Εμφάνιση αναρτήσεων με ετικέτα children. Εμφάνιση όλων των αναρτήσεων
Εμφάνιση αναρτήσεων με ετικέτα children. Εμφάνιση όλων των αναρτήσεων

Δευτέρα, Σεπτεμβρίου 22, 2014

US, EU interference in other countries’ affairs unacceptable (Russia's ambassador to OSCE)

US and EU interference in other countries’ affairs is unacceptable, Russian Permanent Representative to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Andrei Kelin said on Monday.

“The US claims to be monitoring the human rights situation in other countries, which no one has asked it to do. At the same time, it cannot solve its own human rights problems. Unlike other countries, the US has not expanded its participation in international treaties and conventions over the past several years,” Kelin said at the Warsaw Human Dimension Session of the 2014 OSCE Review Conference.


“The electoral practice in the US is far from perfect. The disgraceful Guantanamo prison has not been closed. Medical experiments with those on the death row evoke the darkest associations,” he said.

  • Kelin said children remained one of the least protected groups. “Child labor is still used and trafficking in children, including for sexual exploitation, thrives in the United States, this ‘showcase of democracy’,” Kelin said.

“Harsh treatment of adopted children is not properly investigated. And events in Ferguson exposed better than anything less the acuteness of the old problems of racism and segregation,” he added.

  • The US, which “teaches other countries amid serious challenges and threats at home, is unfortunately followed by some other OSCE Western partners,” the diplomat said.
The European Union and Canada “stubbornly refuse to notice and recognize the obvious escalation of dangerous tendencies which the OSCE is obligated to counter”, he said.

The revival of Nazi ideology, the spread of far right trends and views, and the protection of journalists on business trips, including in armed conflicts, have been blocked from the conference’s agenda.

“Disregard for the basic human rights and freedoms, including the right of people to self-determination, may have fatal consequences. We have already seen this policy that has triggered numerous violations of human rights norms and international humanitarian law, mass civilian deaths and eventually a humanitarian catastrophe in some parts within the OSCE region,” Kelin said.
 
[http://en.itar-tass.com/world/750758]
22/9/14
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Κυριακή, Απριλίου 13, 2014

Protection of minors in the digital age

Protection of minors internet
In an era of rapid technological change digital media convergence, a major question is whether the existing legislation is sufficient to deal with challenges related to the protection of minors.
The internet and all online platforms are interactive environments rather than passive media as television is. As such, they raise, in a prompt and urgent manner, issues of accessibility to content or types of content that may harm the physical, moral and spiritual development of minors, issues related to specific types of crimes through computers that can be connected with audio-visual content etc.

Many specialists support the need to adapt the regulatory framework to address the multiplicity of issues related to the protection of minors in a converging media environment: eg, advertising for fatty foods, alcoholic beverages or gambling, or even web advertising on the media that is inappropriate for minors. For example, 2 out of 10 children in Greece, aged 14-16, engage in gambling in the 'real world' , which makes children a target group for companies that advertise gambling on the internet.

Even though the devices and platforms used to access content contain, increasingly, parental control tools, the spread of these tools seems to be limited so far. Parents are not so well informed on the internet, as minors are.

Many parents do not know of parental control tools; still more cannot turn them on or adapt them to the needs of their family, either because they find their installation complicated or because they have no time. Often the older children of the family are more technically-minded than their parents and can disable the parental control filters. In addition, software programmes allow parents to block access to certain websites, but they are less effective when filtering social networking sites. At the same time, there are problems related to filtering web content which can be accessed from mobile phones or game consoles, when many children in Europe use this mode of connectivity with the Internet. Finally, there are still multiple problems concerning the application and compatibility of parental control tools.
There is growing concern about the functioning of effective parental control tools, the implementation of appropriate measures to effectively verify the age of users of online audiovisual content, the use of special labeling on Internet content that will help minors navigate safely to sites appropriate for their age, the opportunity to submit comments or complaints about illegal or harmful content, the strengthening of mechanisms handling complaints in order to ensure their effectiveness, etc.

At the same time,  there is a need to put forward actions to educate parents, teachers and children, so as not to treat digital media as a threat but as a tool for  information, education, communication and entertainment and use them in a positive way for the spiritual and moral development of minors.

Such issues will be addressed at the Conference “Protection of minors in the digital age”, which is organized, under the Greek Presidency, by the Secretariat General of Information / Communication - Secretariat General of Media, at Zappeion Megaron, on 14-15 April 2014.
http://gr2014.eu
13/4/14

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