Multistakeholder Internet Public Policy Dialogue: Lessons Learned and Best Practice Examples of Local to Global Policy Dialogue
In the past five years, Internet public policy dialogue has taken various forms, shapes and approaches, and have been implemented at various levels and in various regions of the world. National fora has been seen as a positive outcome of the global process resulting in an increased number of dialogue spaces, especially in developing countries. The quality of discussion however is called to question as it is reflected in the outcomes of public policy dialogue at levels other than global.
The internet is a social space in which families with children are one of the key and not the least important constituency of users.
A number of excellent "cyber charters" have emerged in recent years. They seek to embody a comprehensive framework of rights and guarantees whilst at the same time laying a foundation for good online citizenship.
But few seem to recognize that families, children and young people are now also a constant presence on the internet.
Workshop 76: A global consideration of the challenges to access and the opportunities that access affords, from a youth perspective
This workshop is being run by Childnet in partnership with the KiBO foundation. It is a merged workshop based on initial proposal 76 and 112.
1. Introduction (10 minutes)
- An introduction to Childnet
- An introduction to KiBO
- Our areas of common interest and what the joint session hopes to achieve
The Internet has become a key instrument for social, political and economic activities in developed countries and, as broadband penetration increases, will arguably become so also in developing ones. This implies a strong dependency on both the basic infrastructure of the Internet and on the services that use it.
Digital citizenship has emerged as digital youth are using online services for personal and educational reasons at younger and younger ages. Even though a significant digital divide continues to exist, increased mobile penetration and the use of online services, such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and other downloadable applications are bringing more young users online every day. Estimates are that young people in some countries spend over 7 hours a day interacting via online and mobile technologies.