Children and young people are among the most avid users of mobile technologies, which can have a tremendous positive impact on their lives. Like any tool, however, mobile technologies can be used to cause harm, and parents, governments and industry have a role in protecting and supporting children who are connected. This course looks at the issue from several angles, including cultural differences regarding children’s use of mobile devices, child online protection and whether regulation is necessary.
This seven-week online course is offered by the GSMA’s Capacity Building in Mobile Sector Regulation initiative, in cooperation with DiploFoundation. The course is aimed primarily at staff and management of national telecommunications regulatory authorities. Participation in this course is fully funded by the GSMA.