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As part of a programme of work on internet, mobile technologies and child rights, and in collaboration with ROs, COs, DOC, GRACE, Programme Division, Innovations Unit and PFP the contribution of research to this fast moving field is being explored with support from London School of Economics. The aim is to provide a more consistent theoretical underpinning of UNICEF’s interventions and advocacy, define a broader research framework and identify future research priorities.
As part of a programme of work on internet, mobile technologies and child rights, and in collaboration with ROs, COs, DOC, GRACE, Programme Division, Innovations Unit and PFP the contribution of research to this fast moving field is being explored with support from London School of Economics. The aim is to provide a more consistent theoretical underpinning of UNICEF’s interventions and advocacy, define a broader research framework and identify future research priorities.

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For some years, UNICEF has been researching children’s online risk and safety, promoting digital citizenship, and conducting both programmes for awareness-raising among children and for communication for development through the use of ICT.

A revised version of this report was published in the Journal of Children and Media

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Sonia Livingstone; Monica Bulger
The Internet, mobile phones and other electronic media provide children and young people with levels of access to information, culture, communication and entertainment impossible to imagine just 20 years ago. With many of their extraordinary benefits, however, come hazards. Globally, children and young people tend to become early users and prime innovators on the Internet, and are often far ahead of their parents and other adults in terms of use, skills and understanding. It is becoming increasingly important to both empower and to protect children in this environment.

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