Child Safeguarding Online - Addressing Artificial Intelligence (AI) Risks

Gain knowledge and practical strategies to safeguard children from the risks associated with artificial intelligence (AI) in the online world

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Focus of this Training:

ISPCAN, in partnership with Child Safe Middle East, presented this 90-minute virtual session that addressed the immense challenges of safeguarding children in the age of Artificial Intelligence.  Our goal for this session was to reach as many professionals, practitioners, organizations, community leaders, social workers, teachers and parents as possible with specific ways that we can address this critical topic.  Listen to the recording to hear this powerful presentation and an interactive Q&A session with Maryam Ehsani. What is Artificial Intelligence (AI)? Artificial Intelligence can be defined as a branch of computer science that can simulate human intelligence. AI is implemented in machines to perform tasks that actually require human intelligence. Some of the primary functions of AI include simulating reasoning, learning, problem-solving and quick decision making. At the core of it, Artificial Intelligence is computer algorithms with certain sets of rules. AI systems have the ability to learn from the iteration of tasks where the computer data (aka machine learning algorithms) are fed to the system. This is exactly how, machine learning can actually get better at doing their specified tasks, without any external interference. The societal question becomes how AI will impact all aspects of society - including the critical issue of the protection of children online.

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Webinar Date:

January 17, 2024




Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Child Safeguarding
On-line safety
Maryam Ehsani Presentation Slides - Child Safeguarding Online - Addressing Artificial Intelligence Risks
Unicef Child-centred AI initiative
EU Bill of Rights for AI
US blueprint Bill of Rights for AI
Video from Child-centred AI Unicef
Ella without Consent
AI for safer children global hub
AI guide for parents
AI guide for teenagers
A guide for policy makers
AI guides in different languages
For an overview and visualization of the main AI principles and documents see the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, ‘Principled Artificial Intelligence: Mapping Consensus in Ethical and Rights-Based Approaches to Principles for AI
Oxford Initiative on AI×SDGs
Vinuesa, R., et al. (2020). ‘The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals’
Child Safe ME- Instagram account
Child Safe ME- LinkedIn account
Child Safe ME website
Thorn Foundation

Presented By:

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Maryam Ehsani
Founder and CEO of Child Safe ME
Maryam Ehsani is an International Child Rights advocate and a child protection and safeguarding expert who has been leading the development of international child safeguarding standards and frameworks for more than 15 years. She is founder and CEO of Child Safe Middle East and is an executive board member of International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN). She has been supporting various organizations such as government entities, corporates, education sector and NGOs across Europe, Middle East and Africa to implement child safeguarding and child protection measures underpinned by the UN’s Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). Most recently Maryam has served as a Scientific Chair at the ISPCAN’s congress in Edinburgh in Sep 2023. And finally her most recent engagement, she has served as a panelist speaker at the COP28 in UAE, which discussed how to Empower vulnerable communities with resiliency amidst climate change.

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