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Violence against children

The digital environment may open up new ways to perpetrate violence against children, by facilitating situations in which children experience violence and/or may be influenced to do harm to themselves or others.

Crises, such as pandemics, may lead to an increased risk of harm online, given that children spend more time on virtual platforms in those circumstances.


  • Ansicht: Verordnungsentwurf der Europäischen Kommission zur Bekämpfung des sexuellen Missbrauchs von Kindern im Internet

    Draft European Regulation on combating child sexual abuse on the Internet

    On 11 May, the European Commission presented a draft regulation to combat sexual abuse of children on the internet. This was open for public comment until 12 September and will now be discussed in the parliamentary procedure over a period of about two years.

  • Logo IGF 2022

    IGF 2022: Children’s and young people’s rights

    Marlene Fasolt, Stiftung Digitale Chancen

    The 17th annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) meeting will be hosted by the Government of Ethiopia in Addis Ababa in a hybrid format from 28 November to 2 December 2022.

  • 30.06.22

    Public Consultations on EU rules regards combating child sexual - Have your say now!

    Jutta Croll, Stiftung Digitale Chancen

    The purpose of the present open public consultation is to inform the evaluation and possible revision of the EU Child Sexual Abuse Directive, and it is part of the data collection activities following the Inception Impact Assessment published in September - October 2021. This public consultation will inform the evaluation and revision of the EU Child Sexual Abuse Directive, and give citizens and stakeholders with the opportunity to provide their feedback on current and future challenges in combatting child sexual abuse, sexual exploitation and child sexual abuse material and possible ways to reinforce, develop and update the existing framework.

  • Ansicht: Gegen sexuellen Missbrauch von Kindern im Internet

    Combating child sexual abuse online

    Stiftung Digitale Chancen

    On 1 and 2 June 2022, the summit of the global WeProtect Alliance took place in Brussels, where a communiqué how to combat child sexual abuse online was adopted.

  • Ansicht: Sexueller Missbrauch - Offener Brief der Zivilgesellschaft an die EU

    Child Sexual Abuse - Civil Society's Open Letter to the European Union

    On May 11, the European Commission released a proposed Regulation laying down rules to prevent and combat child sexual abuse. It is timely and historic, not just for Europe but for the world. When passed, this legislation has the potential to make an impact far beyond the EU and help advance the global fight against child sexual abuse in both the offline and online worlds.

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