What You Can Do

Below are just some of the things people in our community are doing – if you have more suggestions let us know;

Provide a delete button or ‘disintegrating data’ options for under 18’s.

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Offer breaks and time limits as part of registering for a service to the under 18’s.

If possible, do not collect the data of people under the age of 18.  If you do collect their data, provide information in simple language informing how you will use their data and give them meaningful choice to agree or disagree, including continuing services even if they don’t want you to collect their data.

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Don’t sell or share the data of minors to 3rd parties.

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Provide ‘best practice’ privacy settings and put the link close to any comment box.

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Offer links to a secure password generator automatically, as a young person or child joins your site.

Provide, as standard, links to support lines via your company or organisation footers/websites. Even if there is nothing potentially disturbing or upsetting on your site; ubiquitous access to support information must become a new norm.

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If children and young people are seeking your help, in public, education or family settings, offer them ‘no tech’ times and zones when they can have your undivided attention. It is not only they who are distracted.

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Provide a mechanism whereby young people can easily report or contact you with questions or complaints.

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Make it simple for (and encourage) young people to disable alerts, vibrations and intrusions.  Commit to keeping their settings through upgrades.

 

Offer homework, school, and work settings – so that they can easily separate social media from the media they need to access to study and learn.

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If your digital service is designed with ‘sticky’ or ‘addicting’ algorithms, design in breaks and options to time limit or disengage, in order to give under 18’s free choice over their digital engagement.

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Offer employees and employees' children digital training that provides for all three pillars of the digital literacy outlined in the 5Rights framework.

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As an organization, company or consumer, support those who deliver children’s rights in the digital world, and ask those that don’t to do so.  It is a business and social opportunity to uphold Children’s Rights.

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Upload your name and logo to this website as a supporter and ask 10 other organisations to do the same.  There is a direct link between visible support and public policy – put your name to that change.

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Make the Argument – share the video on our homepage and the 5Rights framework

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Embody the 5Rights in your policy and practice – and remind people that children’s rights are not optional – even when inconvenient.

 

The World Wide Web is 25 years old, digital technologies are the organising technology of our world, now and in the foreseeable future. We believe that it is time to ‘upgrade’ the digital world and in doing so, enable children and young people to access it creatively, knowledgeably and fearlessly.