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China reviews draft law revision to strengthen guardian responsibility in protecting minors
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BEIJING, Oct. 13 (Xinhua) -- Chinese lawmakers on Tuesday began reviewing a draft revision of the Law on the Protection of Minors, in a move to strengthen the responsibility of guardians in protecting minors.

The latest draft of the revision adds stipulations that parents or other guardians should provide the minors in their care with a safe family living environment and promptly eliminate potential safety hazards that could lead to electrical shock, scalding, falling or other injuries.

Guardians should also take measures to prevent minors from being injured in traffic accidents, such as providing safety seats and teaching minors to abide by traffic rules.

The draft was submitted to the ongoing session of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress for a third reading.

The draft also makes provisions on protecting minors in cyberspace, stating that the processing of personal information of minors under the age of 14 will require the consent of their parents or other guardians.

According to the draft, internet service providers should take measures such as disconnecting links to stop online bullying and the dissemination of information harmful to the physical and mental health of minors, and report to relevant authorities.

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