news
slide

Children deserve a safer digital environment

On #SaferInternetDay, Eurochild signs open letter, calling the the European Commission, the Council and the European Parliament to put the rights of children at the heart of its upcoming legislation on fighting child sexual abuse.

Eurochild joins 19 civil society organisation in urging the European Institution to make digital environments safer for all children.

Safety by design and privacy by default are conditions which every online platform should fulfill to foster an online environment that is safe for kids but the harsh reality is that today, more than 46 million unique images or videos of child abuse are registered in Europol´s repository. Behind these numbers, real children are suffering.

As with the GDPR, the EU is once more in the position to establish a new global standard for child protection and privacy. Therefore, we welcome the European Commission's initiative to enact a long-term regulation to fight child sexual abuse and the Trio presidencies’ - France, the Czech Republic, and Sweden – commitment to step up efforts at the EU level to better protect children, in particular against sexual abuse.

Read the full letter




Related News/Events

slide
18 January 2023

Join our Members Taskforce on children's rights in the digital environment

In a moment where children live indistinguishably between the online and the offline world, it is crucial to ensure the rights they hold offline - their privacy, well-being and safety -…
read more
slide
17 January 2023

Webinar on Children's Rights in the Digital Environment

Last December, Eurochild members convened together to learn more about the content of the Digital Services Act (DSA). We discussed what we can do to support its implementation, in particular…
read more
slide
18 November 2022

We must make the internet a safe place for children

With over 70 civil society and child rights organisations, Eurochild is calling on all stakeholders to strengthen the Commission’s proposal and ensure it brings tangible outcomes for child protection online.…
read more