Workshop 5

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Intelligent risk management for children and youths in the digital age

Referring to proposal no.: 30, 31, 32, 34, 35, 36, 38, 90
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Organising team / focal point:

Focal Point: Jutta Croll, I-Kiz

Org Team:


Key participants:


Moderator: Jutta Croll, I-Kiz


Reporter: Regina Henke


Remote participation moderator: Katharina Kahmann


Description / key focus:

In respect of the legal framework of children’s rights (freedom of speech and information, privacyand the right to grow up in a safe and secure environment) and parents and other adults’ duties to care and educate intelligent risk management for children and youths in the digital world must build on different pillars, i. e.

  • Positive Content
  • Parental Control by technical means
  • Safety by Design
  • Empowerment of children and youths

Overall, measures aimed at protection of minors need to be applied in a broad social and ethical contexts, combining application of new technologies, parental oversight, education, social services, law enforcement, and self-regulatory policies by social networks and ISPs.

The workshop will invite 4 speakers to give a short statement of the status quo each speaker towards one of the 4 pillars (5 min each)

By means of an appreciative approach the workshop participants will then discuss

  • positive aspects of the current situation
  • future developments and resulting challenges
  • options to react and to cope with the challenges
  • innovation and progress

The debate will cover technical aspects as well as societal developments and the legal and political framework.


Documents:


Links: …find out more on the WIKI here


 Report:

Measures aiming at protection of minors need to be applied in a broad social and ethical context, combining application of new technologies, parental oversight, education, social services, law enforcement, and self-regulatory policies by social networks and ISPs.

At the same time, they need to be in compliance with the legal framework of children’s rights to freedom of speech and information, privacy and their right to grow up in a safe and secure environment, while in parallel enabling parents and other adults’ duties to care and educate children and youths appropriately.

Short introduction statements from John Carr (eNACSO) and Lidia de Reese (fragFINN), Sabine Frank (Google Germany) and Tilman Gräter (I-KiZ), Elizabeth Milovidov (Child Rights / Internet Safety Advocate) and Narine Khachatryan (Safer Internet Armenia), Lennart Nickel and Luca Troncone (klicksafe Youth Panel) gave the start and facilitated the debate with participants in the following world café. The discussions at four tables revolved around questions regarding positive aspects of the current situation, future developments and resulting challenges, options to react and to cope with the challenges, innovation and progress. Technical aspects were covered as well as societal developments and the legal and political framework. As a result the followingmessages from Berlin were phrased.

Conclusion and Recommendations:

Intelligent risk management for children and youths in the digital age must build on four different pillars:

  1. Positive Content production shall be encouraged. It is not produced sufficiently by conventional business models, public subsidies for positive content are needed. Young people themselves shall be empowered as creators of content.
  2. Parental Control by technical means can be useful to a certain age. The best interest of the child shall be in the foreground. Parents need to learn how to apply technical control in a balanced strategy of child protection and children’s rights.
  3. Safety by Design can be established through safety impact assessments based on guidelines developed with respective industry standard organizations and accompanied by awareness campaigns for the users.
  4. Empowerment of children and youths needs education of the parents, so that they can educate the children. Parents need to set restrictions, but they also need to understand that young people need some time without limits to learn their OWN limits.

Read the transcript here!

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