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(UN Committee on the Rights of the Child) Children's Rights in a Digital Environment

11 March 2019

The Committee on the Rights of the Child will draft a General Comment on children’s rights in relation to the digital environment.

The Committee invites all interested parties to comment on the concept note of the General Comment. Submissions are welcome on all aspects of the concept note for the General Comment, with a particular focus on the following:

  • The purpose and scope of the General Comment;
  • The structure of the General Comment;
  • General measures of implementation by State parties needed to realise children’s rights in relation to the digital environment;
  • Views on the issues and questions raised in the concept note; and
  • Suggestions for new issues for inclusion in the General Comment.

In particular, the Committee welcomes relevant research evidence; knowledge of the sector; findings from consultations with children; examples of laws, policies or programmes; or evidence of good practice that would contribute to the drafting process.

Getting Involved

Send your comments to [email protected] using the form below.

The deadline for responses is Monday the 29th of April.

Please note:

  • The Society will only produce ONE response to any consultation.
  • Any response that goes under the Society logo MUST be signed off by the relevant Board Chair and Branch Chair in the case of Devolved Nations.
  • Responses on behalf of particular Divisions / Faculties /Member Networks are not permitted under any circumstances.
  • Please do refer to the British Psychological Society Consultation Processes document which is attached before writing and sending any comments
  • Please ensure that all comments are based on Published Evidence and not solely on Clinical opinion


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