Young people and parents everywhere should know that, where youth rights are concerned, Europe just took a big step backward. Even though every single one of the European Union's 28 countries has ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, whose Article 12 states that "children" (people under 18) have the right to express their views in all matters affecting them, a European agreement … [Read more...] about Europe’s big step backward for youth rights online, offline
Last week a look at social networking U13s on Facebook in the US; this week, a fascinating, more in-depth look at Europe, thanks to the thorough, recently released pan-European research of EU Kids Online. Though there's a lot of variation country by country, European youth as a whole are just as avid a group of online social networkers as American kids and teens are, if not more so. Among … [Read more...] about Kids’ & teens’ social networking in Europe
The French call it "le droit à l'oubli – literally, the right to oblivion," the Christian Science Monitor reports, which is – for most of us, now – what disappearing from the Internet would be like. It's what the European Union wants for Internet users: the ability to erase their digital footprints. The Monitor leads with the anecdote of young Dubliner's effort to remove all trace of himself from … [Read more...] about ‘The right to disappear’: Future of privacy in Europe?