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Parental control, awareness campaign... The government reaffirms its actions for the protection of minors on the Internet


On the occasion of the National Refoundation Council dedicated to the protection of children on the Internet, Jean-Noël Barrot presented several measures such as the Internet passport and a site intended for parents.

France will be the first country in the world to impose parental controls by default on all devices sold on its soil

,” recalled the Minister responsible for the Digital Transition, Jean-Noël Barrot.

A statement made on the occasion of the National Council for Refoundation (CNR) dedicated to the protection of children in the digital world.

Organized on Tuesday February 7 for the day of “Safer Internet Day” (or Internet without fear), the conference brought together representatives of platforms such as Youtube, Meta, or even TikTok, as well as members of the government such as Charlotte Caubel, Secretary of State responsible for children.

About sixty middle and high school students were present to testify about their experiences online.

The opportunity for the Minister to re-support the announcements made a little earlier in the National Assembly, including the said generalization of parental control.

The fight must continue.

Our children are victims of brutal attacks on their innocence and their privacy online

,” insisted the minister to the deputies.

The implementing decree has been validated by the European Commission and must now be examined by the Council of State.

In the process, Jean-Noël Barrot assured to present soon, with Arcom and Cnil, the conditions under which pornographic sites will have to verify the age of their users.

He also recalled the creation of the "

internet passport

" to raise awareness among 6th graders, from the start of the next school year, about good digital practices.

Educate parents

The same evening, the Minister took advantage of the CNR to launch, with Charlotte Caubel, the campaign on digital parenthood.

The system is accompanied by the launch of a site called


96% of children, on average, use digital equipment,

" said Jean-Noël Barrot.

The platform must regularly update content for parents.

A way to inform them about the practical tools and resources that exist to enable them to better protect their children from screens.

During this CNR, the teenagers present were able to ask their questions to the members of the government as well as to the platforms.

Most young people pointed out their difficulties in detaching themselves from social networks.

A time for discussion was then organized between the various actors invited and the students.

The model for this event should be broken down into regions in the coming months.

Other high school and college students will be able to participate.

Source: lefigaro

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