Sonakshi Sinha, who is currently busy with the Dabangg Tour, has joined forces with UNESCO for a special cause. The actress will promote a safe and secure online environment for children who become the target of trolls, cyber bullying, online sexual abuse, and exploitation, enticement to illegal behaviour. Sonakshi will work along with UNESCO to empower children who are our future digital citizens.
A post on the official Twitter handle of the UNESCO New Delhi read, “@sonakshisinha joins #UNESCO to promote safe and secure online environment for children and help empower our future digital citizens. #ChildSafetyOnline. ” Sonakshi responded to the tweet by saying, “I stand for protection of children!”
In the video shared by UNESCO New Delhi, Sonakshi Sinha says, “Internet use in India is exploding and mobile access has really changed the game. But what does that mean for a country with the world’s largest child population? Is cyberspace safe for the children that are under 18? All 470 million of them? Do our girls get to lead their internet life with dignity? The truth is that the risks they are facing are shocking. Children are easy targets for cyber bullying, online sexual abuse, and exploitation, enticement to illegal behaviour and many more such horrific things. It is also true that internet and social media play a huge part in influencing the truth today. I am truly concerned, and as an active citizen, I would like to make sure that our boys and girls are protected both online and offline.”
Sonakshi further adds, “I believe that girls and boys must be educated on safe use of online spaces and definitely be prepared to report any kind of abuse and exploitation. This is something that has been highlighted by the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals which I fully and truly support. That’s why I am joining forces with UNESCO to help find cyber threats to children. I would also urge you to partner with UNESCO and other agencies to help promote child safety online and help empower our future digital citizens. Let’s come together to help build a safer cyberspace for and with our children.”