The Children’s Rights Alliance will launch their new online safety campaign tomorrow, Tuesday 13th July 2021 at 10am with a virtual event.
The campaign calls for Government action to make the online world safer for children and young people by appointing a well-resourced Online Safety Commissioner with an independent, individual complaints mechanism for when online platforms fail to adequately or appropriately deal with an individual’s complaint.
Commenting in advance, Tanya Ward, Chief Executive of the Children’s Rights Alliance, said: “It’s simply not good enough that Government is contemplating putting an Online Safety Commissioner in place with no teeth to help individual children and young people who are up against big tech. These companies are making massive profits and failing to invest in online safety measures. It’s time to stand up for children and young people and actually put an Online Safety Commissioner in place that has the power to take on and resolve individual complaints from children and young people.”
The speakers at the event include:
- Julie Ahern, Legal and Policy Manager, Children’s Rights Alliance
- Peter Tyndall, Ombudsman and Information Commissioner for Ireland
- Karen McAuley, Head of Policy at the Ombudsman for Children’s Office
- Noeline Blackwell, CEO of Dublin Rape Crisis Centre
- The event will be chaired by children’s rights campaigner and former Senator Jillian van Turnhout
To register to attend please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/what-will-the-online-safety-osmr-bill-mean-for-children-and-young-people-tickets-161917247847