Situation Analysis of Child Online Protection in Pakistan

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The report titled “Situation Analysis of Child Online Protection in Pakistan” provides an overview of the current state of child online protection in Pakistan. It highlights the importance of addressing the risks and dangers faced by children in the digital world, such as cyberbullying, online grooming, and sharing of sexual abuse materials. The report emphasizes the need for comprehensive measures and a global response to protect children from online threats.

The Government of Pakistan has taken significant steps to improve the legislative framework for protecting children online. The Criminal Law Amendments of 2023 reflect the government’s commitment to the safety and well-being of children in the digital realm. However, the challenge lies in effectively implementing these changes.

The report outlines the international legal framework for child online protection, including conventions, protocols, and resolutions related to children’s rights and protection. It also discusses Pakistan’s legal framework for child online protection, including the Constitution, Penal Code, and the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act.

The institutional framework for child online protection in Pakistan is also addressed, highlighting the roles of organizations such as the Federal Investigation Authority (FIA), Police, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), and child protection agencies. The report identifies various challenges and issues in child online protection, including the generational and knowledge gap, cultural barriers, limited research and evidence, and gaps in law enforcement.

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