Action research exploring information communication technologies (ICT) and child protection in Thailand

Traditional approaches to protecting children are insufficient to meet the complex issues they now face, and inter-sectoral, child-centred strategies are needed. Addressing this, the International Institute for Child Rights and Development (IICRD) developed the Circle of Rights (COR), a participatory action research approach to involve children in ‘bottom-up’ protection work. This paper describes COR in Thailand through the Child Protection Partnership (CPP), a project focused on ICT child protection. Children, youth and adults in four Thai communities collaborated in co-creating integrated strategies to address ICT and child protection. The paper describes the process and actions resulting from this child-centred partnership.

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