Cyber Sexual Abuse Awareness & Prevention Seminar

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Philippines

Location: Pabahay 2000, Brgy Muzon, San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines

Beneficiaries: 150 sponsored children and young adults

Background: Pabahay 2000 (or Housing 2000) was established in 1997 as a government-initiated housing project for the victims of squatters’ demolition from different poor communities in the Manila metro area. Currently, there are 150 sponsored children in this area—47 in elementary school, 85 in high school, and 18 in college. They are required to use the Internet for school assignments and term papers in order to do well academically. This Internet use exposes the children and young adults to online predators.

Specific Objectives

  • Impart basic and important knowledge on how to spot and identify possible cyber sexual abuse

  • Provide significant information on how to battle and counter actual cyber sexual abuse

  • Present programs and resolutions of the government on how to proceed and report the experience of cyber sexual abuse

  • Develop camaraderie and self-confidence among Pearl S. Buck Foundation Philippines sponsored children and youth through team building activities during the seminar

  • Develop courage among sponsored children and youth to fight and report cyber sexual abuse to proper local government and private agencies for the protection of children

Project Goal Amount

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