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Blog Digital Futures for Children (DFC) Published: 21 Nov 2023

New research centre to understand the challenges and opportunities presented by digital technologies for children's rights and needs

The LSE and 5Rights Foundation research centre "Digital Futures for Children" explores the intricate relationship between children and the digital world. The initiative delves into the potential benefits and risks associated with children's digital interactions, shedding light on the complexities of their digital futures.

The research project seeks to comprehensively examine the multifaceted relationship between children and the digital world, considering the educational, social, and psychological implications of children's digital experiences. Their goal is to conduct critical and practical research and thus provide an evidence base for advocacy. Furthermore they seek to exchange ideas between scholars and policymakers to ensure that children's rights are central in decision-making processes ensure the amplification of children's voices.

The projects goals are framed by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s General comment No. 25 on children’s rights in relation to the digital environment - the authoritative statement in international law of how the UNCRC should be implemented by states worldwide in relation to all things digital.

Make sure to check out the research centre here.

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