Sara Brari: Young people and technology

As an attendant of the 9th International Consultation of Child Helplines, I can consider myself grateful for being given the opportunity to be in Toronto and follow the sessions at this event. This year’s theme was dedicated to technology, and as a result the discussion was focused on the support that helplines give in order to protect children and young people.

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My personal highlight of the three days of intensive discussion was the fact that although the event brought together many stakeholders from different fields – from different continents, and with diverse backgrounds and organisational structures – their aim was the same. Helplines all over the world are working towards reaching the same destination: Keeping young people safe while technology continues to develop.

My thanks to our host, Kids Help Phone, who gave #Youth the opportunity to represent our national organisations and to express our opinions and suggestions throughout the consultation. In my personal opinion this consultation was a clear example that youth can lead and they do it best!



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