IGF 2017 WS #85
Online Safety or Safeguarding Dystopia–Is Keeping Children 'Safe' Online Eroding Their Rights?

Short Title
Online Safety or Safeguarding Dystopia?
Proposer's Name: Mr. Andy Phippen

Proposer's Organization: Plymouth University

Co-Proposer's Name: Mr. David Wright

Co-Proposer's Organization: South West Grid for Learning


Prof Andy Phippen, Civil Society, Plymouth University Mr David Wright, Civil Society, South West Grid for Learning


Introduction of topic and speakers
Review current policy approaches for child online safety
Present findings of survey of 10,000 children regarding Internet use and their perspectives on harm
Consider whether policy approaches in addressing harm erode childrens' rights
Toward a rights based approach for online safety?