Children's and young people's rights in the digital age
- London School of Economics (LSE
The London School of Economics (LSE) recently hosted a conference on children's and young people's rights in the digital age. Read on to find out more.
- Exactly how is the digital impacting on children's rights today?
- What are the challenges to children's rights presented by the digital?
- How might we seize the opportunities for children's online participation to promote children's rights in the contemporary world?
- European Commission
Today, millions of people in 120 countries are participating in Safer Internet Day. The 2017 motto is "Be the change: unite for a better internet".
Digitalisation has been the new buzzword of the past two years with a number of key stakeholders looking at its impact. The tremendous progress of technology over the last 20 years -especially thanks to the Internet-, has already brought about deep transformations in our society; a trend which is bound to continue in the future as a number of relatively "new" developments such as Big Data or Artificial Intelligence will settle in, profoundly affecting 21stcentury families.
Over the summer, the team from Parenting for a Digital Future at the LSE released a policy brief about ‘screen time', arguing that many parents' fears of digital devices are based on out-dated advice. Together with the Media Policy Project, they held an invite-only event, which brought together researchers, policy-makers, advocates and content and platform providers to discuss what new advice to families about ‘screen time' should look like. An event summary is here, and on YouTube.
- João Pedro, Youth ambassador, Portugal
Youth participation is an important aspect of the Better Internet for Kids strategy, and we regularly work with youth panellists and youth ambassadors from across the European network of Safer Internet Centres to gain their views on online trends and issues surrounding internet governance. Here, João Pedro, a youth ambassador from Portugal, shares his views on digital rights.