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On Protecting Children from Information Harmful to Their Health and Development

ACTIVITIES ON EXECUTION OF THE FEDERAL LAW

 No. 436-FZ of December 29, 2010, On Protecting Children from Information Harmful to Their Health and Development

 

In 2010, the Federal Law No. 436-FZ On Protecting Children from Information Harmful to Their Health and Development came into effect.

The Law divides the content turnover into two legal regimes; they are restricted access information regime and information banned for children regime.

The Law establishes a ban or relevant restrictions for the turnover of content that is banned or restricted for dissemination among children.

First and foremost, the information banned for children pursuant to the Law includes information of pornographic nature, as well as information containing explicit language, justifying unlawful conduct, encouraging children to commit acts that endanger their lives, promoting drug use, and other information.

The Law establishes mandatory classification of content. Prior to the beginning of content turnover to the public, such content must be classified by the manufacturer or distributor. Turnover of any content banned or restricted for dissemination among children is, with certain exemptions, no longer allowed without appropriate labeling.

A separate chapter of the Law is dedicated to content evaluation.

Pursuant to the Law, the content evaluation may be performed only by an expert accredited by Roskomnadzor.

In order to examine applications for expert accreditation, as well as to consider the application of legislation in mass media and child protection,Roskomnadzor has formed an Expert Committee of leading psychology, sociology and law experts.

In order to control the execution of the Federal Law No. 436, Roskomnadzor monitors approximately 5,000 media outlets weekly, and takes appropriate measures when violations are identified.

Time of the publication: 20.02.2013 19:47
Last modified: 20.05.2014 18:36