On May 11, the European Commission released a proposed Regulation laying down rules to
prevent and combat child sexual abuse. It is timely and historic, not just for Europe but for
the world. When passed, this legislation has the potential to make an impact far beyond the
EU and help advance the global fight against child sexual abuse in both the offline and
We, as a collective of organisations that strive for children’s rights, safety, and security
online and offline, support the European Commission’s proposal as a critical step toward
better protection of children’s rights. The proposed Regulation presents a vision of a
responsible internet where children are free to be curious and explore online spaces safely.
It aims to ensure that technology is developed and used in conformity with European Union
values and in accordance with fundamental rights, with particular attention paid to
Read the full Open Letter to the European Union here.