Advocates for the State Pact to protect minors in the digital realm call for regulations and measures that go beyond pornography

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Advocates for the State Pact to protect minors in the digital realm – the European Association for Digital Transition, Dale una Vuelta, Fundación ANAR, iCMedia, Save The Children and UNICEF España – presented their initiative on Tuesday, February 13, in the Congress of Deputies with a symposium entitled “The protection of minors in the digital realm: a social and political challenge”. The event aimed to strengthen consensus and encourage the participation of civil society in the face of political and legislative initiatives expected over the coming months, following the announcement of a law to prevent minors from accessing pornography and the creation, from the Ministry of Youth and Children, of a working group of experts in which several of these organizations form part, among them the European Association for Digital Transition itself.

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The Spanish government wants to prevent minors from accessing porn: they’re right, but we need to go much further

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The Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, has announced that the government wants to approve a law to prevent minors from accessing pornographic content online. It is, to date, the most important step forward in a political debate that has been growing ever louder in recent months, and in which the European Association for Digital Transition has been involved from the start.

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The Attorney General’s Office joins the State Pact proposal to protect children and adolescents in the digital realm

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The proposal for a state pact to defend minors in the digital realm has new institutional support: the Juvenile Unit of the Attorney General’s Office (FGE in its Spanish abbreviation). The Juvenile Unit, led by chief prosecutor Eduardo Esteban, is joining this civil society initiative, the result of a consensus between six entities – the European Association for Digital Transition (EADT), promoter of the initiative, plus Save The Children, Fundación ANAR, iCMedia, Dale la Vuelta and UNICEF – and which already has support from the Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD).

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Vulnerable minors on the Internet: Foundations get activated and look to Congress

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This past June, six civil society organisations – the European Association for Digital Transition, EADT, promoter of the initiative, plus UNICEF, Save the Children, Dale una vuelta, iCMedia and the Fundación Anar – presented, with institutional support from the Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD), a proposal for a state pact to protect minors in the digital world.

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We need children to have a healthier digital life: The role of Foundations

We need children to have a healthier digital life: The role of Foundations

Social awareness on the risks minors face in the digital world is growing stronger. After years of taking uncritical positions, public opinion is increasingly aware that access by children and adolescents to the Internet, especially with mobile phones, involves characteristics that must be taken into account.

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The case of minors on the Internet and social networks: a presence in the July 23 electoral campaign

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Spanish society is increasingly more aware that improper use of the Internet and social networks by minors is a growing problem that must be faced resolutely. This is why the issue has entered the electoral campaign debate for the upcoming elections on July 23rd.

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EADT leads proposal for a state pact to protect minors from risks on the Internet and social networks

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Six civil society entities – the European Association for Digital Transition (EADT), promoter of the initiative, joined by Save the Children, the ANAR Foundation, iCMedia, Dale Una Vuelta and UNICEF – with institutional support from the Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD) have presented a proposal for a state pact to protect minors on the Internet and social networks. The initiative forms part of the start of Spain’s presidency of the European Union and before the upcoming general elections on July 23rd, which will result in a new legislature. 

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The EADT launches the campaign ‘A un clic de ayudarles’ (‘Just a click away from helping them’) to raise awareness about the risks children and adolescents face online

Today the European Association for Digital Transition is launching the campaign ‘A un click de ayudarles‘ (‘Just a click away from helping them’) in collaboration with the Atresmedia Foundation, the Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD) and the ANAR Foundation (helping children and teenagers at risk). The aim of this initiative is to encourage parents to take a more active role in the online activity of minors, alerting them to its risks – such as cyberbullying, isolation or self-esteem problems – and also to the characteristics of certain business models on  the platforms and social networks, which are based on profiling the minor’s data for Its subsequent commercialisation via advertising. 

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What do children and adolescents need on the Internet? Tune into the conference ‘The survival of minors in a data-driven world’

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Being a child or teenager in the digital age is a very different experience from what previous generations had. From a very early age, minors are exposed to the fact that, through the Internet and social networks, their personal data is commercialized, and this use of private information can have consequences for the future that we barely perceive. And, like adults, they also suffer from some of the most harmful effects of the Internet, such as false information or the creation of information bubbles. In this, the big tech companies do not discriminate: the algorithm knows virtually nothing about being of legal age.  

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What if the Google search engine unjustly harms a person’s reputation? Keys to ‘the right to be forgotten’

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The Spanish Constitutional Court has just endorsed, in a judgment on June 27, 2022, what is known as the ‘right to be forgotten’, declaring previous decisions in regard to this by the Supreme Court and the National High Court to be unconstitutional. Thus, the Constitutional Court has positioned itself in support of arguments made by the Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD), which in turn protected a Spanish businessperson affected by negative comments published in the United States and accessible via the Google search engine.  

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