While there are many examples of the educational and social value attached to the use of the Internet and cell phones, it’s crucial to ensure that the benefits outweigh the risks to children’s safety and well-being in an increasingly cyber-centered world.
To gain sharper insight into UNICEF’s work in South Africa, Sir Alex and 22-year-old Manchester United starlet, Ben Amos joined UNICEF and its local partner, the National Association of Child and Youth Care Workers (NACCW), at an Isibinidi project in rural Ndwedwe, KwaZulu-Natal.
Child protection policies and laws are futile without more prevention efforts, improved support services and the prosecution and punishment of offenders. It’s about prevention, protection – and prosecution of offenders. But where do you start?
Violence against children persists at unacceptable levels, despite South Africa’s progressive laws. To usher in real change, child protection must start with every one of us – and extend to every boy and girl - which is why individual action is at the heart of UNICEF’s Believe in Zero campaign.