Course dates:

From 20 September 2021

Free enrolment without certificate

Course Outline

The course encompasses a 5-week period. Participants are expected to engage in approximately 30 hours of active learning through readings, videos, webinars, discussions, and quizzes. Case studies and examples from different areas of the world and on different themes will be used to identify cross-regional and cross-cutting issues and enable a global and multidimensional understanding of the topic.


Module 1 - Introduction to Children’s Rights in the Digital Age

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    Week 1

    Edward Snowden, Freedom of the Press Foundation and Right Livelihood Laureate
    Emma Day, Human Rights Lawyer & Child Protection Consultant
    Jacinta Gonzalez, Mijente
    Nkatha Murungi, University of Pretoria

Module 2 - Children’s right to privacy and data protection

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    Week 2

    Joe Cannataci, UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy
    Nkatha Murungi, University of Pretoria
    Valerie Verdoodt, LSE Department of Law
    Duncan McCann, The New Economics Foundation
    Marianne Díaz Hernández, Derechos Digitales
    Dr. Eduardo Tomasevicius Filho, University of São Paulo

Module 3 - Childhood development and the right to play

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    Week 3

    Andrew McStay, Bangor University
    Stephane Chaudron, European Commission Joint Research Centre
    Sandra Cavalcante, University of São Paulo

Module 4 - Children’s right to education

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    Week 4

    Alessia Zucchetti, Ceibal Foundation
    Mary Jo Madda, Google
    Andrew McStay, Bangor University
    Miriam Amaro and Jonathan Corona, Pixelarium
    Jen Persson, DefendDigitalMe

Module 5 - Children’s right to health and safety

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    Week 5

    Bertalan Meskó, Director, The Medical Futurist Institute
    Desara Dushi, Epoka University and ERMA alumna
    Neha Gauchan, ChildSafeNet Nepal and APMA alumna & Swasti Karmacharya, ChildSafeNet