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  • Published 30.06.20

    A Child's Rights Strategy in the UN Roadmap for Digital Cooperation

    Jutta Croll, Stiftung Digitale Chancen

    In June 2020, the UN High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation has presented their Roadmap for Digital Cooperation. Within the Consultations for the Internet Governance Forum 2020 Under Secretary General Fabrizio Hochschildt presented the Roadmap and answered question. The exchange on child protection and children's rights with Jutta Croll and Fabrizio Hochschildt can be found here:

    More about the child's rights based approach of the amendment to the German Youth Protection Act is to be found under this link.

    Read more on the topic : www.un.org/en...

  • Published 16.06.20

    The German Youth Protection Act, Amendment 2020

    Jutta Croll, Stiftung Digitale Chancen

    A child‘s rights based approach of the amendment to the German Youth Protection Act, explained by Jutta Croll referring to the draft amendment and the UN Comnvention on the Rights of the Child, on day 1 of EuroDIG 2020:

    More about on child protection and children's rights in the roadmap of the UN can be found at https://kinderrechte.digital/aktuelles/index.cfm/key.3888/.

  • Published 15.04.20

    One week to go until the deadline for IGF workshop proposals ends on 22 April 2020, midnight

    Stiftung Digitale Chancen

    Workshops for the 15th Internet Governance Forum can still be submitted until 22 April. The form is available at https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2020-workshop-proposal-form. The IGF will take place in Katowice, Poland from 2 to 6 November 2020. Currently, the responsible persons at the United Nations and the host, the Polish government, assume that the Forum will take place on site as planned. The Multistakeholder Advisory Group explicitly calls for workshop proposals to be submitted even though, due to travel restrictions, not all speakers* may currently be able to give their consent to participate on site; technical requirements for virtual participation will be in place.

    In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the importance of addressing the various aspects of Internet governance is now becoming increasingly clear. Deliberate misreporting and the manipulation of information regarding the origin and spread of the virus have just as negative an impact as the infringement of privacy through web conferences held at the kitchen table, the endangerment of children and young people through more time spent using digital connected devices, and the deepening of a digital divide between those who can compensate for a lack of personal exchange and restrictions in education through the use of digital media. The four tracks of the IGF 2020: Data, Environment, Inclusion and Trust will address all these issues.