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Children Online Protection

Children watch more and more videos on the Internet. That is why MEPs want to strengthen the protection of minors online against harmful content.


Children are at risk of coming across videos containing violence or hate speech when online.
The measures proposed by the culture committee include video-sharing platforms having to create mechanisms for reporting harmful content, which they then have an obligation to remove. In addition advertising and product placement of tobacco products, electronic cigarettes and alcohol should be banned in children’s TV programmes and video-sharing platforms.

Media services: same rules needed for TV and internet to protect children better