BOX 2-1
Key Messages Raised by Individual Speakers

•   Use of information and communications technologies disrupts the flow of information and hierarchies, with a transformational impact on society.

•   An important barrier to the realization of the potential of new technologies is the need for and resistance to organizational change.

•   The use case is more important than the technology itself.

•   The dialogue about the advantages, disadvantages, and dangers of communications in the field of violence prevention might benefit from greater stakeholder prioritization.


IOM (Institute of Medicine). 2008. Violence prevention in low- and middle-income countries. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund). 2011. Child safety online: Global challenges and strategies. Florence, Italy: UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre. (accessed March 30, 2012).

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