1) Conectados al Sur: Argentina [Buenos Aires, December 9-10, 2014]
The Ministry of Justice and Human Rights of Argentina, UNICEF, and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society have co-hosted the first regional symposium “Conectados al Sur: Argentina” on children, youth, and digital media on December 9-10, 2014. At the event, we debated a broad range of issues that children and adolescents face in the digital environment, 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. The objective of the symposium was to 1) 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 2) to bridge research, policy, and advocacy communities, and 3) strengthen the network and foster collaboration among participants across regions and countries.
For more information please visit: https://www.digitallyconnected.org/cas-argentina/.
2) Conectados al Sur: Chile [Santiago, May 12-13, 2016]
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, 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.
For more information please visit: https://www.digitallyconnected.org/cas-chile/.