A local alliance utilizing international networks and mobile technology to promote child sexual abuse prevention globally
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
: 9:30 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
World Health Organization reports that the prevalence of sexual violence among boys and girls under 18 internationally is 73 million and 150 million respectively. Child sexual abuse is a topic associated with significant stigma and there are limited prevention programs utilizing mobile platforms for global outreach efforts. An alliance of locally-based organizations, with the mission to prevent violence and abuse in communities through local, national, and international collaborations, adapted a children's storybook on child sexual abuse prevention and reporting into a multilingual (English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog) educational mobile tool through local partnerships. The focus group-tested tool intended to empower children and promote dialogue among children, parents, and professionals working with children. The tool was developed with the intention of raising awareness globally. Awareness efforts included involving ethnic media networks, collaborating with the alliance's network partners and their international contacts, online and social media networks, mobile application stores, community events, and international conferences. The tool received positive feedback and requests from the target audience. The tool has received over 1208 downloads from mobile application stores in Australia, Canada, China, Germany, India, France, Malaysia, Netherlands, Philippines, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam. The tool has also been promoted through Social Media Networks (770 followers and 160 postings), websites (910 views), ethnic media (10,179 impressions), and international conferences (2,400 impressions). Local and international collaborations and mobile platforms can be venues for promoting violence prevention programs globally, including topics associated with stigma.
Communication and informatics
Diversity and culture
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Describe how local efforts of violence prevention, including topics associated with stigma, can transcend globally through local, national and international collaborations, mobile platforms, social networks, and social media;
Recognize the potential for mobile platforms to prevent violence and disseminate related resources and programs on a global scale;
Keyword(s): Child Abuse, Technology
Presenting author's disclosure statement:
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am qualified to be an abstract author because I oversee programs such as disease prevention, health education and violence prevention programs, research, nutrition counseling, and social and referral services.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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