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

Livingstone, Sonia ORCID: 0000-0002-3248-9862 and Third, Amanda (2017) Children and young people’s rights in the digital age: an emerging agenda. New Media & Society, 19 (5). 657 - 670. ISSN 1461-4448

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Identification Number: 10.1177/1461444816686318


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.

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Additional Information: © 2017 The Authors
Divisions: Media and Communications
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2017 10:17
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2024 05:21

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