by José Luis Zatarain, Protégeles
Published on: 17.12.07
In Madrid, on 12th December 2007 a Code of Conduct aiming to promote a safe and responsible use of mobile phones among children has been signed by the major Spanish Companies of this sector: Telefonica, Vodafone, Orange and Yoigo.
These companies have committed to implement in a period of nine months control mechanisms, content classification and filtering systems in order to respectively prevent and to limit childrens access to illegal and harmful content.
This is the first case in Europe of an agreement adopted on the basis of the 'European Framework for Safer Mobile Use by Young Teenagers and Children” promoted by the European Commission and presented to the Media on the occasion of the Safer Internet Day 2007.
The act counted with the presence of representatives of these companies as well as with Mr. Arturo Canalda, the Spanish Child Ombudsman, Mr. Richard Swetenham representing the European Commission and Mr. Guillermo Cánovas President of Protegeles.