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Jawaher: Protection of children is duty of all

Third phase of child safety campaign gives prominence to cyber safety

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A workshop for children held at Al Jawaher Reception and Convention Centre.
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Sharjah: Protection of children from all types of threats, including those coming from cyberspace, is the duty of all, said Shaikha Jawaher Bint Mohammad Al Qasimi, wife of the Ruler of Sharjah and Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs, in a message at the third phase of Child Safety Campaign (CSC), which was launched in Sharjah on Monday.

Calling on all social, cultural and educational organisations in the country to protect the physical, intellectual and psychological protection of the children, she said: “Protection of our children is not only the responsibility of parents, but also the duty of all social, cultural and educational organisations. By ensuring a safe and nurturing environment for our children today, we will reap the rewards through enhanced knowledge, leadership and progress tomorrow.”

The CSC has initiated its third phase under the theme Child Safety in Cyberspace, which targets children, parents, school teachers, educators and experts, with the aim of highlighting the vital role played by community organisations to spread the campaign’s message to protect children from social media hazards and ensure they are safe online.

The third phase, launched at Al Jawaher Reception and Convention Centre (JRCC) is focussing on cyber security for children, given the fast-growing number of potentially dangerous websites and the increasing number of children with access to them. The campaign receives great support from Shaikha Jawaher, who sent a message to all individuals and families as well as government and private organisations.

“Our shared human experience has taught us that the future is determined by the present. In order to create a bright future for us all, we must therefore enhance our commitment to the here and now,” she said in a message.

Hanadi Saleh Al Yafei, Head of the Organising Committee of the CSC, and Department Director at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs, said: “The third phase of the campaign is built on the successes of the previous two. We have managed to make a real difference to the lives of many children and reinforce the importance of parents’ care and their awareness of their children’s health and safety.”