Abstract: Lately, in Romania, more and more families have facilitated children's access to the Internet. This situation has brought besides opportunities for psycho-cognitive development, also risk factors that affect children's rights. The diversification of psycho-social and legal issues, in the context of the current technology's development, requires specialists from different fields to find ways to improve situations that endanger the well-being of the child and of the family. Therefore, the Romanian society, aided by the international organizations which fight for the children's rights, initiated a series of actions in favor of the latter, designed to draw attention to the need for protection in the online environment. This paper contains a detailed analysis of the current regulations in children's rights domain, and how the latter can be used to protect children in the online environment.
Keywords: protection, Internet, abuse, the U.N. Convention, children