2023 Child Online Safety Index

The Child Online Safety Index (COSI) is a national-level metric designed to assist countries in effectively monitoring the status of their children’s online safety.

The 2023 COSI report used the same methodology that was developed in 2022; however, instead of the global ranking of the nations, the 2023 COSI provides a 4-scale rating of A=Top Quartile, B=2nd Quartile, C=3rd Quartile and D=4th Quartile. This comprehensive tool enables nations to assess and pinpoint areas for improvement concerning the online safety of their children and youth across various key stakeholders, namely children, families, schools, ICT companies, and the soft and hard infrastructures of government bodies. The COSI aims to encourage effective collaboration among stakeholders to enhance child online safety and promote digital citizenship among children and youth within their respective nations, all while providing a means to measure national progress in this critical domain quantitatively.

This 2023 COSI report relies on data collected from a substantial sample of 351,376 children and adolescents, hailing from 100 different countries. These data sources include the DQ Institute’s impact tracker as well as publicly accessible external sources, such as international research projects and publications.

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2022 Child Online Safety Index

The Child Online Safety Index (COSI) is a national-level measure to guide child online safety improvement. Through COSI, nations can identify areas of improvement for child online safety issues across six stakeholders: children, families, schools, ICT companies, and soft and hard infrastructures of the government.

The inaugural report of COSI was published in February 2020, and COSI 2022 makes the second publication in the series. COSI 2022 captures the post-COVID-19 pandemic global status of child online safety based on the DQ Institute’s global databank. The global databank consists of data on 329,142 children and adolescents in 100 different countries, collected from various external sources (e.g., international research projects and publications) and through DQ Institute’s own surveys.

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2021 IQ, EQ, DQ:
New Intelligence in the AI Age

IQ, EQ, DQ chronicles Dr. Yuhyun Park’s social impact journey in developing the concept of Digital Intelligence (DQ) and how it is now recognized as the global standard for digital literacy, digital skills, and digital readiness. She shares about the decade of experiences, insights, and instrumental people and partners who are anchored on the same strong belief that “technology is only meaningful when it enhances humanness”.

The book is an invitation for all to realize the importance to collaboratively reshape and co-write the next chapters on technology, education, and human wellbeing in an increasingly digital age – As technology evolves, we too should continue to learn, evolve, and empower others, in sustainable ways and as masters of technology. 

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2020 Child Online Safety Index Report

The Child Online Safety Index (COSI), the world-first real-time measure to help nations better understand their children’s online safety status.

The 2020 COSI is based on data collected from 145,426 children and adolescents in 30 different countries from 2017-2019 as part of the #DQEveryChild initiative.

Linked with DQ assessment tools and its global database, COSI will be automatically updated as the countries progress with their child online safety and digital citizenship initiatives.

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DQ Institute in Action


DQ Day

World Marks Digital Intelligence Day on October 10

The day individuals and organizations across the globe affirm their commitment to promote online safety, ethics, and human empowerment in the digital age.

2020 DQ Day Announcement


The world’s first global standard related to digital literacy, digital skills, and digital readiness, the IEEE 3527.1™ Standard for Digital Intelligence (DQ), was approved by the Standards Board on 24 September 2020.

2020 DQ Day Celebrationwith C20 (G20 Civil Society) Summit


To celebrate the 2020 DQ Day, we co-organized the panel discussion session with C20 on “Global Index for Child Online Safety and Digital Citizenship”.

2020 DQ Day Celebration

Welcome to DQ Day 2020 Saudi Arabia

DQ Institute is an active participant of the 2020 C20 (G20 Civil Society) as the international lead for Digital Economy Working Group. This panel discussion is a special event organized by the DQ Institute and C20 to discuss the development of a new Global Index for Child Online Safety and Digital Citizenship.



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Join Other DQI Discussions at G20 Engagement Groups

Think 20 (T20). Task Force 6: Economy, Employment, and Education in the Digital Age. Panel Discussion: Beyond Password Protection – Honoring Personal Identities and Maintaining Autonomy in Cybersecurity


  • Muhammad Khurram Khan, TF06 Policy Brief Lead Author, T20 Saudi Arabia and Professor of Cybersecurity Founder & CEO, Global Foundation for Cyber Studies & Research Triston Harris, Director and co-founder of the Center for Humane Technology
  • Hind Khalifa, TF06 Policy Brief Author, T20 Saudi Arabia and ASBAR
  • Josh Jackman, DQ Institute
  • Paul Twomey, TF06 Policy Brief Author, T20 Saudi Arabia and Centre for International Governance Innovation
Date: 6 October 2020
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm

C20 Summit. Panel Discussion: Bridging the Divide in Digital Education


  • Chris Purifoy Chief Executive Office, Learning Economy
  • Asheesh Advani, Chief Executive Officer, JA Worldwide
  • Andreas Schleicher, Director for the Directorate for Education and Skills
  • Dr. Yuhyun Park, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, DQ Institute
  • Haroon Yasin, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, ORENDA Project
  • Christina Bwana, Chief Operating Officer, UBNOGO
Date: 6 October 2020
Time: 2:30pm – 4:00pm

C20 Summit. Panel Discussion: The Future of Development: The Digital Perspective


  • H.E. Dr. Munir Eldesouki, Assistant Minister, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Saudi Arabia; G20 Digital Economy Taskforce Chair
  • H.E. Omar Sultan Alolama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, UAE
  • Mr. Andrew Wycoff, Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation, OECD
  • Ms. Patricia Mechael, Co-Founder and Policy Lead, HealthEnabled
  • Dr. Yuhyun Park, Director, DQ Institute & C20 DEWG Lead
Date: 9 October 2020
Time: 12:30pm – 2:00pm

Welcome to DQ Day 2019 New York City, USA

This is an inaugural event organized by DQ Institute and IEEE Standards Association, in collaboration with the World Economic Forum, to coordinate worldwide efforts in setting global standards for digital intelligence (DQ). This will be a high-level thought leadership event convening the best minds from around the world to discuss latest trends and issues on digital literacy, skills and readiness.



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Welcome to DQ Day 2019 London, UK

The City of London will be officially launching its nationwide campaign ( to boost digital skills among people and businesses in the United Kingdom. In collaboration with the Coalition for Digital Intelligence, this movement was initiated through the Digital Skills Summit in November last year with an aim to empower people and businesses in the UK to thrive in the digital age.

DQ Seminars & Symposia

In collaboration with the World Economic Forum, DQ Institute brings together business, NGOs, civil society and academia to elevate digital intelligence (DQ) as a new form of intelligence. A series of events will provide engagement opportunities by:

  • Conducting seminars and symposia with global thought leaders and luminaries to facilitate interaction between experts in various industries to raise awareness and visibility on DQ
  •  Developing ‘white paper’ scalable solutions in real-time for the most vulnerable populations including youth and for the aging population (e.g., ‘silver’ media literacy)