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Best interests of the child

The digital environment was not originally designed for children, yet it plays a significant role in children’s lives.

The dynamic concept of the best interests of the child must be understood appropriate to this specific context.

In all actions regarding the provision, regulation, design, management and use of the digital environment, the best interests of every child is a primary consideration.


  • Visualisierung von Anja Riese

    Countering sexual violence against children and young people

    Jutta Croll, SDC, SDC

    Berlin, 27 and 28 June: summer conference of the National Council, it's hot outside, pleasantly cool in the new conference centre and there could be an association of lightness if it weren't for the heavy topics on the agenda.

  • Ansicht: Kinderrechte im Global Digital Compact berücksichtigen

    Considering children's rights in the Global Digital Compact

    Torsten Krause, SDC

    The United Nations is working on defining a Global Digital Compact. This is to be adopted in September 2024 at the Summit for the Future as part of the Our Common Agenda. The Global Digital Compact is intended to jointly determine the basic principles for shaping the digital environment.

  • Ansicht: Metaversum kinderrechtlich gestalten und regulieren

    Shaping and regulating the metaverse in accordance with children's rights

    Torsten Krause, SDC

    The European Commission is continuing to prepare the market environment for virtual worlds and artificial intelligence.

  • Ansicht: Regulierung kann Vertrauen in Technologie stärken

    Regulation could strengthen trust in technology

    Torsten Krause, SDC

    After three days of intensive discussion and exchange, this year's edition of the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) concluded in Vilnius (Lithuania) on 19 June. At the closing event, the messages of the conference were discussed with regard to political projects within the European Union, the digitalisation of administrations and the use of citizens' data, artificial intelligence and against the backdrop of ongoing discussions on the Global Digital Compact. As soon as they are published, they will also be available here.

  • Ansicht: Online-Kinderschutz durch Regulierung und Innovation befördern

    Promoting online child protection through regulation and innovation

    Torsten Krause, SDC

    On the second day of the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) in Vilnius, Lithuania, the participants discussed on-site and remote how users of digital services can be protected from possible attacks or harmful content.

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