Full score for Telia Company's work on children's rights
Telia Company’s work on Children online and efforts to support and respect children’s rights has been acknowledged by receiving a full score result in the “Corporate Sector and Children’s Rights Benchmark” issued by the Global Child Forum.
Global Child Forum’s benchmark study Corporate Sector and Children’s Rights in the Nordic Region was issued last week and presented at a seminar in Stockholm. In this study the ICT sector was the leading sector and Telia Company among the high scoring companies, scoring 9 out of 9 points.
Safer internet use
Henriette Wendt, Head of Corporate Development,Telia Company, says: “As we work actively on our own and together with experienced partners to promote a safer use of internet among children, and to develop our approach to supporting and respecting children’s rights, it is of course encouraging to get this acknowledgement."
"Have a responsibility"
Wendt participated in the seminar to describe how Telia Company works with children’s rights and children online as an integral part of the company strategy. She mentioned that a third of the world's internet users are children.
“As a telecom operator we have a responsibility to protect children in the online world we provide for them. We also work actively in cooperation with others to educate children in ICT-related subjects, to increase general knowledge and interest among children. The work around children’s rights is part of our strategy and as such we never rest, we constantly want to raise the bar,” she says.