Child?s Personal Data Protection Law
Keeping your kids safe on the Internet used to be as simple as installing Safe Search and keeping the computer in the living room. Not anymore. Much like their adult counterparts, a new wave of "kid-friendly" tablets and apps ensures that children are sharing their personal data on the Internet in more ways than ever before. Full names. Birthdays. Home addresses. Photos.
Grooming is when someone builds an emotional connection with a child to gain their trust for the purposes of sexual abuse or exploitation. Children and young people can be groomed online or in the real world. Groomers may be male or female. They could be any age. Many children and young people don't understand that they have been groomed, or that what has happened is abuse.
Groomers can use social media sites, instant messaging apps including teen dating apps, or online gaming platforms to connect with a young person or child. They can spend time learning about a young person?s interests from their online profiles and then use this knowledge to help them build up a relationship. It?s easy for groomers to hide their identity online - they may pretend to be a child and then chat and become ?friends? with children they are targeting.
In Thailand, there is Child Protection Act, B.E. 2546 Section 27 It is forbidden for anyone to advertise or disseminate by means of the media or any other kind of information technology any information on a child or the child?s guardian, with the intention of causing damage to the mind, reputation, prestige or any other interests of the child or seeking benefit for oneself or others in an unlawful manner.