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.

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!