S1 E6: A new model for a kid-friendly internet

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14-04-2022 • 40 mins

When it comes to data, tech companies treat anyone 13 and over as an adult. How did this happen?

Hosts Taylor Owen and Nicole Edwards explore how the internet's definition of a child goes back to a single American law passed in the 1990s.

Then, we hear from Baroness Beeban Kidron, an advocate for children's digital rights and member of the UK House of Lords. She has pushed through new legislation in the UK that's forcing companies to reimagine how they engage with kids online, with ripple effects around the world. What will this mean for kids in Canada and the future of the internet?

FIND OUT MORE:

Visit 5Rights Foundation, founded by Beeban Kidron:

https://5rightsfoundation.com/

Read “How 13 Became the Internet’s Age of Adulthood” in the Wall Street Journal:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-13-became-the-internets-age-of-adulthood-11560850201

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