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Belarus' kids to be protected from harmful information through TV content rating system

Belarusian television and Internet websites will be obliged to label information according to appropriate age limits applied to particular content. Thus, Belarus will protect children from harmful information. Relevant amendments have been made to the laws on children's rights, advertising, the media and others.

Under the changes, all information products must be marked with special signs indicating the age category - 6, 12, 16 and 18+. 

The document also obliges organizations and individual entrepreneurs, whose activities are connected with the production and distribution of such materials, to indicate the age limit.

There are other novelties. In particular, owners of Internet cafes and computer clubs, schools and universities should take steps to prevent children from getting information that can be detrimental to their health and development.

Belarus' kids to be protected from harmful information through TV content rating system