חזרה לעמוד הקודם

Privacy of Children Online

May 6, 2019

The internet and particularly social networks are an integral part of the lives of teenagers and children, presenting both advantages and challenges. A critical issue is protecting their privacy and reducing the risks of sharing too much personal information online. Studies show that teenagers and children want privacy, offline and online, but the younger they are, the less capable they are of recognizing the complexity and extent of the use of information on the internet and struggle to deal with online dangers. As part of their use of social networks, teenagers and children tend to reveal a lot of personal information that could expose them to pedophilia, identity theft, and cyberbullying, as well as manipulations designed to influence their consumption habits and opinions. The paper offers information on the subject and recommendations for regulating the protection of the privacy of minors, both legally (an amendment to the Protection of Privacy Law) and in the family environment with advice to parents and policymakers. The paper recognizes the right to privacy among children and their right to control information about them while creating protective safety nets.

Read the complete policy paper (in Hebrew).