NFTs will not solve cyberbullying issues. But they can help fund the associations that fight them. At the auction of its most prestigious non-fungible token on July 22, 20 minutes has selected a dedicated recipient: E-Enfance. The proceeds from the sale of its No. 20 NFT typewriter will actually help fund the significant work done by this association, which since 2007 has protected and warned young people about the dangers of the Internet.
E-Enfance, which is recognized as a public tool, is still too little known by the French. Despite a highly developed platform that can advise and help victims of cyberbullying, it is struggling to establish itself. “That’s why we need the media to give us more visibility,” emphasizes Justine Atlan, director of the association.
“We live each other online more than ever today, and it’s really important to create awareness among all French people. We’re a team of about thirty people traveling all over France, but that’s not enough.”
In its infancy, E-Enfance aimed to “protect young people from pornography. Social networks were not yet sufficiently developed at that time. The structure naturally followed the development of the Internet. E-childhood today works with government, the judiciary and social networks to be able to act effectively against cases of online harassment.
Help with procedures
3018 is the number made available to help victims, it is also possible to reach the association by mail and Messenger. Or on the association’s mobile application, which offers an instant chat to collect special attachments (eg screenshots) needed in certain procedures. “Attachments are stored in a safe. If a situation concerns an offensive post posted on social networks, E-Enfance will contact the French structure of the social network to submit a request for deletion. The posting will be deleted on average one hour after the request. . »
“Of course young people come to us, but most often it is worried parents who turn to us for advice. For example, which mobile phone to choose for their teenager, how to protect him well from the dangers of the Internet, etc. »The team consists of healthcare professionals and lawyers to ensure comprehensive and effective support. In addition to providing online help, the association offers education or participates in information campaigns, whether in the school or professional sector.
The looming Web 3 will not make the needs in this area disappear. That’s why 20 Minutes took advantage of the Non Fungible Auction organized by Blackpool, the most prestigious of NFT’s charity auctions, to sell one of its virtual typewriters to E-Enfance. It takes place in Paris on July 22 in the late afternoon and will be broadcast … online. Because if the net can be toxic, it is also a valuable tool. Buy a token instead of throwing the baby out with the bath water, the proposal deserves your attention …