Child and Internet

Council of Europe urges governments to ratify a Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Abuse

The Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse was adopted and opened for signature in October 2007, and since then has been signed by 28 of the Council of Europe's member states. It is the first international treaty to provide criminal penalties for those who sexually abuse children and a valuable tool for preventing and combating violations of children's fundamental rights.

Childrens Rights on the Internet – Safe and Protected

The First Children’s Embassy in the World is currently working on the project conducted in partnership with Foundation Metamorphosis.
The main objective of this project is the protection of children’s rights on the Internet. The project aims at achieving that goal through raising the awareness among children in Macedonia, their parents and teachers, as well as the NGO sector and media, through various activities.

Czechs make possession of child pornography criminal offense

Czech President Vaclav Klaus on signed a law making possession of child pornography a criminal offense punishable by up to two years in prison, officials said.

The bill also raises the maximum jail sentence for producing and distributing child pornography from three to eight years.

Romania tackles child porn with software

As the Reuters agency reports Romania adopted a new computer system to tackle Internet pornography, which officials fear may rise after the country joined the European Union this year.

They say growing labour migration and easier customs controls will likely encourage the exploitation of children in the southeastern European country, which the United Nations already considers a top source of human trafficking.