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Childrens’ day: pledge to push for laws to protect children online

PACE members have pledged to do all they can to promote laws protecting children from cyber-bullying and harmful online content or abuse.

In a declaration adopted on International Childrens’ Day (1 June), during a meeting in Baku, the members of PACE’s Social Affairs Committee said they would also push for policies which helped kids to become more aware of online risks, and encourage them to report risky behaviour.

Earlier, the Sub-committee on Children held a parliamentary seminar on protecting and empowering children in the digital environment, with examples of good national practice and a series of expert presentations.