Microsoft Vietnam will sponsor over 233,000 USD to aid Vietnam’s efforts in protecting children online.

The aid comes from an agreement freshly signed by the Microsoft Vietnam, the Department of Child Affairs under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, and the ChildFund Vietnam.

The pact says Microsoft Vietnam’s financial and technical assistance will be offered to the other two parties over the next 25 months.

The project aims to help boost communication campaigns that raise public awareness about the cyber-safety of children, in particular some relevant protection skills.

It will also build web-based data that enable users to report child abuse cases, and an application that provides technical solutions for child safety in cyberspace.

The two programmes, operating on both web and mobile platforms, will first be carried out within the frameworks of two child protection projects run by the ChildFund in Hoa Binh, Cao Bang, and Bac Kan provinces.

Vietnam joined the World Wide Web in 1997. It had 64 million people, or 67 percent of the population, using the internet as of June 2017. -VNA