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Asia's families must be empowered to combat online abuse

Risks of bullying and sexual exploitation can be reduced with higher awareness

| Southeast Asia
Children play with a smartphone at home in Jakarta in 2020: Over 200,000 children globally go online for the first time each day.    © Reuters

Roland Angerer is Asia regional director for international aid group ChildFund International.

Digital technologies have revolutionized the way children learn, socialize and entertain. Their significance was profoundly felt during the COVID-19 pandemic when many children confined at home were still able to continue their education, pursue hobbies and connect with friends.

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