ITU appreciates Saudi Arabia’s Efforts to Protect Children in Cyberspace

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), UN specialized agency for information and communication technology, praised the efforts of Saudi Arabia, represented by the National Cybersecurity Authority, to protect children in cyberspace.

This came after signing a strategic partnership agreement between National Cybersecurity Authority and International Telecommunication Union to launch a global program to protect children in the cyberspace.

Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union Houlin Zhao indicated that children’s safety on the internet has become more necessary than ever, indicating that the launch of this program will contribute to reducing crimes, targeting children on the internet, and will contribute to providing the necessary resources and skills for children.

He stated that the Union appreciates the efforts of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to protect children in cyberspace, represented by the initiative of His Royal Highness Prince Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to protect children in the cyberspace.

For his part, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Cybersecurity Authority, Dr. Musaed bin Mohammad Al-Aiban, praised the empowerment and protection of children in cyberspace, as it is a top priority for HRH the Crown Prince, as he launched a global initiative to protect children in the cyberspace.

Dr. Al-Aiban said that the Authority has worked with the International Telecommunication Union to design this comprehensive global program, which we hope to have an impact on increasing international cooperation to enhance the protection of children in cyberspace.