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Right to Education and Digital Literacy

Every child has a right to education, access to which has to be provided without discrimination and on the basis of equal opportunity. (UN-CRC Art. 28)

The educational system shall enable children to benefit from the the opportunities and cope with the risks in the digital environment. Children should learn how to make competent use of content appropriate for their objectives and needs, and they should gain the skills to live safely and freely in the digital world. Here, parents and educators should provide competent, responsible and trustful support.


Focus

  • Ansicht: Aufruf zur Beteiligung am Programm des IGF 2020
    06.03.20

    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 ...
    11.02.20

    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
    18.12.19

    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.

  • Logo: Internet Governance Forum 2019
    03.12.19

    Participation and young people's rights were a focus of the Internet Governance Forum 2019

    A week of international professional exchange at the highest level on issues of Internet governance ended on Friday evening with the Closing Ceremony. The topics of child protection and children's rights were discussed more comprehensively than in any of the previous editions of the IGF.

Scientific studies

  • Ansicht: Junge Kinder (0-8) und digitale Technologie Eine europaweite qualitative Studie
    August 2018

    Young Children (0-8) and Digital Technology

    A qualitative study across Europe
    Stephane Chaudron, Rosanna Di Gioia, Monica Gemo, EU Science Hub - The European Commission's science and knowledge service

    The document reports on results of a cross-national analysis building on data coming from 234 family interviews with both children and parents, carried out from September 2014 until April 2017 in 21 countries.

  • Ansicht: FIM-Studie 2016 - Familie, Interaktion, Medien Untersuchung zur Kommunikation und Mediennutzung in Familien

    FIM-Study 2016 - Family, Interaction, Media

    Study on communication and media use in families
    Sabine Feierabend (SWR Medienforschung), Theresa Plankenhorn (LFK), Thomas Rathgeb (LFK)

    The FIM study provides insights into communication and media use in families in Germany. Contents and forms of intra-family communication, communicative patterns of behaviour within the family and media use in the family context are the main focus of this study. Five years after the first FIM study, the FIM study 2016 provides insights into the everyday media life of families with smartphones and mobile Internet. For the FIM Study 2016, all members of around 300 families with children between the age of 3 and 19 were interviewed personally.

  • Ansicht: JIM-Studie 2017 - Jugend, Information, (Multi-) Media Basisuntersuchung zum Medienumgang 12- 19-Jähriger in Deutschland

    JIM-Study 2017 - Youth, Information, (Multi-) Media

    Baseline Study on media-behaviour of twelve to 19 year olds in Germany
    Sabine Feierabend (SWR Medienforschung), Theresa Plankenhorn (LFK), Thomas Rathgeb (LFK), Medienpädagogischer Forschungsverbund Südwest (mpfs)

    As part of the JIM study 2017, twelve to 19-year-olds in Germany were interviewed in addition to the general use of media and their media dealings with regard to homework, learning and school. Altogether, pupils between the ages of 12 and 19 years estimate that they spend an average of 97 minutes on a weekday with their homework (with and without computer / internet), while girls invest much more time with 115 minutes than boys (80 minutes). Almost half of their learning and homework time (45% and 44 minutes, respectively), the 12 to 19-year-old students work every day at home on the computer or on the internet for school. The digital homework time increases with the age of the young people from a good half hour for the twelve to 13-year-olds to a good hour for the full age students.

    Additional content for: Digital Literacy | Media Usage

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  • Ansicht: Modell des Intelligenten Risikomanagements

    The Intelligent Risk Management Model

    Centre for Child Protection on the Internet, I-KiZ - Zentrum für Kinderschutz im Internet

    Based on the findings of the HBI, the I-KiZ works with an Intelligent Risk Management model for youth media protection. The model consists of an age-related concept designed both to avoid confronting children with harmful content and contacts, and to promote strategies to counter and deal with the same.

  • Ansicht: Kinderrechte und die Rechte junger Menschen im digitalen Zeitalter eine Artikelreihe im Sage Journal; Ausgabe Vol 19, Issue 5, 2017
    May 2017

    Children´s and young people´s rights in the digital age

    a series of articles in the SAGE journal; Vol 19, Issue 5, 2017
    SAGE Journal, SAGE Journal

    In Vol 19, Issue 5, 2017 of the SAGE Journal in the New Media & Society category, there are a number of contributions to children's rights in the digital age.

  • Ansicht: KIM-Studie 2016 - Kindheit, Internet, Medien Basisstudie zum Medienumgang 6- bis 13-Jähriger
    February 2017

    KIM-Study 2016 - Childhood, Internet, Media

    Baseline Study on the media usage of six to 13 year olds in Germany
    Sabine Feierabend (SWR Medienforschung), Theresa Plankenhorn (LFK), Thomas Rathgeb (LFK), Medienpädagogischer Forschungsverbund Südwest (mpfs)

    According to their own statements (assessments), 77 percent of all six to 13 year olds rarely use a desktop PC or laptop. The PC is used by all kids at home, and half sits in front of a PC when they are at a friend’s place. Yet, only two fifths use a PC in school. The probability of PC usage in school is significantly higher for older kids going to secondary school (Haupt-/Realschule: 53 %, Gymnasium: 56 %), than for kids going to primary school (27%).

  • Ansicht: Global Kids Online Zu Kinderrechten im digitalen Zeitalter forschen

    Global Kids Online

    Researching on children's rights in the digital age
    UNICEF Office of Research-Innocenti, London School of Economics and Political Science

    Global Kids Online is an international research project that aims to generate and sustain a rigorous cross-national evidence base around children’s use of the internet by creating a global network of researchers and experts.

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Official documents

  • Ansicht: White Paper on Online Harms

    White Paper on Online Harms

    britische Regierung, Staatssekretär für Digital, Kultur, Medien und Sport



  • Ansicht: Leitlinien zur Achtung, zum Schutz und zur Verwirklichung der Rechte des Kindes im digitalen Umfeld

    Guidelines to respect, protect and fulfil the rights of the child in the digital environment

    Council of Europe, Europarat

    The guidelines to respect, protect and fulfil the rights of the child in the digital environment were adopted by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on 4 July 2018. The purpose of the guidelines is to assist states and other relevant stakeholders in their efforts to adopt a comprehensive, strategic approach in building and containing the often complex world of the digital environment.

  • Ansicht: UN-Kinderrechtskonvention - im Wortlaut Übereinkommen über die Rechte des Kindes - im Wortlaut

    UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UN-CRC) - full text

    UN-Committee on the Rights of the Child, Vereinte Nationen

    Adopted and opened for signature, ratification and accession by General Assembly resolution 44/25 of 20 November 1989, entry into force 2 September 1990, in accordance with article 49

  • Ansicht: Leitlinien zur Achtung, zum Schutz und zur Verwirklichung der Rechte des Kindes im digitalen Umfeld

    Recommendation of the Committee of Ministers on the rights of the child in the digital environment

    Council of Europe, Europarat

    How to better respect, protect and fulfil the rights of the child in the digital environment is at the core of the new Recommendation adopted today by the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers. Building on international and European legal instruments, the text provides comprehensive guidelines for action by European governments. The digital environment shapes children’s lives in many ways, creating opportunities and risks to their well-being and enjoyment of human rights. Governments are recommended to review their legislation, policies and practices to ensure that these adequately address the full range of the rights of the child. States should also ensure that business enterprises and other key partners meet their human rights responsibilities and are held accountable in case of abuses.

  • Ansicht: Leitlinien zur Achtung, zum Schutz und zur Verwirklichung der Rechte des Kindes im digitalen Umfeld
    May 1996

    European Social Charter (revised)

    Covention No. 163; Strasbourg
    Council of Europe, Europarat

    The European Social Charter (revised) of 1996 embodies in one instrument all rights guaranteed by the Charter of 1961, its additional Protocol of 1988 (ETS No. 128) and adds new rights and amendments adopted by the Parties. It is gradually replacing the initial 1961 treaty.