Responsible Use of Technology

With the end of the academic year, Honor 1000 recently concluded their Online Safety Campaign with elementary school students in the Philippines.

  

The team taught the kids not only how to protect themselves from the lurking dangers in the virtual world, but also how to be responsible with technology. The key learning points were how to protect themselves from cyber bullying, how to respond when they experience it, and how to promote respect and be responsible members of the online community.

The team is grateful with how receptive and involved the students were. The students are equally thankful for the lessons and information. One of the students shared, “As we cope with technology and use it every day, it is important that we are guided on how to be responsible and safe.” Because of the high prevalence of online child exploitation in the Philippines, cyber awareness programs like this, is vital for students and young people at risk of being exploited. When school starts again in August, this interactive and informative program will once again impact school children in the Philippines.

So far this year, 249 students across 5 primary schools have been part of this awareness program. 

 

 

Project Partners

                    

BLESSED PROJECT - STOPPING TRAFFICKING IN THE PHILIPPINES | PHILIPPINES | STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Safer Home and Means of Living

Early in 2019, the slum area where Kara and her family lived caught fire. Kara was homeless so she decided to live with her friends. One of her friends introduced her to a woman who promised to give her a job. Little did she know that the woman would exploit her.




PHILIPPINES | STOP CYBERSEX CRIME | STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING

House to House Advocacy

Since schools in the Philippines have shifted mostly to online classes and large gatherings are still prohibited, our partner Honor 1000 found an alternative to continue reaching out to students and parents and raise awareness on human trafficking and online sexual abuse and exploitation of children (OSAEC) despite the pandemic.




HONOR 1000 - MICRO FINANCE PHILIPPINES | PHILIPPINES

Coming Up with New Ideas

Irene recently joined the Microfinance project. Her small business is selling shoes, clothes, and cosmetics. Because of the pandemic, she was forced to stop taking orders because the businesses selling non-essential goods were banned to operate.




BLESSED PROJECT - STOPPING TRAFFICKING IN THE PHILIPPINES | PHILIPPINES | STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Rescued in an Entrapment Operation

Issa [name changed for privacy and protection] lived in a cemetery with her family. As the eldest, she felt the burden to help provide for the family. She found a job through a woman she met, but before she knew it, she was trapped and unable to free herself from a recurring exploitation.




PHILIPPINES | STOP CYBERSEX CRIME | STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Battling Cybersex Crime in the Philippines

Philippines is a global hotspot for online sexual exploitation of children, with eight times more case referrals than other countries. The latest International Justice Mission report also showed that majority of the victims are female with ages ranging from 10 to 15 years and some even under 1 year old. Sadly, a lot of the identified perpetrators are the children's own parents or close relatives.




END POVERTY | HONOR 1000 - MICRO FINANCE PHILIPPINES | PHILIPPINES

Keeping a Positive Outlook

Estrella usually travels to the neighboring city to sell snacks. This is how she supports her two kids. However, as the local government strengthened precautions in lieu of the pandemic, she’s now unable to peddle her goods, which greatly affected her income.