Conectados al Sur @Buenos Aires (December 2014)
“Connected to the South” – a Regional Symposium on Digital Citizenship for Children and Adolescents will debate the challenges and opportunities that children and adolescents face in the digital environment. This will include issues such as unequal access to technology and connectivity; the relationship between the right to privacy and freedom of expression; the link of the media with social networking; innovation to bring technology access to vulnerable populations; and spaces for participation and innovation. All this with special emphasis on the voices and issues from Latin America and the Caribbean.
The aim of the Symposium is to exchange ideas and analyze the state of research, policy implementation and progress within the framework of the rights of children and young people and their use of new technology. The Symposium is the effort of the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights of Argentina through the National Directorate for Personal Data Protection, UNICEF Argentina, with the support of the Division of Communication at UNICEF headquarters, and Berkman.
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Digitally Connected @ Harvard (April, 2014)
On April 28-30, 2014, Berkman and UNICEF co-hosted, in collaboration withPEW Internet, EU Kids Online, the Internet Society (ISOC), Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI), and YouthPolicy.org, a first of its kind international symposium on children, youth, and digital media at Harvard University, to map and explore the global state of relevant research and practice, share and discuss insights and ideas from the developing and industrialized world, and encourage collaboration between participants across regions and continents.
With a particular focus on voices and issues from the Global South, the symposium addressed topics such as inequitable access, risks to safety and privacy, skills and digital literacy, and spaces for participation, and civic engagement and innovation.
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