Press release: The associative label "Respect Zone" advocates an internet without cyberviolence on Paris Games Week 2014

Press Release (download here)

Paris, le 21 octobre 2014

The new label fighting against the cyber-violence " Respect Zone", communicate for the first time with the general public during Paris Games Week, the French show about video games, from October 29th to November 2nd 2014 at Porte de Versailles.

Respect Zone" is a citizen initiative from the association " Hate Prevention Initiative " has already offered an international reflection on the responsibility of the editors of contents on Web and on notion of neutrality responsible for the Internet.

This association advocates the voluntary implementation of an accessible label for all, " Respect Zone", to differentiate websites and forums which make a moderation commitment of their contents. 

This ethical commitment describe by the Respect Zone's charter: in case of discriminating, harrassing and excluding contents, the partners websites have to remove or to let the contents but have to mark his critical distance towards this type of contents. 

During the Paris Games Week, in the their stand, Respect Zone will raise public awareness, and the visitors will experiment the interest of being sensitive about Respect, via the label adoption, and support by the charter ( Visitors will be able to:

- Share, with the Respect Zone founders, about the internauts responsability on their post on social networks, blogs,...

- Get the face blown with a blower which symbolically represent a Respect Storm, via the Wind Face Respect Zone's concept : everyone could be pictured on the stand.

-Play to video games especially made by the French studio, Audigame.

According to David Neichel, SELL 's President (Syndicat des éditeurs de logiciels de loisirs): "We're pleased to welcome Respect Zone, which propose an innovate activity to optimise the respect on social networks and Internet. Respect Zone offer an original and creative solution in a line of our organisation's values. Be Respectful online, it's everyone business."

According to Philippe Coen, " The Respect Zone label's presence on the Paris Games Week is a great opportunity to meet video games and social networks fans. Online youth is exposed to cyberbuilling and cyberhate. The suicide of teenagers and the pain or exclusion feelings behing the computer or phone screen are a reality, that we should give educational and practical answers. We are convinced that a tool like our label Respect Zone, simple to use and accessible for all, without resctriction, can create the reflex of online respect and develop critical faculty. Our presence on the PGW is a great moment to raise the living together debate, online."

The Paris Games Week will be open to the public:

Hall 3 D 049

Paris Expo – Porte de Versailles – Metro Porte de Versailles
From October, 29th to November, 2nd 2014 from 9 am to 7 pm.

Contacts Respect Zone :
Philippe Coen : 0685078316

Contact SELL :
Anne-Sophie Montadier 01 56 90 08 24 - 06 27 55 06 64