Apps, online games and ed-tech are consumer products, and must be safe for children, by design and default – say children’s organisations, parents and mental health professionals in joint open letter
The EU’s single market sets a global standard for the safety of consumer products, which policy-makers in Brussels are seeking to extend to digital products. This welcome development must not fail to take full account of children’s specific rights, notably to a high level of health, safety and privacy by design and default.
In this joint open letter to the EU co-legislators, 5Rights is joined by European networks for children’s rights, parents and mental health professionals in calling for the General Product Safety Regulation to ensure all digital products – including apps – are required to meet the highest available standards of safety, privacy and security by design and default (based on the precautionary principle), with particular attention to the best interests of children.
Read the letter here.