC 2018), held in Toronto, Canada, from 6 to 8 November 2018, brought together government officials, ministers, high-level partners and members of the Child Helpline International network from all around the world. The event – the first International Consultation to be held in the Americas and the Caribbean region – was hosted by Kids Help Phone.

Our new report provides an overview of all of the sessions that took place at the IC 2018. Click on the image above to access it. The themes for the IC 2018 were:

  • How we use technology to scale services and to promote inclusion
  • The best use of technology
  • Technology to protect young people

During the event, we focused on how communications technology can be inclusive and participatory as well as far-reaching. Children’s well-being is the core of our common mission, and technology in all its uses and manifestations is at the essence of how children and young people communicate with our members. The IC 2018 presented a vital opportunity for members of the Child Helpline International network to exchange ideas, standards, best practices and experiences while learning from young people, experts, partners and government officials.