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Right to Freedom of Expression and Information

Every child has the right to freedom of expression - online and offline. This right shall include freedom to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds, regardless of frontiers, either orally, in writing or in print, in the form of art, or through any other media of the child''s choice. (UN-CRC Art.13)

Digitisation yields countless new possibilities for people to acquire information and to make one’s opinion known to a wide range of other people. For children to not be exposed to unreasonable risks, while retaining their right to unrestricted freedom of expression and information, the digital environment must provide mechanisms of protection that take into account children’s age and evolving capabilities.


  • Ein Mädchen versucht  mit einem Stethoskop den Herzschlag eines Teddybären zu hören

    „ Respect my rights! Healthy living!" KiKA’s thematic focus from September 7 to 25, 2020

    Marlene Fasolt, Stiftung Digitale Chancen

    “Respect my rights! Healthy living!" is the motto of KiKA’s thematic focus. KiKA is a German children’s channel that commissioned a survey of 843 schoolchildren aged 6 to 13 in order to find out more about the well being of children. The survey was conducted during the corona crisis and focused on the topics of nutrition, excercise, and sustainability.

  • Ansicht: Einladung zur Stellungnahme zu einer Allgemeinen Bemerkung zu den Rechten der Kinder in Bezug auf das digitale Umfeld

    Invitation to comment on a General Comment on children’s rights in relation to the digital environment

    As of Aug. 12 the Committee now invites all interested stakeholders to comment on its draft general comment. The deadline for submissions is 15 November 2020. No submissions received after this deadline will be considered or posted on the webpage of the Committee.

  • Ansicht: Aufruf zur Beteiligung am Programm des IGF 2020

    Call for participation in the programme development for the IGF 2020

    Jutta Croll, Stiftung Digitale Chancen, Stiftung Digitale Chancen

    The United Nations Multistakeholder Advisory Group calls for active participation in the programme of the Internet Governance Forum 2020. The deadline for submissions is now extended til April 22nd 2020, at midnight (UTC)!

  • Ansicht: Wenn ich groß bin, werde ich ...

    When I grow up I want to be ...

    Stiftung Digitale Chancen

    On 13 February, Safer Internet Day 2020, stakeholders from more than 150 countries around the world will participate in the implementation of measures on its key topic "Together for a better internet". #checkwemdufolgst is the motto set by the initiative klicksafe.de as German coordinator for SID 2020. The main focus is the role of influencers in social media and how to deal with them consciously. What this has to do with children's rights is in the focus of this article.

  • Ansicht: Danke Berlin, willkommen Kattowitz: Kinderrechte auf der Agenda des IGF 2020

    Thank you Berlin, welcome Katowice: Children’s Rights on the Agenda of IGF 2020

    Stiftung Digitale Chancen

    During the IGF 2019, UN Secretary General António Guterres appointed nine new members for the United Nations Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) on the Internet Governance Forum. Anriette Esterhuysen is the first civil society representative to be appointed MAG Chairperson. For the project childrens-rights.digital Jutta Croll again supports the work of the MAG in 2020.

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