Academic claims that parents may violate their children's human rights and make them vulnerable to sex offenders by sharing photos of them on social media
- Cassandra Seery claimed that posting information about children violates their rights
- Parents who share children's photos can also open them up to sexual exploitation
- Ms. Seery, from the University of Deakin, said the future prospects for jobs could be influenced
Parents who share photos of their children online can violate their fundamental human rights, damage future jobs, and make them respectful for sexual exploitation, a scholar claims.
Associate teacher Cassandra Seery of the Deakin Law School in Melbourne filed a complaint with the United Nations and claimed that the posting of information about children infringes the rights enshrined in the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
& # 39; These potential consequences can extend beyond childhood, which can lead to lifelong inequalities, & # 39; said Mrs. Seery.
She said parents have entrusted their child's personal information, but the current state of digital media means that the release of that information is not regulated and can lead to sexual exploitation
& # 39; The truth is that we don't really know how this data can be used in the future and how it can affect the rights of a child. & # 39;
& # 39; For example, it has become increasingly common for potential employers to perform social media displays – these processes can also be applied to children in different circumstances.
& # 39; Private educational institutions may choose to screen the profiles of parents to determine the suitability of future students, which may affect non-discrimination and access to education rights. & # 39;
The associate professor also explained that companies can get access to lifelong digital archives, which means that the child may have access to social security and justice, healthcare and affordable insurance.
Associate teacher Cassandra Seery (photo) filed an application with the United Nations and claimed that the posting of information about children infringes their rights
She said that parents have entrusted their child's personal information, but the current state of digital media means that the release of that information is not regulated and can lead to sexual exploitation.
& # 39; This behavior is not illegal and children have no rights to prevent it, & # 39; said Mrs. Seery.
& # 39; Children must have the right to choose when they enter the digital environment. & # 39;
She suggested social media outlets to introduce prompts before posting children's photos or videos and restricting sharing content with information about a child.
Mrs. Seery also removing the ability to tag children in photos and changing the Privacy Act would be a good place to start.
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