The High Authority for Audiovisual Communication (HACA) published, this Wednesday, July 14, a guide entitled “Being connected safely” with the aim of presenting tools for digital vigilance.
As part of its role of promoting digital vigilance, the “Regulation and new digital media” working group within the Higher Council for Audiovisual Communication has drawn up a guide entitled “Being connected in complete safety”.
The publication of the guide by the group chaired by the former journalist, Narjis Rerhaye, which is part of the professional watch relating to the digital transformation of communication, aims to present digital vigilance tools, according to a published press release. on the HACA website.
This guide, available in Arabic, Amazigh and French, presents tools for both developing the reflex of checking information, detecting inappropriate content, protecting personal data, or even avoiding being subject to addiction. digital.
Illustrated and educational, the guide also explains why the dialogue in complete confidence between children and parents is of great importance in terms of the wise use of the content offered by social networks.
What prevention of digital addiction in children?
According to the said press release, the working group’s approach took into account the new conditions of media consumption by young audiences whose protection is one of the concerns of the regulatory body.
Young media audiences are exposed to convergent content available on several media and by different means of dissemination without always being warned of the dangers inherent in these new media uses, we read in the press release.
This detailed guide warns against, among others, several phenomena including hyperconnectivity and digital addiction. He also mentions the challenges on the internet targeting young audiences, child crime, child pornography, cyberbullying and the protection of personal data.
In terms of preventing digital addiction in children, this guide presents numerous recommendations in terms of exposure to screens, especially for children. And especially for “toddlers who develop a natural attractiveness for screens and become almost anesthetized when one puts one in their hands. He also explains to parents how to protect children from dangerous challenges and predators on the Internet.