Keeping Children and Young People Safe in the Digital Era

Freedom of expression is one of the fundamental rights of all individuals. With greater access to information technology around the globe, people are increasingly able to enjoy that freedom. However, the nature of such technology can put children and young people at risk of internet-based abuse and exploitation. In Indonesia, however, the harsh internet law passed to protect against these abuses also restricts the freedom of expression.. It is important for all of us to understand our rights, the social and political context, as well as the benefits and risk of using internet in Indonesia. The most important thing is to know how to protect children and young people by helping them to make informed responsible decisions in the digital sphere, while advocating for policies that will uphold human rights and facilitate the benefits of technology.