Save the Children Vietnam and the Embassy of Sweden in Hanoi launched the #Netsmart handbook during Vietnam Internet Forum 2017 to help protect children and youth on the Internet.
The #Netsmart handbook supports parents and other adults in their efforts to help keep children safe on the Internet. The handbook was released by the Embassy of Sweden in Hanoi and Save the Children Vietnam in cooperation with the Department of Children, Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs. The easy to read handbook, which has been translated into Vietnamese, will provide parents, teachers, educators, policy-makers, NGOs and adults with effective ways to protect children on the Internet.
Dragana Strinic, Save the Children Vietnam together with Victoria Rhodin Sandström, Embassy of Sweden in Hanoi.
In an earlier cooperation, the booklet “Respect! My body!” was introduced to the Vietnamese public and it has been helping adults understand child protection overall. The #Netsmart handbook will help equip adults further with knowledge, ideas and ways to communicate with children on all the potential risks that they may encounter on the internet. With an easy-to-understand approach, the booklet also offers creative ideas on how to openly discuss with children on the risk of sexual abuse on the internet, and most of all, how to use the internet safely and smart.