Pan-European Forum on "Human rights in the
information society - empowering children and young people (Yerevan, 5-6
October 2006. The forum's aim was to:
- examine ways to inform children and
young people on exercising human rights online, and teach them how to deal
responsibly with potentially harmful online content and behaviour;
- to encourage and facilitate
multi-stakeholder dialogue and action in media education, in particular with
regard to common educational standards, best practices and human rights
general conference report
and Information Society Division website
Committee of Ministers Recommendation Rec(2006)12 on empowering children in
the new information and communications environment
Convention on cybercrime (CETS No. 185) Article 9 refers to offences
related to child pornography.
February 2008: Committee of Ministers Declaration on protecting the dignity,
security and privacy of children on the Internet.
The traceability of children on the Web may expose them to grooming for
sexual purposes, discrimination, stalking and other forms of harassment.
Children need to be informed of the risks and ways to avoid them. In
addition, the right to privacy is not always respected. Taking into account
previous work of the both the United Nations and the Council of Europe, the
declaration calls for no lasting or permanently accessible record of the
child-created content on the Internet which "challenges their dignity,
security and private, or otherwise renders them vulnerable now or at a later
state in their lives".