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On April 28-30, 2014, Berkman and UNICEF co-hosted, in collaboration with PEW 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.

A summary of all the activities conducted during on the event can be find on the Digitally Connected storify page.

Watch a short flipbook video highlighting participants’ views on the online challenges and opportunities youth around the world face.

Also, check out participants short video descriptions of breakouts and roundtable discussions: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL68azUN8PTNjtLBEaVBLbGmANCNX4cALi