Youth IGF INFORMS - March 2021

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Youth IGF INFORMS - March 2021
By Youth IGF • Issue #1 • View online
Hey! If you want to know what young people think about the recent changes in the tech world, then you’re in the right place.

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#YouthigfActs
On February 9, the Youth IGF offered a platform for teachers to demonstrate how they teach online #safety in their #schools and what they think about online safety training for educators. @safeinternetday
Quote of the month
After the Facebook’s news ban in Australia, an agreement has been concluded between parties. The @iDFRights considers that this agreement demonstrates the inability of internet to stay a global network. What do you think about? 
Opinion
Keeping children safe online is crucial
Children using computers in Vietnam. Photo credits: Sasin Tipchai/Pixabay.
Children using computers in Vietnam. Photo credits: Sasin Tipchai/Pixabay.
The threats don’t just come from strangers, they can also come from people that children may already know, online or offline. Article by Jason Ward.
The fact that this is possible, even in some countries with weak or low levels of internet access, is remarkable. Although, it has led to some cases of parents having to sacrifice more than they can afford, resulting in wider social gaps. The main issue, however, …
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Academic view
Digital violence: Individual actions for survivors
Expression of violence. Photo credits: Alexas_Fotos/Pixabay.
Expression of violence. Photo credits: Alexas_Fotos/Pixabay.
“….people who may be in abusive relationships are forced into even closer proximity to their abusers..”
Responding to digital violence in pandemics: how to take action during Covid-19. Authored by Prof. Tim UNWIN
The most important thing to recognise is that the conditions imposed to reduce the spread of the new coronavirus, such as lockdowns and new forms of surveillance, are leading to a significant increase in digital violence for two main reasons: first, people who may be in abusive relationships are forced into even closer proximity to their abusers; and, second, people with a propensity to abuse ….  Read more 5min read
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