Cookies?
Library Header Image
LSE Research Online LSE Library Services

Children and young people’s rights in the digital age: an emerging agenda

Livingstone, Sonia and Third, Amanda (2017) Children and young people’s rights in the digital age: an emerging agenda. New Media & Society, 19 (5). pp. 657-670. ISSN 1461-4448

[img]
Preview
PDF - Accepted Version
Download (613kB) | Preview

Identification Number: 10.1177/1461444816686318

Abstract

Rights-based approaches to children’s digital media practices are gaining attention as a framework for research, policy and initiatives that can balance children’s need for protection online with their capacity to maximize the opportunities and benefits of connectivity. But what does it mean to bring the concepts of the digital, rights and the child into dialogue? Arguing that the child represents a limit case of adult normative discourses about both rights and digital media practices, this article harnesses the radical potential of the figure of the child to rethink (human and children’s) rights and the digital. In doing so, we critique the implicitly adult, seemingly invulnerable subject of rights in research and advocacy about digital environments. We thereby introduce the thinking behind the articles selected for this special issue, and draw out the key tensions and dilemmas relating to the emerging agenda on children’s rights in the digital age.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://journals.sagepub.com/home/nms
Additional Information: © 2017 The Authors
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Sets: Departments > Media and Communications
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2017 10:17
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2017 13:43
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/68759

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics