SOWC: Children in a Digital World

As the influence of digital technology – and especially the internet – has increased, the debate about its impact has grown louder

Children in Digital World


The State of the World’s Children 2017 is about an extraordinary subject that increasingly affects almost every aspect of life for millions of children around the world and, indeed, for us all: digital technology.

Beyond the harm to individual children that digital technology can enable or abet is its capacity to incite violence on a massive scale that affects the lives and futures of hundreds of thousands of children. We need look no further for confirmation of this grim potential than an insidious social media campaign in Myanmar this year that incited horrific violence against members of the Rohingya ethnic minority, which resulted in the killing and maiming of children and forced hundreds of thousands to flee towards uncertain futures.

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Brian Keeley, Lead Editor; Céline Little, Editor; Achila Imchen, Research Officer and Data Coordination; Juliano Diniz de Oliveira, Research Officer and Youth Engagement Specialist; Daniel Kardefelt-Winther, Researcher and Global Kids Online Data Coordina
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