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Wednesday, June 12 • 5:15pm - 6:30pm
Empowering the Next Generation of Digital Citizens: A continued push for progress

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At RightsCon 2018 (On the Shoulders of Giants: Empowering the Next Generation of Digital Citizens), we began a conversation about opportunities for young people to harness the power of connectivity to raise their voices and become agents of change. We also discussed potential obstacles. This session will seek to revisit this important theme, consider progress and build on the discussions that began in 2018. We will discuss recent research on youth digital citizenship and consider insights shared by young people and their carers, in other forums, such as the UNICEF / GSMA workshop at Eurochild where we were able to test the hypotheses generated at RightsCon 2018. We will also encourage participants to share information on current activities, so that we can learn from each other's work. We are building an ever clearer picture of how we can best support young people in using connectivity to express their views and advocate for change, and as more young people show us the way themselves, we will use this session to learn, to celebrate progress made by the community, and to explore opportunities to lift and support each other's efforts in this space.

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Natasha Jackson

Head of Public Policy & Consumer Affairs, GSMA

Wednesday June 12, 2019 5:15pm - 6:30pm BST
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