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UNICEF/CJCP study explores how children build resilience against online risks

Invitation to the release of CJCP/UNICEF study and panel discussion

Connected Dot Com: Young People’s Navigation of Online Risks

Social and digital media have become an important way for young people to connect and to remain connected. The widespread use of information and communication technologies presents a number of new risks and opportunities.

Connected Dot Com: Young People’s Navigation of Online Risks, a study by the Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention (CJCP) with support from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), explores young people’s use of social media in South Africa through focus group interviews conducted nationwide with close to 1800 children and young people.

At the event that marks the release of the study, key findings will be presented and followed by a panel discussion. The event is open to members of the public, the media, government, and civil society.

Date: Thursday, 28 November 2013
Venue: Leriba Hotel & Spa, Centurion
Time: 9:30 for 10:00 am

Please RVSP by 18 November to Stephanie Luyt +27 11 7826595

For more information or to arrange interviews, please contact:

Patrick Burton, Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention +27 21 447 1818

Emma de Villiers, UNICEF South Africa +27 12 354 8252





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