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A Global Agenda for Children’s Rights in the Digital Age

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Professor Sonia Livingstone and Dr. Monica E. Bulger

Worldwide, children’s digital activities and opportunities are growing at an exponential rate. Yet many of the creative, informative, interactive and participatory features of the digital environment remain substantially underused, especially in lower-income countries and among the most marginalized children. Moreover, amid endless potential, the internet can also compound offline risks and negative experiences such as unwanted sexual solicitation, bullying and harassment, and exposure to pornography and other potentially harmful materials.

These issues are the centre stage at a forum organized by the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University on 7 October. The forum aims to discuss around a new scoping study: A Global Agenda for Children’s Rights in the Digital Age: Recommendations for Developing UNICEF’s Research Strategy, conducted by Prof Sonia Livingstone and Dr Monica Bulger for UNICEF’s Office of Research.

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