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Children’s and Young People’s Rights in the Digital Age

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Registration is now open for our conference in July on children’s and young people’s rights in the digital age at LSE, a central London-based IAMCR pre-conference.
Please register here: http://eshop.lse.ac.uk/browse/product.asp?compid=1&modid=1&catid=327 (Early bird fees run until 20 May). See http://iamcr.org/leicester2016/preconf/youth-digital-rights for the outline programme. The draft full programme will be available in early May.

We see a growing momentum for recognition of the potential of online and networked media for promoting children’s rights. Yet, researchers, child rights’ advocates and internet governance experts are concerned that children’s rights are being newly infringed rather than enhanced in the digital age. This raises questions for research, policy and practice:

 * How is the digital environment 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 globally?

We hope you will register and come to join a lively discussion.

Note that the conference is co-hosted by Global Kids Online: http://www.globalkidsonline.net<http://www.globalkidsonline.net/>. It will finish in time for those who wish to get to Leicester for the opening of the IAMCR conference.

All the very best,

Sonia Livingstone, Amanda Third and Mariya Stoilova

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