Following the launch of the Children’s Commissioner’s Digital Taskforce, which is bringing together policy, legal and technology experts, along with educationalists to examine the challenges and opportunities for children in the digital world, and is due to report by the end of 2016.
The conference provides stakeholders with an opportunity to discuss latest thinking on the relationship between young people, digitalisation and the internet, and consider the progress to date of the iRights initiative - established in 2015 and which brings together members of civil society, business and government with the aim of creating a new framework for empowering young people online.
Those attending will consider the impact of digital technology on childhood development, including for digital literacy, cognition and ‘school readiness’.
They will also examine the growth of social technology and the implications for children’s behaviour and wellbeing, as well as address concerns
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