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Digitally Connected: Global Perspectives on Youth and Digital Media


Sandra Cortesi


Harvard University - Berkman Center for Internet & Society

Urs Gasser


Harvard University - Berkman Center for Internet & Society

Gameli Adzaho


The Gamelian World Blog

Bruce Baikie


Inveneo

Jacqueline Baljeu


United Nations - Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Matthew Battles


Harvard University

Jacqueline Beauchere


Microsoft Corporation

Elsa Brown


Independent

Jane Burns


Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre

Patrick Burton


Centre for Justic & Crime Prevention

Jasmina Byrne


UNICEF Office of Research - Innocenti

Maximillion Colombo


Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

Joe Douillette


Institute of Contemporary Art

Camila Urbina Escobar


Beyond Access

Jorge Flores


PantallasAmigas

Zinelabidine Ghebouli


Independent

Juan Cruz Gonzalez-Allonca


Republic of Argentina - Ministry of Justice

Eric Gordon


Berkman Center for Internet and Society; Emerson College

Sarah Groustra


Independent

Max Hertz


Independent

Reynol Junco


Harvard University - Berkman Center for Internet & Society

Yasir Khan


Independent

Nicholas Kimeu


Shootback

Dorothea Kleine


University of London - Royal Holloway College

Djordje Krivokapic


University of Belgrade

Viola Kup


USANII LAB

Elif Kuzeci


Bahcesehir University

María Paula Latorre Guzmán


Independent

David Li


Xinchejian Hackerspace

Minu Limbu


United Nations - Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Sonia Livingstone


London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE)

Andres Lombana


University of Texas at Austin

Cynthia Massiel


Independent

Claire McCarthy


Harvard University - Berkman Center for Internet & Society

Maletsabisa Molapo


University of Cape Town (UCT)

Maria Liliana Mor


The Trust for the Americas

Sarah Newman


Harvard University

Eldad Nutakor


New State & Era

Christopher Onoka


Independent

Chido Onumah


Autonomous University of Barcelona

Ezequiel Passeron


Independent

Katarzyna Pawelczyk


United Nations - Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Ricarose Roque


Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Kanyankore Marcel Rudasingwa


United Nations - Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Nishant Shah


Leuphana University of Lueneburg

Luca Simeone


Harvard University

Andrew Siwakwi


Independent

Amanda Third


University of Western Sydney

Grace Wang


Independent

March 26, 2015

Berkman Center Research Publication No. 2015-6

Abstract:     
Reflecting on the 25th anniversaries of the invention of the World Wide Web by Sir Tim Berners-Lee and the adoption of the Convention on Rights of the Child by the US General Assembly, the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University and UNICEF co-hosted in April 2014 — 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 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. The event also marked the launch of Digitally Connected — an initiative that brings together academics, practitioners, young people, activists, philanthropists, government officials, and representatives of technology companies from around the world who, together, are addressing the challenges and opportunities children and youth encounter in the digital environment. More information about the network (as well as the launch symposium) is available.

This book is one contribution by this growing, global network of collaborators and consists of two parts. The first part brings together a series of reflection pieces in form of short essays written by friends and colleagues who attended the Digitally Connected symposium at Harvard University. The second part consists of a collection of stories, art, and digital media by youth about their experiences online. These creative pieces were submitted through an open call, which consisted of 10 prompts youth could reflect upon.

The contributions in this book reflect the diversity of ideas and perspectives that form the core and spirit of Digitally Connected. Some of the reflection pieces are closely connected to issues discussed at the symposium, others reflect more generally on personal observations and/or opinions, or highlight and discuss insights and learnings from specific studies or concrete projects. By making these reflection pieces and the youth work available to the expanding Digitally Connected network as well as the public at large, we hope to continue and further stimulate the global conversation about both the challenges and opportunities children and youth encounter in the digital environment.

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Cortesi, Sandra and Gasser, Urs and Adzaho, Gameli and Baikie, Bruce and Baljeu, Jacqueline and Battles, Matthew and Beauchere, Jacqueline and Brown, Elsa and Burns, Jane and Burton, Patrick and Byrne, Jasmina and Colombo, Maximillion and Douillette, Joe and Escobar, Camila Urbina and Flores, Jorge and Ghebouli, Zinelabidine and Gonzalez-Allonca, Juan Cruz and Gordon, Eric and Groustra, Sarah and Hertz, Max and Junco, Reynol and Khan, Yasir and Kimeu, Nicholas and Kleine, Dorothea and Krivokapic, Djordje and Kup, Viola and Kuzeci, Elif and Latorre Guzmán, María Paula and Li, David and Limbu, Minu and Livingstone, Sonia and Lombana, Andres and Massiel, Cynthia and McCarthy, Claire and Molapo, Maletsabisa and Mor, Maria Liliana and Newman, Sarah and Nutakor, Eldad and Onoka, Christopher and Onumah, Chido and Passeron, Ezequiel and Pawelczyk, Katarzyna and Roque, Ricarose and Rudasingwa, Kanyankore Marcel and Shah, Nishant and Simeone, Luca and Siwakwi, Andrew and Third, Amanda and Wang, Grace, Digitally Connected: Global Perspectives on Youth and Digital Media (March 26, 2015). Berkman Center Research Publication No. 2015-6. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2585686 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2585686

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Sandra Clio Cortesi
Harvard University - Berkman Center for Internet & Society ( email )
Harvard Law School
23 Everett, 2nd Floor
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
Urs Gasser (Contact Author)
Harvard University - Berkman Center for Internet & Society ( email )
Harvard Law School
23 Everett, 2nd Floor
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
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Gameli Adzaho
The Gamelian World Blog ( email )
United States
Bruce Baikie
Inveneo ( email )
United States
Jacqueline Baljeu
United Nations - Children's Fund (UNICEF) ( email )
P. O. Box 4884
New York, NY
United States
Matthew Battles
Harvard University ( email )
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Jacqueline Beauchere
Microsoft Corporation ( email )
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Elsa Brown
Independent ( email )
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Jane Burns
Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre
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Australia
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Patrick Burton
Centre for Justic & Crime Prevention ( email )
United States
Jasmina Byrne
UNICEF Office of Research - Innocenti ( email )
Piazza SS.Annuziata, 12
Florence, I-50122
Italy
Maximillion Colombo
Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston ( email )
100 Northern Ave
Boston, MA 02210
United States
Joe Douillette
Institute of Contemporary Art ( email )
United States
Camila Urbina Escobar
Beyond Access ( email )
United States
Jorge Flores
PantallasAmigas ( email )
United States
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Zinelabidine Ghebouli
Independent ( email )
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Algeria
Juan Cruz Gonzalez-Allonca
Republic of Argentina - Ministry of Justice ( email )
Buenos Aires
Argentina
Eric Gordon
Berkman Center for Internet and Society ( email )
Harvard Law School
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Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
Emerson College ( email )
United States
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Sarah Groustra
Independent ( email )
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Max Hertz
Independent ( email )
Reynol Junco
Harvard University - Berkman Center for Internet & Society ( email )
Harvard Law School
23 Everett, 2nd Floor
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
Yasir Khan
Independent ( email )
Nicholas Kimeu
Shootback ( email )
Nairobi
Kenya
Dorothea Kleine
University of London - Royal Holloway College ( email )
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United Kingdom
Djordje Krivokapic
University of Belgrade ( email )
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Serbia
Viola Kup
USANII LAB ( email )
Nairobi
Kenya
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Elif Kuzeci
Bahcesehir University ( email )
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Turkey
María Paula Latorre Guzmán
Independent ( email )
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David Li
Xinchejian Hackerspace ( email )
United States
Minu Limbu
United Nations - Children's Fund (UNICEF) ( email )
P. O. Box 4884
New York, NY
United States
Sonia Livingstone
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) ( email )
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United Kingdom
Andres Lombana
University of Texas at Austin ( email )
Austin, TX 78712
United States

Cynthia Massiel
Independent ( email )
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Claire McCarthy
Harvard University - Berkman Center for Internet & Society ( email )
Harvard Law School
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Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
Maletsabisa Molapo
University of Cape Town (UCT) ( email )
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South Africa
Maria Liliana Mor
The Trust for the Americas ( email )
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Sarah Newman
Harvard University ( email )
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Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
Eldad Nutakor
New State & Era ( email )
Christopher Onoka
Independent ( email )
No Address Available
Kenya
Chido Onumah
Autonomous University of Barcelona ( email )
Plaça Cívica
Cerdañola del Valles
Barcelona, Barcelona 08193
Spain
Ezequiel Passeron
Independent ( email )
Katarzyna Pawelczyk
United Nations - Children's Fund (UNICEF) ( email )
P. O. Box 4884
New York, NY
United States
Ricarose Roque
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) ( email )
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United States
Kanyankore Marcel Rudasingwa
United Nations - Children's Fund (UNICEF) ( email )
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United States
Nishant Shah
Leuphana University of Lueneburg ( email )
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Luca Simeone
Harvard University ( email )
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United States
Andrew Siwakwi
Independent ( email )
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Amanda Third
University of Western Sydney ( email )
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Australia
Grace Wang
Independent ( email )
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