Social minors and networks: How to protect your children in Internet

By Carlos Alberto Cabrera

Social minors and networks: How to protect your children in Internet

Social minors and networks: How to protect your children in Internet. Certainly sometimes you have considered this question. Or in a professional chat or with friendships, in an encounter with ancestors or educators, it is a present time subject very.

You have children? Then, certainly this subject reduces energy to you. Perhaps it even generates stress and insecurity to you.

Against the advance of the times it is not possible to be fought. Don't mention it serves to try a wall between your children and the new technologies. Simply one is to conciliate, search the balance point.

But to reach this goal is not easy. Surely at some time you have given to your children the mobile to allow you some minutes of breathing. There are some who even they give a tablet to its son to be able to have lunch without annoyances in a restaurant. This stamp can turns in any establishment.

Against this background, the question of the million is: Are safe our children in Internet?

Social minors and networks: How to protect your children in Internet

The case of Facebook

The owner of Facebook, Mark Zuckerger, has had to give explanations in the Congress of the United States after a problem with the protection of data of his users.

The data of about 87 million potential clients were shared with the signature of analysis Cambridge Analytica, according to has been published.

The mentioned company of analysis is being investigated to obtain in 2014 the information of at least 50 million users of Facebook. Their data were used with political aims. The campaign of Donald Trump to the EE.UU presidency is an example.

What happens on Facebook with the minors?

Facebook is a social network that is not identified with youngest. Good, rather, they are the young people who flee from Facebook. The youngest users prefer Instagram or Snapchat.

Nevertheless, also he has his youthful public. Facebook is in force by the legislation of California. The age limit to facilitate the access is the 13 years.

They are 13 years sufficient? It has to rise to more age? The question is that although the limit was put in the 18 years, do not demand no type of identification system that verifies that the person who registers herself in the social network has the age that declares to have.


The lack of control in Instagram

The power of the image, histories, the videos€¦ Instagram has conquered to youngest and milenials.

Perhaps it has been by the poisoning of the false news (fake news) on Facebook and by more and more presents publicity. Perhaps by the fact also that viejenials is more and more present.

The reality is that youth has taken refuge in networks as Instagram and Snapchat. They are social networks where the image commands. Fashion, tourism, gastronomy are sectors that have found a great opportunity at Instagram, for example.

Also who render cultured to the body, who spend hours to prepare themselves in the gym and models are protagonists in this social network.

The problem is based in which in a context to that barely the parents arrive, the minors have in these social networks free route. On the one hand, because anyone can open to an account contributing an email address from a mobile phone. The age? It is enough with saying that you have the allowed age, because nobody is going to request the National identity card to you (national identity document) to verify your date of birth.

This drift in much youth showing suggestive photos. It is certain that the possibility exists of having deprived profiles, with restricted access. But it is not less truth than the social networks are synonymous of exhibitionism in most of the cases. For this reason, in the end it can finish transferring the initial barriers. And then the problems arise.

To what age I buy the mobile son?

Theories can be so many as people practically. In the end, which seems more advisable is to always apply the common sense.

This way, the common sense can take to us to see if a mobile phone is necessary for our children according to its circumstances.

For example, if it only spends time or it realises activities outside the familiar circle, it can be necessary that it counts on a form to be in touch with his ancestors.

On the other hand, in a society where the technology every time is more important, to try to prevent his use it can end up ending at the technological illiteracy.

Shelp this, that it is related to the future competitions of the children, it is necessary to put the necessary tools so that the mobile does not condition its life.

Therefore, it is not necessary to demonizar the use of the mobile phone. but to use it with head.

Some basic rules of which to start off they can be:

  1. Parental control of the use (to vitar illegal uses and contacts).
  2. Stipulation of the time of use (if it is used to play, for example).


General regulation of Protection of Data

The 25 of May of 2016 in force entered the General Regulation of Protection of Datos (RGPD), that will replace the present effective norm and that will begin to be applied the 25 of May of 2018. This period of two years must as objective allow that the States of the European Union, the Institutions and also the companies and organizations who treat data are prepared and adapting for the moment at which the Regulation is applicable.



The Regulation of protection of data of the European Union, that in force entered the 25 of May of 2016 and that it will not begin to be applied until the 25 of May of 2018, establishes that the age to that the minors can render by themselves its consent for the personal data processing in the scope of the services of the society of the information (in whom the social networks are included) is of 16 years. Nevertheless, it allows to reduce that age and that each Member State establishes hers own one. The limit inferior is of 13 years.

In particular, the aspects regarding the minors are picked up in article 8 of Regulation (the EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and the Council.

What says article 8 of Regulation (the EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and the Council exactly?

Conditions applicable to the consent of the boy in relation to the services of the society of the information

  1. Between 16 and 13 years

    When article 6 is applied, separated 1, letter a), in relation to the direct supply to children of services of the society of the information, the treatment of the personal data of a boy will be considered allowed when it is as minimum 16 years old. If the boy is smaller of 16 years, such treatment will only be considered allowed if the consent gave it or authorized the holder of the parental authority or trusteeship on the boy, and only insofar as it occurred or it authorized. The Member States will be able to establish by law an age inferior to such aims, whenever this is not inferior to 13 years. 4.5.2016 SHE IS Daily Official of European Union L 119/37

  2.  To verify consent

    The person in charge of the treatment will deliver reasonable attacks to verify in such cases that the consent was given or authorized by the holder of the parental authority or trusteeship on the boy, considering the technology available.

  3. General dispositions

    Section 1 will not affect to the general dispositions of the contractual Right of the Member States, as the norms regarding the validity, formation or effects of contracts in relation to a boy.

From then Spain it will be able to increase the limit to 16 years or to maintain it in 14, an age that continues being over which many parents think


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