President of Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Japarov signed the law aimed at creating a safe cyber environment for children and protecting their psychological and moral health. Amendments were made to the Contravention Code and the laws relating to the prevention of harm to children’s health and development and the media, the press office of the President of Kyrgyzstan reported.
The new law aims to create a safe and ethical cyber environment for children and adolescents to ensure their physical, psychological and social well-being. The document was amended to include the definitions of such concepts as cyber security for children, harmful content for children, information products and children’s information products.
The laws also require that technical restrictions on access to programmes and broadcasts that can harm the physical, intellectual and spiritual development of children be imposed.
Prohibited content means content that encourages children to engage in dangerous activities, such as threats to their lives or health, and promotes gambling, prostitution, drug use and other harmful activities. Content that justifies violence, undermines family and social values, promotes non-traditional sexual relations and contains pornographic material is also prohibited.