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The Institute of Communication and Image at the University of Chile, UNICEF, and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society co-hosted the second regional symposium “Conectados al Sur: Chile” on children, youth, and digital media at Urban Station’s Telefonica Open Future office in Santiago (Chile) on May 12-13, 2016, to map and explore the state of relevant research and practice at the national, regional, and international levels, share and discuss insights and ideas across countries, and encourage collaboration between participants.
The symposium focussed on the use and adaptation of the Internet by traditionally marginalized youth across Latin America and the Caribbean in order to increase the inclusion of these groups online. These vulnerable communities include, but are not limited to, youth in rural areas, LGBTQ youth, ethnic and racial minorities, youth with disabilities, and girls and young women.
Against this backdrop, the symposium addressed both challenges and opportunities youth face in the digital environment, including (but not limited to) issues such as inequitable access, risks to safety (e.g. cyberbullying) and privacy, hate speech and social exclusion, youth rights and empowerment, skills and digital literacy, spaces for participation and civic engagement and innovation, and the role of the Internet in strengthening relationships, and sense of belonging.
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