EC sets Expert Group on Safer Internet for Children

5 Feb 2019

The European Commission (EC) has set up a new Expert Group on Safer Internet for Children to improve co-ordination and co-operation between member states in protect children rights online.The expert group is expected to discuss various aspects of protecting children rights online such as;  protecting children from harmful online content, including advertising directed at children; providing best practices for member states to follow, and offer support on how to implement specific provisions concerning minors in key existing regulations.The first meeting of the expert group will take place in Brussels on 6 March

 

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Children’s use of the Internet and mobile technology is increasing, and for many children worldwide there is no clear distinction between the online and offline world. Access to the Internet presents many opportunities for their education, personal development, self-expression, and interaction with others.

 

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