Goal: Trigger authentic participation of young people in countries in several regions of the world to inform parents, decision makers, industry… and children and young people worldwide
The internet offers young people invaluable opportunities to access more data, process more information and meet more people than ever before. As their digital footprint expands, they are also open to more risks, including social exploitation in one form or another. This can be exploitation by peers, for example through bullying or the unwanted sharing of images, or online, as in grooming and radicalization by people they interact with online. Their data, too, can easily become a commodity for marketing and other purposes. The list is long, and growing almost exponentially with the advent of new technologies such as virtual and augmented reality, artificial reality, Internet of Toys and Things and the challenges they encounter in the ever-more-realistic world of online gaming.