Children’s rights in the digital age

“Digital media is a powerfulway for children to realisetheir rights, from accessing information, playing games, to expressing themselves freely and even anonymously. Technology has a crucial role in empowering children by facilitating communication, education and activism. It means children don’t have to rely on adults and can have a voice of their own. Yet not all children have equal access to digital media. Even with access, digital media poses risks for children such as internet safety and cyberbullying. In any new policy or decision-making, it is absolutely important to listento children’s voices first-hand, rather than assuming what is best for them.”

Philip Chan
UNICEF Australia Young Ambassador
Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre, Youth Brains Trust