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4 Must-Know Terms about Online Child Sexual Exploitation

The more advanced digital technology is, the severer online threats become. Ranking among these intimidating threats is “Online Child Exploitation”, which is considered a form of human trafficking. It is a grave crime because it hurts the rights, liberties, dignity, and security of another human. A common output of online child exploitation is Child Sexual Exploitation Material (CSEM). Such material features a sexual violation of or sexual activity with children, including naked or semi-naked bodies of the young victims. Created for sexual purposes, CSEM covers virtual child pornography too. Even though virtual pornographic images of children do not directly harm them, these materials adversely affect them because of many reasons. Firstly, virtual child pornography may be used to groom children for sexual exploitation. Secondly, the market for materials featuring sexual torture against children will continue for as long as such things persist. Thirdly, virtual child pornography may foster culture of tolerance towards online sexual exploitation of children or pedophile demand. To mark National Children’s Day 2023, dtac Safe Internet would like to bring the following four terms to the attention of children, youth, and their parents so that they get some ideas about how the ill-intentioned have lured their young…

dtac Safe Internet Joins Forces with BMA, TICAC in Educating Students for Prevention of Online Child Exploitation

20% of children are at risk of being exploited online. Thailand ranks 2nd in the world on online sexual exploitation of children, with the number of dark webs growing by five times. 9 January 2023 – dtac has joined forces with the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) and the Thailand Internet Crimes Against Children (TICAC) Taskforce in a school tour to educate students at BMA-run educational institutes about online risks. The tour kicked off after findings show 20 per cent of Thai children are at risk of being sexually exploited online. Across the world, Thailand ranks 2nd when it comes to the percentage of online exploitation of children. Some Thai youngsters have exposed images of themselves online for money, poignantly exposing inequalities in the country. Over 2023, dtac aims to educate senior primary students across Thailand about online-exploitation threats via dtac Safe Internet project. Thai Children are at Risk Police Colonel Runglert Kantajan, superintendent of the TICAC Unit, said in his capacity as the head of the TICAC Taskforce that there were big risks of online child exploitation in Thailand. The report by National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) shows a significant increase in reports of Child Pornography detection…

Meet the two finalist teams from the “Battle for Better” inter-school debate competitions

The “Battle for Better” #BraveAgainstCyberbullying debate tournament, which was the collaboration between dtac and the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), has already concluded. Hailing from the private sector, dtac has supported the competition in the Month of Youth under the “BKK Rangers: Children for Better Urban Changes” theme. The last round of the debate pitched the Matthayom Prachanitwet School’s team against the Wat Pak Bor School’s team, where the former emerged as winners. dtacblog sat down with the two finalist teams to dive into the behind the scenes and how they got themselves prepared for the competition. From the Matthayom Prachanitwet School are Juthawat Bintasurasee, Piyapat Niyomsit, Ailada Khumtrakul, and  their mentor and teacher Tanawit Saengnarin. The counterparts from the Wat Pak Bor School team are Sasiwan Suaipring, Kawin Changkham, Thanakorn Pimpho, and their teacher-mentor Darat Chukong. First Time Joining Debate Competition “All my team members are interested in public speaking, and we were quick to apply upon hearing about the debate competition. But the path to the contest was not rosy. More than 10 students in our school submitted their application for the competition. So, we all had to go through some internal selection process,” Juthawat from the Matthayom Prachanitwet…

dtac X BMA Inspire constructive debate through “Battle for Better” in “BKK Ranger – Youth Power Transform the City” festival in support of #BraveAgainstCyberbullying

19 September 2022 – dtac is supporting the Bangkok Metropolitan Authority (BMA) in organizing the "BKK Rangers – Youth Power Transform the City” series of creative activities culminating in the “Battle for Better” debate. The debate aims to promote constructive discussion and critical thinking among Thai youth from BMA-operated schools on how to deal with cyberbullying. Join us for the 2 Big Debates On Sunday 25th September 2022, 16:00-17:00 Hrs., at the Thai-Japan BMA Youth Center in Dindaeng District for: The final round on the topic ‘How to end cyberbullying by embracing good morals rather than enforcing rules’ from Wat Pak Boh School and Mathayom Prachaniwet School A special debate between a youth team and adult team on the topic ‘Online culture – where adults need to open up and children need to listen’ The debates will also be broadcast live via dtac’s Twitter page, using the hashtag #BattleforBetter Creating Space for Constructive Debate to #EndCyberBullyingInOurGen dtac is collaborating with the BMA Department of Education to organize the first annual debate on #EndCyberBullyingInOurGen. This debut year has seen 96 students from 32 BMA schools participating. Prior to the debates, all participants were trained in debate and communication skills, analyzing topics,…