The Children’s Rights Alliance welcomes the opportunity to make a written submission to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht on the General Scheme of the Online Safety and Media Regulation Bill. This submission has been developed following a consultation with our members who work with children, young people and families across Ireland.
Children make up one third of global online users. While undoubtedly, the internet has significant positive impacts both for children and wider society, for too long legislation and policy have not kept pace with the evolution of the online world. This has left children and young people at risk and unprepared to appropriately navigate online platforms. Read our full submission here.