The DQ Institute (DQI) is an international think-tank that is dedicated to setting global standards for digital intelligence education, outreach, and policies. Working together with international agencies and local partners, DQI builds multi-stakeholder coalitions that advance its mission and help people worldwide. DQI’s award-winning educational programs include the #DQEveryChild initiative, which seeks to empower 1 billion children with digital intelligence education. It is registered as a not-for-profit foundation under the Ministry of Finance in Korea as well as a 501(C)(3) not-for-profit charity organization in the US.



Our mission is to set global standards for education and policies on digital intelligence. We support the following UN 2030 Goals 3, 4, 8, 9, 10 ,16 and 17.

3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages in using technology.

4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality digital intelligence education and promote life-long learning opportunities for all through digital education for all ages.

8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all by providing digital literacy skills to employees.

9. Build digital resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation by enhancing cyber-security and safety skills among citizens.

10. Reduce inequality within and among countries by supporting vulnerable group of cyber-risks and digital divides.

16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels by reducing cyber-risks and threats.

17. Build digital resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation by enhancing cyber-security and safey skills among citizens .

Our 2020 Initiatives

Global Standards

Coalition for Digital Intelligence

To develop a comprehensive global standard framework for digital intelligence competencies



To provide DQ education in more than 100 countries by 2020

Impact Measurement

Global DQ Index

To keep track of digital intelligence levels by measuring the DQ Index across 100 nations by 2020

“We’ve been supporting this important work ever since the #DQEveryChild global movement was launched at the Global Education & Skills Forum in 2017. The Child Online Safety Index that has emerged as a result is a vital piece of research and my fervent hope is that policy makers around the world will act upon its findings.”
- Sunny Varkey
Founder of the Varkey Foundation and the Global Teacher Prize
“The Child Online Safety Index shows young people need more resources to stay safe online around the world, which is why IBM is contributing to this important work with our recently released "Let's Talk Safe Tech" initiative which aims to educate young people about best practices in cybersecurity at no cost,” said Guillermo Miranda, Global Head of IBM Corporate Social Responsibility. “The DQ Institute is paving the way for us to understand more about the important benchmarks for cybersafety, and we look forward to continuing to work with them on our shared mission to improve the online safety of youth everywhere.”
-Guillermo Miranda
Global head of IBM Corporate Social Responsibility
“A full half of the global population is under 30. While the young population has grown by almost 140 million over the past 20 years, so too has youth unemployment. I welcome the work of DQ Institute as a way to provide evidence on how the power of ICTs can create the world that we want. A world where everyone, no matter where they live, what their gender or what language they speak, has access to the same basic rights and opportunities. A world where every young person has the chance to prosper and realize his or her dreams.”
-Doreen Bogdan-Martin
Director, Telecommunication Development Bureau, International Telecommunication Union
“Every year, JA Worldwide prepares millions of global youth with the employment and entrepreneurship skills they need to thrive right now and in the future. In this fast-moving and complex age of technology, developing digital skills couldn’t be more important. That’s why we’re proud to partner with DQ Institute to integrate training and assessment of young people’s digital quotient (DQ) into our core programmes.”
-Asheesh Advani
CEO of JA Worldwide
“As a 16-year participant in Safer Internet Day, Microsoft is pleased to support the inaugural release of the DQ Institute’s Child Online Safety Index (COSI). Helping to protect children on the internet is part of our longstanding work to promote a safer online environment for all, and we look forward to continuing to collaborate with the DQ Institute and others to encourage greater civility and kindness in all digital interactions.”
-Jacqueline Beauchere
Global Digital Safety Advocate, Microsoft
“In an increasingly digitised world, child online safety is more important than ever and I applaud the work of the DQ Institute in raising awareness of this important aspect of our society.”
-Peter Estlin
Chairman, FutureDotNow.uk
“A long-awaited blueprint to guide governments, private companies, parents and teachers to effectively creating safer online environment for children. The latest masterpiece from Dr. Park and her team.”
-Somchai Lertsutiwong
CEO, Advanced Info Service Public Company Limited, Thailand
“Singtel believes firmly in the education and promotion of responsible digital citizenship. We are honoured to have been involved in the development and implementation of the DQ framework right from the beginning.”
Singtel Vice President of Group Corporate Social Responsibility
-Mr Andrew Buay
-Ms Irina Bokova
Former UNESCO Director-General
“ DQInstitute does outstanding work in promoting digital citizenship for children and parents!”
“DQ World is a quality curriculum packed with fun-filled activities for children to learn digital citizenship skills. Through this program, we impart values and build the character of our children so that they can be equipped for safer use of technology.”
-Mr James Tan
Chief Executive Officer of TOUCH Community Services

DQ Global Alliance

DQ Global Standards can only be realized with the invaluable support from future-oriented and community-spirited partners.

The DQ Institute is a public-private-civic-academic coalition in association with the World Economic Forum that aims to bring quality digital intelligence education to every child. The coalition provides evidence-based solutions and data-driven policy recommendations to help individual nations build ethical digital ecosystems through multi-stakeholder collaboration.

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