Large investments of time and money are made to prevent cyberbullying and online grooming, but are these programmes actually keeping children safe online? With few programmes ever being evaluated, it is difficult to say.
To address this gap, we teamed up with UNICEF's Regional Office for East Asia and the Pacific (UNICEF EAPRO) to research cyberbullying and online grooming indicators and developed an indicator framework. The framework assesses whether interventions result in behaviour change for child online protection.
To make this framework easy to use, the team developed an online prototype tool – Evaluate It! Our tool guides you to choose the topic, theory of change (to read more about the theory of change, please visit the project page), and indicators that are relevant to your organisation through a drag-and-drop interface. Once you have completed the process, a dynamic PDF document containing your custom framework is generated, alongside some key background information on evaluation and suggestions for best-practice use.
The theory of change, indicators, and online tool form an accessible and cohesive evaluation framework, improving online safety evaluation by providing a more holistic and evidence-based means of measurement.
It is planned that this prototype will be developed into a usable and user friendly online tool with accompanying guidance in Phase 2 of the project.
If you’re ready to better understand the impact your online safety programme is making, access the evaluation tool here.
To read more about this project, please visit the project page here.
This project was commissioned by the UNICEF Regional Office for East Asia and the Pacific.