Last Friday, the Government regulated Law 27,590 “Mica Ortega”, sanctioned in November 2020, which creates the National Program for the Prevention and Awareness of Grooming or Cyberbullying against Girls, Boys and Adolescents.
The regulations are named after Micaela Ortega, the 12-year-old girl who disappeared on April 23, 2016 after meeting Jonathan Luna (28 years old), who used false accounts on Facebook to contact Micaela pretending to be a teenager of the same age. .
The new law seeks to sensitize and generate awareness in the population about cyberbullying, through the responsible use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and community training.
The Mica Ortega Law orders the creation of the Observatory of the National Program for the Prevention and Awareness of Grooming or Cyberbullying against Girls, Boys and Adolescents, which will work under the purview of the Ministry of Social Development. In turn, it will be made up of representatives of the Secretariat for Children, Adolescents and Family (Senaf), and the Ministries of Education and Justice and Human Rights.
Whose objective will be to point out when the law is not complied with and prepare an annual report on the implementation of the Program and compliance with the norm.
In addition, it will promote training for the responsible use of ICTs, its use in the digital environments of children and adolescents should be surveyed, and modalities of rights violations in these spaces should be identified.