In collaboration with the Dutch Consumer Organisation the ILP lab is conducting research into the processing of children’s personal data on social media platforms. According to the GDPR, platforms must offer ‘specific protection’ to children with regard to the processing of their personal data (recital 38 GDPR). The question is whether this is really actually done. Another question is how this should be done. Our research focuses on how the term ‘specific protection’ should be interpreted by social media platforms.