The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) issued a notice on Monday for public consultation on the Regulations on Network Protection for Minors.
According to the draft, the main contents of the regulations include the strengthening of minors’ network literacy, standardization of network information content, the protection of personal information, as well as the prevention and control of minors’ network addiction.
Network service providers should also take measures to reasonably limit the amount of time minors are using their products and services while also not providing minors with paid services that are deemed inappropriate for their age group.
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With regard to strengthening the standardization of network information content, the draft proposes that it is forbidden to send information to minors that contains contents that are harmful or may affect the physical and mental health of minors. No organization or individual is allowed to insult, slander, threaten or maliciously damage the image of minors through the Internet in the form of words, pictures, audio or videos.