Currently, Vietnam has become closely connected to the world with more than half of the population using the internet. In addition to the benefits that the internet brings, children also face potential risks in the online environment. Children in Vietnam use the internet from a very young age. There are cases that are far away from real life and they focus more on the virtual world without being aware of potential risks. With very limited knowledge and skills, children can not protect themselves against the risks of sexual abuse and abuse in the online environment through many channels such as chatrooms, livestreams, web cameras, cell phones, etc. Meanwhile, parents’ awareness and knowledge of network safety is still limited, so they cannot give advice and guidance to their children.
Within the framework of the project, the Management and Sustainable Development Institute (MSD) collaborated with World Vision International in Vietnam to implement the handbook “Parents in the digital era – Accompanying children to safely use the Internet” which wishes to share guidance, experiences and encouragement so that parents are ready to face the challenges of the technology age with their children, supporting their children to have safe and great experiences when using the Internet.
The publication is produced by the Management and Sustainable Development Institute (MSD) and World Vision Vietnam with support from Childfund in Vietnam, the Department of Labor – War Invalids & Social Affairs, Center for Social Work Service Delivery and lecturers from Da Nang City University of Pedagogy.