Brasilia, June 7, 2021 – In news coming in on social media, an article integrated by UNICEF creates misinterpretations. The text discusses how to improve child protection on the Internet and presents numerous risks and vulnerabilities associated with child access to pornography and other harmful content online. UNICEF’s position is clear: no child should be exposed to harmful content online or offline.
Following its publication, some sections led to misinterpretations and misrepresentations about UNICEF’s protection. The text is taken down to make the necessary changes, and it is under review.
UNICEF is alarmed by the vast amount of pornographic content available online and easily accessible to children. Pornography can be very harmful to children. This can lead to mental health issues, sexual and objective, sexual assault and other negative consequences.
UNICEF is working to improve the online safety of children. UNICEF encourages governments, technology, schools, parents and communities to do everything in their power to protect children from all harmful content. In Brazil, UNICEF, along with its partners, is working to protect women and children from various forms of violence. Learn more at Unicef.org/brazil/protecao.