16 June 2010

Working Towards a Deeper Understanding of Digital Safety for Children and Young People in Developing Nations

(Berkman Center)
An Exploratory Study by the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, in Collaboration with UNICEF. Authored by Urs Gasser, Colin Maclay, John Palfrey, Youth and Media Policy Working Group Initiative. This exploratory study is intended as a contribution towards building a deeper understanding of children's safety in a digital context in developing nations. The paper's three main objectives are: to raise awareness about issues related to digital safety for youth in developing nations; to provide a tentative map of these issues and give insights into the current state of the respective research based on an exploratory literature review; and to outline the contours of a research framework through a series of working hypotheses that might inform subsequent research efforts on these issues by connecting efforts in developing and industrialized nations.