|APrIGF 2022 Session Proposal Submission Form|
|Part 1 - Lead Organizer|
|Ms. Jennifer Chung|
|Organization / Affiliation (Please state "Individual" if appropriate) *|
|Economy of Residence|
|Primary Stakeholder Group|
|Part 2 - Session Proposal|
|Child Online Safety: A .Kids conversation on creating a Child-centric Internet|
|Where do you plan to organize your session?|
|Onsite at the venue (with online moderator for questions and comments from remote participants)|
|Specific Issues for Discussion|
|Increasingly, and accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, work, education and play are conducted online. Young people spend a significant portion of their daily life using the Internet for different interactions. For kids, the first generation born digitally native, it is important to have an environment that is conducive to learning and exploring their creativity while at the same time being protected from the dangerous elements and criminal and predatory activity online.
After 10 years of effort from the DotKids community of child rights and child-led organisations, the .kids domain extension has finally been successfully delegated to the Internet’s root zone and set to launch later this year. A child-centric domain extension for kids with their best interests at heart needs to balance between effective mechanisms for taking down illegal and inappropriate content and an open environment for kids to express themselves.
This showcase presents the .kids Guiding Principles alongside the Kids-Friendly Content Best Practices guide, and invites views from child rights experts, educators, youth, and social media platforms to discuss on what are the key elements for child-online safety, in the APAC as well as in the global context, effective reporting on illegal and inappropriate content, and swift and fair take-down measures that do not stifle kids’ innovation and creative expression.
|Describe the Relevance of Your Session to APrIGF|
|Trust is the cornerstone for all interactions on the Internet. When it comes to the most vulnerable parts of our society, kids, it is all the more important to have trust built into all aspects ranging from data privacy to protection from illegal and inappropriate content. This sessions’ focus on kids and child protection online is also squarely in the contemplation of overarching theme of APrIGF 2022 “People at the Centre” as will discuss proactive as well as mitigation strategies on how to create a child-centric space.
Outcomes from this session will inform how to refine and improve the .kids Guiding Principles, including possible additional APAC region-wide and global consultation. Underlining the topic’s importance, the National and Regional Initiatives (NRIs) network this year, through a bottom-up consultative process will be curating a collaboration session on Child Online Safety at the global IGF meeting to be held in Ethiopia.
|Methodology / Agenda (Please add rows by clicking "+" on the right)|
|Moderators & Speakers Info (Please complete where possible)|
|Please explain the rationale for choosing each of the above contributors to the session.|
|Jutta Croll, former IGF MAG member 2018-2020, and Chairwoman of the Board and Project Manager for Stiftung Digitale Chancen is a respected child-rights expert. 2014 to 2016 Jutta Croll was Managing Director at the German Centre for Child Protection on the Internet. Since 2017 she advocates children’s right in the digital world as a project manager again at the Digital Opportunities Foundation (Stiftung Digitale Chancen), where she is also Chairwoman of the Board. Jutta is part of the UN IGF Dynamic Coalition on Children's Rights in the Digital Environment.
Jessie Li is the Safety Policy Manager, Content Regulation, APAC Lead at Meta. Meta’s family of platforms and apps (Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, and others) are some of the most widely used social media platforms in the world, according to Statista, in Q1 2022, 3.64 billion people were using at least one of the company's core products.
|Please declare if you have any potential conflict of interest with the Program Committee 2022.|
|Are you or other session contributors planning to apply for the APrIGF Fellowship Program 2022?|
|Number of Participants (Please fill in numbers)|
|I agree that my data can be submitted to forms.for.asia and processed by APrIGF organizers for the program selection of APrIGF 2022.|