CEN-CENELEC Workshop on 'Age Appropriate Digital Services Framework'

The Workshop’s aim is to define a framework for developing age-appropriate digital services for situations where users are children. This topic is relevant for both organisations, CEN and CENELEC.

The original design of most digital technologies did not anticipate use of those technologies by children. This had led to an asymmetry of power between children and the technology they use since children do not have the life experience and developmental capacity of adults. Multiple stakeholders have been facing challenges to work out how to redress the balance in a way that puts the needs of children first but continues to promote innovation.


OVE, together with IEEE (respectively as Workshop’s secretariat candidate and Workshop’s proposer) have identified a need for developing a framework for developing age-appropriate digital services for situations where users are children. The resulting CEN-CENELEC CWA will function as an aid to describe a specific impact rating system and guidance for evaluating criteria, and will set out how vendors, public institutions and the educational sector can meet these criteria.


It has to be noted that the Workshop will address IEEE 2089-2021 – IEEE standard for Age-Appropriate Digital Services Framework – Based on the 5Rights Principles for Children as an initial input.


The kick-off meeting will be held on Friday, 29 April 2022, from 14.00-17.00 as a web meeting.


Should you need further information or should you wish to register to the kick-off meeting, please contact Christian Gasser c.gasser@ove.at


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