Inspired by the United Nations Convention on the Right of the Child – UNCRC, New York 1989
And by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – UDHR, New York 1948
Considering that the child should be fully prepared to live an individual life in society, and brought up in the spirit of the ideals proclaimed in the Charter of the United Nations, and in particular in the spirit of peace, dignity, tolerance, freedom, equality and solidarity,(…).
The online world where children live today is as real as the offline world: is the society where they meet people, have experiences, make discoveries, learn, test themselves. Their sociability is often lived through social networks, online platforms, online games, messaging. Sociability also means affectivity, emotionality and the most intimate aspects of their growth.
The child, however, is not aware of the risks and consequences associated with his online activities, although he can be very informed on a technical level.Generally speaking, parents and teachers are less competent than the child regarding the network’s offer, its dynamics and its behavioural codes.
The child has the right to be protected in the online world as much as in the offline world.
For the purposes of the present Chart, as for the UNCRC, a child means every human being below the age of eighteen years unless under the law applicable to the child, majority is attained earlier.