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Korean approach to online protection for children in digital era

Abd Jalil, Juriah (2013) Korean approach to online protection for children in digital era. In: 13th Australasian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect: Protecting Children:New Solution to old Problem, 10 -13 November 2013, Melbourne, Australia. (Unpublished)

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Children are the most cherished members of our society but most vulnerable to harm, abuse, violence and exploitation in both online and offline world. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) prescribes the fundamental rights of children particularly to safeguard the liberty and protect the safety, security and privacy of the children. It imposed obligation on the state parties to protect the fundamental rights of children, which includes the right to life, survival and development; the right to be free and protected from harm, abuse, violence and exploitation; and the right to a fair trial and appropriate redress for children that have infringed or violated any law. These fundamental rights of the children particularly the right to be free from harm, abuse, violence and exploitation are being threatened with the existence of the internet and the digital technology. Without doubt internet is an important source of information, education and communication for children and young people but it also bring threats and risks to children's safety, security and privacy. It exposes children not only to harmful violence and inappropriate content but also to strangers and pedophiles, who sexually exploit children and expose them to online abuse such as child pornography and child prostitution. The Internet also provides avenue for harassing, stalking and bullying online that threaten the physical and emotional security as well as privacy of the children. Awareness of these online threats and risks is important but in order to provide a safer internet environment for children and young people, the law and regulation should be adequately comprehensive and enforceable to protect the children from the online threat and risks. such protection is important particularly to safeguard the rights to life, survival and development of the children. The presentation will highlight the approach adopted by South Korea being the most wired country in the world in addressing the issue on online protection for children from the legal perspective.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Slide Presentation)
Additional Information: 1444/39992
Uncontrolled Keywords: child online protection
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Legal Practice
Depositing User: Assoc. Prof Juriah Abd Jalil
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2019 12:06
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2019 12:07
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/39992

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