To uphold the mission on creating Child-friendly Cyberspace, working group with children rights experts around the globe was formed for drafting the Child-Friendly Content Guideline and Best Practice. The Content guideline will lay a solid foundation and create a framework to guide the operation of any registry for this specific online space dedicated for children. The most important aspect of the guideline is that it is a collaboration among the community members. It aims to be the binding principles between the registrants of the “.kids” domain and the registry operator whereby whoever wants to register a “.kids” domain would have to sign on while failure to comply with it will risk take-down of the domain. As well as the Best Practice as reference for everyone to join hands in building the Child-friendly Internet together.
We are delighted to have 6 members from different continents working with children and on child protection aspect for many years joining the working group, below please find their Bios.
Child-friendly Content Guideline
Working Group Members
Ms. Amy Crocker
Hotline Development Coordinator, INHOPE Foundation
Amy is currently the Hotline Development Coordinator for the International Association of Internet Hotlines – INHOPE, and its charitable arm the INHOPE Foundation, which together represent a collaborative network of 51 hotlines in 45 countries dedicated to removing Child Sexual Abuse Material from the Internet. A British national based in the Netherlands, Amy holds a Masters in Violence, Conflict and Development from the University of London and has spent much of the last 10 years contributing to the online and offline protection of children, working previously as a criminal intelligence analyst with the INTERPOL Crimes against Children Team and at the British Embassy in the Netherlands, and as a project manager for a network of child protection NGOs in Colombia.
Ms. Hope Esquillo Tura
Manager for the Regional Child Rights Governance Program, Save the Children
Hope is responsible to oversee the child-rights governance programs in the Southeast and East Asia Region of Save the Children, funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency. They support the Hong Kong Committee on Children’s Rights and Child Rights Coalition Asia which is a regional network of child rights and human rights organizations with the main objective to mainstream child rights perspectives and agenda into the regional and international advocacy process.
Mr. Jonathan Ssembajwa
Programs Coordinator Children and Youth Participation, Rights of Young Foundation
Rights of Young Foundation (RYF) is a coalition of children and youths focused organizations and individuals working to promote the observance of children and young people’s rights in Uganda fully registered with clear records. The Foundation is currently a member of the Child Online Protection Initiative of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).
Ms. Linda Spears
Vice President, Policy and Public Affairs, Child Welfare League of America
The Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) is the oldest and largest child welfare organization in the United States. The organization’s primary objective is to “Make Children a National Priority”. The CWLA is the trusted authority for professionals who work with children and the only national organization with members from both public and private agencies, providing unique access and influence to all sectors of the children’s services field. In addition to her position with CWLA, she is a member of the board of Advocates for Children, Youth and Families. She is also one of the core members of the US Campaign for Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Mrs. Priscilla Lui Tsang Sun-Kai
First Administration and Director of Against Child Abuse
Mrs. Lui is one of the veterans in the child-right sector and instrumental in piloting various innovative programmes over the years to prevent children from being abused. She was the administrator of Aginst Child Abuse (ACA) in Hong Kong back in 1979 when ACA was still an action group. She re-joined the agency as the Director in 1983, a position which she retires in 2011. One such project responding to changing societal need commenced in 2008 is the Good Parenting Project with trained volunteers led by social workers befriending and visiting new parents of cross-border families. She was one of the awardees for Hong Kong Humanity Awards in 2009. She is currently the Vice Chairperson of Hong Kong Committee on Children’s Rights, the organization that she helped to set up first under the auspices of ACA and later went independent.
Ms. Yvette Gatilao Murphy
Director of Advocacy and Outreach, Association for Childhood Education International
Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) serves as a source of information for both members and the general public who want to know more about the education and care of children, and with the mission of promote and advocate for children’s right to education. ACEI was established as the International Kindergarten Union (IKU) in 1892. While ACEI has expanded today, their members are in many nations, country liaisons, and network groups.