BEGIN:VCALENDAR PRODID:-//Microsoft Corporation//Outlook 11.0 MIMEDIR//EN VERSION:2.0 CALSCALE:GREGORIAN METHOD:PUBLISH BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20211012T160000 DTEND:20211012T173000 DTSTAMP:20240612T161644 SUMMARY:Protecting and empowering children and young people online DESCRIPTION:Today, digital technology plays an increasingly important role in children’s lives, from play and education, to expression and social connection. This has only been heightened during the Coronavirus pandemic. But the online world has not been built for children and at most points it is not fit for children. There are legal instruments in place – such as the Thematic area 5 of the EU strategy on the Rights of the Child – which outline multi-stakeholder actions to ensure that children are protected and empowered online. The Strategy also announces a review of the European Strategy for a Better Internet for Children by the end of 2021. Furthermore, the ongoing deliberations around the EU Digital Services Act also address children’s online experience with co-legislators looking at increasing the accountability of providers of online services to protect children and young people online. This event will discuss how we can collectively strengthen child-centric provisions in EU digital legislation such as the DSA, the upcoming BIK review to redesign a digital ecosystem that respects children’s rights and fosters their wellbeing online. It will also address the international approach on children’s rights online (such as UK’s Age-Appropriate Design Code, UN GC 25, G20 guidelines to protect and empower children online) which also enable development of children’s 21st century skills, including critical thinking and media literacy to help them thrive in the digital world. LOCATION:EIF online event TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR