Principle 5

Encourage children to play with others

“Help me find new friends to play with online, without revealing who I am.”
(Harriet, 9 years old, Sweden)

  • A child’s well-being, social life, play, creativity, self-expression and learning can be enhanced when collaborating and sharing with others.
  • Provide children with safe experiences, both online and in person, that help develop relationships and social skills.
  • Offer a healthy social environment by not highlighting differences that can be used in discriminatory ways.
  • Your design decisions are actively shaping the culture surrounding your product or service.

Links to the UN Rights of the Child:
The Right to Development & The Right to Participate