Guidelines for Policy Makers on Child Online Protection

2020 edition

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In addition to responding to new developments in digital technologies and platforms, this new edition addresses an important lacuna: the situation faced by children with disabilities, for whom the online world offers a particularly crucial lifeline to full – and fulfilling – social participation. Consideration of the special needs of migrant children and other vulnerable groups has also been included.




Thirty years ago, nearly all governments pledged to respect, protect and promote children's rights. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is the most widely ratified international human rights treaty in history. While notable progress has been achieved in the past three decades, significant challenges remain and new areas of risks for children have emerged.


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