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Wednesday, September 3 • 9:00am - 10:30am
WS1: Protecting Child Safety AND Child Rights

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This a follow up to session 202 from 2013 where we explored the conflict between child protection and child rights. Now it's time to move on to show how both rights and safety can be protected. It is relevant to Internet governance because children are stakeholders who are often left out of discussions.

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child requires that children "shall have the right to freedom of expression; this right shall include freedom to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds." Yet, it is generally agreed that some information, such as pornography, can be harmful to some children. But some efforts to protect children may go too far, such as blocking access to social media as is the case in many schools and some entire countries. This workshop will explore how governments, schools, NGOs and companies can find way to protect children from harm while also protecting their civil rights and right of free expression.


John Carr

John Carr is one of the world’s leading authorities on children's and young people’s use of the internet and associated new technologies. He is the Senior Technical Adviser to ECPAT International.John is or has been a Senior Expert Adviser to the United Nations (International... Read More →

Nevine Tewfik

Head of the Research, Studies and Policies Bureau, IR Division, Egyptian Ministry of Communications and Information Technology
Nevine Tewfik is The Head of the Research, Studies and Policies Bureau at the IR Division of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology- Egypt. With a background in development and political science, Nevine joined MCIT in 2001. Since then, she has been actively... Read More →

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Wednesday September 3, 2014 9:00am - 10:30am EEST
Workshop Room 07 (Rumeli Terrace / Halic)

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