Prince Harry to help launch a Child Online Safety Toolkit this May 2022

Prince Harry will be joining a video conference on May 16th with the 5Rights Foundation to launch of the Child Online Safety Toolkit, and also to discuss how to make the online world safer & kinder, especially for children.

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5Rights Foundation was founded by UK's Baroness Beeban Kidron. Per the 5Rights Foundation website, it started as an idea, a set of "principles that would reimagine the digital world as a place children and young people were afforded their existing right to participate in the digital world creatively, knowledgeably and fearlessly."

In 2018, 5Rights developed into an non-governmental organisation headquartered in London with an office in Brussels, which opened in early 2021.  

5Rights has three areas of work: data and privacy, child-centred design and children’s rights. These are the key issues that 5Rights are trying to address through their work:

Design of Service - digital services are not designed to meet the needs of children and young people. Design decisions are driven more by the commercial requirement for data than by advanced consideration of a child’s best interests. 

Child Online Protection - Children and young people are disproportionately affected by the risks of the digital world, given both their developmental vulnerabilities and their status as ‘early adopters’ of emerging technologies. 

Children and Young People's Rights - Where innovators and policymakers have sought to support children and young people online, they have focused narrowly on ‘harm’, rather than on promoting their wider flourishing.

Link to the sign up for the video conference launch May 16th 2022 5.00 p.m. London Time.

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