The governance of the Internet can be complex and riddled with many acronyms.
Commonwealth Internet Governance Forum
Coordinated by the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation, CIGF seeks to encourage greater participation from Commonwealth member states on policy issues and discussion, with a view to coming up with informed solutions or pooling of good practise to address their needs more directly
A cartoon explaining the basics on the formation of the Internet and the IANA transition.
The UN Commission on Science and Technology (CSTD) is undertaking a ten year review of outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).
In keeping with its second objective the Commonwealth Internet Governance Forum has produced publications and toolkits on cyber security and online child protection. The toolkits cover a range of areas including: child pornography, computer misuse, forgery and fraud, and intellectual property rights.
Online Child Protection
Online Child Protection has been compiled by John Carr and has been produced by COMNET. It is the result of a collaboration between the CIGF, the Children’s Charities Coalition on Internet Safety, the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children, the ITU and the GSMA.
The toolkit contains background information on the impact of the Internet on child pornography, suggested institutional synergies, and Model Legislation.
In 2013 the information was updated to include online grooming and peer-2-peer networks. The status of child protection legislation in Commonwealth countries in the appendices was updated as well.