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Civil rights and freedoms

The digital environment provides unique opportunities for children to realize the right to access to information and freedom of expression. The digital environment can enable children to form their social, religious, cultural, ethnic, sexual and political identities and to participate in associated communities and in public spaces for deliberation, cultural exchange, social cohesion and diversity.

The fulfilment of these rights must be ensured and the right of the child to freedom of thought, conscience and religion in the digital environment must be respected. Privacy is vital to children’s agency, dignity and safety and for the exercise of their rights.

Children’s personal data are processed to offer educational, health and other benefits to them. Therefore, it must be ensured by legislative, administrative and other measures that children’s privacy is respected and protected by all organizations and in all environments that process their data.

By use of digital identification systems that enable all newborn children to have their birth registered and officially recognized by the national authorities, access to services, including health, education and welfare shall be facilitated.


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Scientific studies

  • Ansicht: Looking forward: Technological and social change in the lives of European children and young people Report for the ICT Coalition for Children Online

    Looking forward: Technological and social change in the lives of European children and young people

    Report for the ICT Coalition for Children Online
    Blum-Ross, A., Donoso, V., Dinh, T., Mascheroni, G., O’Neill, B., Riesmeyer, C., and Stoilova, M. (2018)., ICT Coalition

    The Members of the ICT Coalition for Children Online have recently commissioned a new report on how relationships between technology and the cultural and social practices and institutions that affect children and young people will likely evolve.

  • Ansicht: Kids Online Uruguay: Die wichtigsten Ergebnisse der neuen Studie

    Kids Online Uruguay: key findings from the new study

    Kids Online Uruguay seeks to offer a better understanding of how children access and use the internet, what skills they have, what risks and opportunities they face online, and how they navigate the digital ecosystem. The research involved a national survey with 948 children aged 9 to 17 and their parents; representative of locations of 5,000 or more inhabitants in Uruguay.

    Additional content for: Media Usage

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  • 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: Kinderrechte in deutschen Unternehmensaktivitäten Status und Bedeutung

    Children´s Rights in the German Business Activities

    Deutsches Global Compact Netzwerk und Deutsches Komitee für UNICEF e. V.

    The rights of children comprise much more areas than child labour in the supply chain, such as family friendly workplaces, product security or marketing. Within the first Germany-wide study on the topic “Children´s Rights in the German Business Activities” 485 companies have been contacted and 100 companies examined with a desktop study.

  • 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: JIM-Studie 2016 - Jugend, Information, (Multi-) Media Basisstudie zum Medienumgang 12- 19-Jähriger in Deutschland
    November 2016

    JIM-Study 2016 - 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)

    Within the JIM-Study in 2016, twelve to 19 year olds in Germany were interviewed about their media-behaviour, with regards to homework, learning and school. It also dealt with regulations regarding mobile phones and WLAN at school.

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