Divyansh Dev at the IC2018

The 2018 International Consultation in Toronto was like a coming together of various streams of a river, emerging as one ocean of voices for children across the globe.

The conference made sure that dynamic and upcoming topics were well heard and responded to by esteemed panellists. A big thank you to Child Helpline International for giving us the opportunity to present our views and allowing us to raise issues related to child safety online.

I was very happy to deliver a session, along with Sara Brari (#Youth member), about streamlining the process of involving more youth councils in helplines. Helplines are equally as eager to have youth on board, to respond to the ever-increasing involvement of the young generation in child protection.

The Youth Forum gave us – as #Youth representatives from Child Helpline International –  the opportunity, together with Kids Help Phone and others, to put perspectives into action and brief an audience of more than 150 people on the importance of holistic childhood.

The 9th International Consultation in Canada has certainly set the benchmark for the next International Consultation in two years’ time!