GUIDE ON CHILD PARTICIPATION FOR ONLINE DISCUSSIONS!


These guidelines were developed to supplement already established procedures and protocols within child rights organizations. The main objective for the development of these guidelines was to contribute to creating child-friendly, inclusive, and safe platforms for online participation of children.

These guidelines are mainly for child rights organizations and institutions conducting online consultations, discussions, surveys, and other online activities with children. Some of the information in the guidelines can also be useful for schools and/or teachers who are using online learning platforms.

What do they want to achieve through these Guidelines?

Recognizing that a number of child rights organizations and institutions already have their own organizational child participation procedures and child safeguarding protocols, they developed these Guidelines to go hand-in-hand with these already established procedures and protocols.

The main objective for the development of the Guidelines is to:

  • Contribute to creating child-friendly, inclusive, and safe platforms for online participation of children.
Specifically, they hope that the Guidelines will help ensure that:
  • Children and the adults are properly prepared for online consultations, discussions, surveys, and other similar online activities;
  •  Children are empowered to co-create these online platforms and keep themselves protected and safe;
  •   Children from different backgrounds and situations are included in the online activities; and
  •  Children involved in the online activities are protected at all times.

Who can use these Guidelines?

  • They developed these Guidelines mainly for child rights organizations and institutions conducting online consultations, discussions, surveys, and other online activities with children.
  • Some of the information in the Guidelines can also be useful for schools and/or teachers who are using online learning platforms.