15-16 October 2018 Zurich, Switzerland
Hosted by the Digital Society Institute of the University of Zurich, this workshop was organised in the context of the review of the 2012 OECD Recommendation for the Protection of Children Online. It examined how the landscape that created the need for the Recommendation has since evolved. Specifically, it aimed to review:
- What new opportunities and online risks are emerging in a landscape where children have become users of all sorts of devices, not just computers and laptops but of multiple Internet-enabled and connected devices?
- Have regulatory frameworks, policies and educational approaches kept pace with the new online risks ? Can they be effective in mitigating the new risks without disrupting children’s beneficial uses of the Internet and online interaction?
- What digital literacy deficits have to be tackled today and what new critical digital skills are needed to strengthen children's risk awareness and resilience?
- What are the relevant developments in the area of consent and controls and what are the implications for policy?
- How can technological developments help build a protective environment?
The workshop gathered around 40 international experts including representatives from the OECD, academia, public and private sectors, policy makers, representatives of relevant regional and international organisations, regulators, clinicians and consumers’ associations. For further information please write to ProtectionChildrenOnline@oecd.org
Documents and presentations
Session 1: Children in a connected digital environment: opportunities and risks
- Better Internet for kids in Europe, Brian O’Neill, Director of Research, Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland)
- How does the time children spend using digital technology impact their mental well-being? Daniel Kardefelt-Winther, Office of Research Innocenti (UNICEF)
- Rethinking approaches to sexting: Insights from Canadian data, Matthew Johnson, Director of Education, MediaSmart, Canada’s Centre for Digital and Media Literacy (Canada)
- Social relations in the digital environment, Thomas N. Friemel, Prof. Dr., Professor of Media Use & Effects, University of Zurich (Switzerland)
- Children’s conception of privacy online, Sonia Livingstone, LSE (by video link)
Session 2: Taking stock of recent policy developments and of progress in multistakeholder cooperation for the protection of children online
- Examining privacy violations in children's apps, Irwin Reyes and Serge Egelman, International Computer Science Institute, Berkeley
- Is self-regulation failing children? Eva Lievens, Assistant Professor of Law & Technology University of Ghent on human and children's rights in the digital environment
- Ensuring the responsible use of student data and education technology in schools, Amelia Vance, Future of Privacy Forum
- Children’s rights in the digital environment, Naomi Trewinnard, Project manager Council of Europe - End Online Child Sexual Exploitation @Europe
- Protecting the privacy of children in online services, Sharon Shemesh Azarya, Head of International Relations Privacy Protection Authority (Israel)
- Report on policy developments in Korea, Sookjung Lee, Associate Professor, Department of Media & Communication, ChungAng University, Seoul, Korea
- Online relationships and privacy issue among young generations in Japan, Akiko Orita, Associate Professor, College of Human and Symbiotic Studies, Kanto Gakuin University (Japan)
- Legislative developments on cyberbullying in Italy, Giuseppe D’Acquisto, Italian Data Protection Authority (Italy)
Session 3: The state of the art and the state of play of children’s digital literacy education
Session 4: Relevant developments in parental consent and controls
- Obtaining verifiable parental consent under for a safer digital environment, Kristin Cohen, Senior Attorney in the Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, Federal Trade Commission (United States)
- Guideline for industry on child online protection, Ruchira Gujral, Planning Specialist, Private Sector Engagement (PFP), UNICEF
- Parental control and the challenges of juvenile socialization: the quest for autonomy, trust and recognition, Claire Balleys, Assistant Professor, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland, Geneva