Child Protection vs. Child Rights: Are They in Conflict?

24 October 2013 - A Workshop on Human Rights in Bali, Indonesia

Agenda

This workshop will explore potential conflict between child protection and youth rights, as outlined in article 13 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child: “The child shall have the right to freedom of expression; this right shall include freedom to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds.”
The workshop will look at the tension between child protection and child rights. While it is necessary to protect children from harm, it's also necessary to protect their rights of free expression which, as outlined by article 13 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, includes "freedom to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds," in any media, including social media. What does this say about the use of filters and monitoring technology at home and in school or restrictions on children's rights to participate in social media.