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Age assurance and age appropriate design: what is required?

Van Der Hof, Simone (2021) Age assurance and age appropriate design: what is required? Parenting for a Digital Future (17 Nov 2021). Blog Entry.

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Concerns for children’s online safety recently focused on the new evidence of the possible negative effects of Instagram on teen mental health reigniting long-standing questions of how best to protect children from accessing harmful content. Age assurance is a much-debated topic in relation to children’s online safety, often cited as a plausible solution to creating an age-appropriate online environment. But what exactly is age assurance and when should it be implemented by online platforms? For, Professor Simone van der Hof discusses the legal requirements for age assurance and the suitability of different verification methods. Based on her recent research as part of the euConsent project, she argues that many of the methods currently used are either inefficient, privacy-invasive or raise issues for children rights.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2022 12:09
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 10:29

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