In an era dominated by the omnipresence of digital platforms, children and adolescents are increasingly vulnerable to the perils of unrestricted use of socio-digital networks. Anahiby Becerril Gil, a visiting scholar of the Research Line in Law and Artificial Intelligence at the Institute of Legal Research of the UNAM, issues a stern warning about the potential risks these young users face. As the exponential growth of digital engagement among children continues, the imperative to educate and protect them from the unintended consequences becomes more urgent than ever.
Becerril Gil underscores a critical issue: the lack of awareness and digital skills among users, especially parents, in safeguarding personal information. The prevailing reality is that many users, both young and old, lack the necessary knowledge to protect their data, making it challenging to guide the younger generation on responsible digital behavior. In a world where digital literacy is not universally cultivated, parents and guardians bear a shared responsibility to ensure the safety of their children online.