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Tag: Children’s Rights

How can we make the internet safe for children in practice? – Sonia Livingstone

Children's rights apply in the digital world! | Media@LSEOne in three children uses the internet, and one in three internet users is a child. Yet tech companies claim to be unable to determine who is a child online. This is a practical but also a political challenge – does society want to task companies with age-assessing all their users? Or is that too great a risk to the privacy and freedom of expression of both adults and children? Continue reading

Children’s Rights: Whatever Happened To The Online Harms Bill? – John Kent, Jayne Kirkham, Colin Ward

The Online Harms What?’  Caught in the middle of a pandemic and Britain’s ongoing divorce from Europe, it is not surprising that a piece of media-related legislation might be lost in the quagmire of more important and pressing matters in British politics.  But this past year has proven that we need legislation to protect all of us online, now more than ever. Continue reading

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