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Right to Protection and Safety

In all areas of life, both online and offline, children must be protected from any form of violence, abuse, negligence and mistreatment. Along with guidelines and laws that serve the purpose of protecting children, appropriate technical provisions must be implemented, while empowering children for self-protection in the digital world (UN-CRC Art. 3). Protection and safety in the digital world arises from a mix of different instruments and the children’s empowerment for self-protection. It is the duty of parents and pedagogues in educational institutions to promote the empowerment of children, while governments have to provide the legal framework and preconditions. This interplay is described in the model of Intelligent Risk Management. The model constitutes the different strategic goals of protection, based on the development along the child and adolescent phases and, with increasing age of the children, focuses on the growing ability to cope with risks.


  • Ansicht: Themen für das Internet Governance Forum 2021 gesucht

    Call for Issues for the Internet Governance Forum 2021

    Stiftung Digitale Chancen

    All stakeholders are invited to share Internet governance issues of priority that could shape the IGF 2021 thematic focus.

  • Ansicht: Kinderrechte im digitalen Umfeld leicht erklärt

    Children’s rights in the digital environment

    Marlene Fasolt, Stiftung Digitale Chancen

    The Council of Europe's Guidelines on the Rights of the Child in the digital environment have been published in child-friendly English and German language.

  • Ansicht: Kinderrechte im Fokus

    Children’s Rights in Focus

    Stiftung Digitale Chancen

    Today is International Children's Rights Day, a good opportunity to reflect on the key messages of the Internet Governance Forum 2020 regarding children's rights.

  • Ansicht: Kinderrechte und Internet Governance

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    Jutta Croll, Stiftung Digitale Chancen

    The first phase of the virtual IGF ended on Friday this week. Out of the broad range of pre-events and workshops two sessions highlighted children’s rights and their protection in the digital environment. On Tuesday the British 5Rights Foundation organized the Pre-Event #11 Digital Cooperation and Children’s Rights. On Wednesday the Dynamic Coalition on Child Online Safety held their session on “Lessons learned from the Pandemic: child rights and safety”.

  • Ansicht: IGF ruft dazu auf, die digitale Spaltung zu überbrücken, das Internet zu nutzen, um die menschliche Resilienz zu stärken und Solidarität inmitten von COVID-19 aufzubauen

    The virtual Internet Governance Forum 2020 is starting soon

    Stiftung Digitale Chancen

    On Monday, November 2, the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2020 will begin, this year in digital format as a virtual IGF. We have produced a schedule of the sessions addressing aspects of children and youth growing up in a digital environment to make it more convenient for you to take part online.

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