Child Rights – POSCO, Child Labour Laws, NAPC, etc.

Global threats to children


From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level : Not Much

Mains level : Various threats to children across the world

  • The UNICEF has enlisted eight growing challenges for the children across globe.

Children at risk

  • Protracted conflicts, the worsening climate crisis, a decline in mental health, mass migration and online misinformation are some of the most concerning emerging global threats to children.
  • Majority of children will grow up as natives of a digital environment saturated with online misinformation.
  • For example, so-called ‘deep fake’ technology uses artificial intelligence techniques to create convincing fakes of audio and video content, relatively easily.

Threats to the future of world’s children as highlighted by UNICEF

  • Access to clean water, clean air and a safe climate
  • Conflict and disaster zones
  • Mental illness
  • Migration
  • Need for Twenty-first century skills for a twenty-first century economy
  • Protecting their Digital footprint
  • Vulnerability for being the least trusting generation of citizens
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