Standard for an Age Appropriate Digital Services Framework

5Rights Foundation is working with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) to create a suite of standards for Age Appropriate Digital Services. They will be based on the 5Rights principles for children, which include: presenting information in an age appropriate way; upholding children’s rights; offering fair terms for children; recognising childhood; and putting the child ahead of commercial interests and ahead of platform status.

The first standard will establish a framework for developing meaningful age appropriate terms and conditions and community guidelines, where end users are children. It aims to demonstrate how digital services can ensure that children understand their terms and the consequences of agreeing to them, while also ensuring that no child is asked to agree to terms that are not appropriate for their age.