Children's Rights and Digital Technologies: Introduction to the Discourse and Some Meta-Observations

Handbook of Children’s Rights: Global and Multidisciplinary Perspectives (M. Ruck, M. Peterson-Badali & M. Freeman, eds., Taylor & Francis), Forthcoming

Berkman Center Research Publication No. 2016-7

46 Pages Posted: 23 Apr 2016  

Urs Gasser

Harvard University - Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society

Sandra Cortesi

Harvard University - Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society

Date Written: April 21, 2016

Abstract

Digital technology plays an important role in the lives of a rapidly growing number of children around the globe. The increased access to and use of digital technologies is associated with a diverse set of risks and opportunities, which in turn interact in important ways with children’s protection, provision, and participation rights. This chapter seeks to provide an introduction to the relatively nascent, but quickly evolving children’s digital rights discourse, and aims to serve as a navigation aid. It starts with an overview of children’s engagement with digital technology, then discusses key perspectives, issues, arenas, and actors, and finally offers a series of meta-observations for further exploration and discussion.

Suggested Citation

Gasser, Urs and Cortesi, Sandra, Children's Rights and Digital Technologies: Introduction to the Discourse and Some Meta-Observations (April 21, 2016). Handbook of Children’s Rights: Global and Multidisciplinary Perspectives (M. Ruck, M. Peterson-Badali & M. Freeman, eds., Taylor & Francis), Forthcoming; Berkman Center Research Publication No. 2016-7. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2768168

Urs Gasser (Contact Author)

Harvard University - Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society ( email )

Harvard Law School
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Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

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Sandra Clio Cortesi

Harvard University - Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society ( email )

Harvard Law School
23 Everett, 2nd Floor
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

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