2 results for month: 05/2016


James R. Marsh Chosen for International Children’s Rights Conference

Children’s and Young People's Rights in the Digital AgeConcerns that children’s rights are being newly infringed rather than enhanced in the digital age are often raised by researchers, child rights’ advocates, and internet governance experts. Children’s needs and experiences in the digital age are often neglected in high-level debates about global internet provision and governance and children’s rights are treated as a minority interest and seen as demanding exceptional treatment from adult society. Further, current debates frequently emphasise the risks children potentially face online and underline their right to protection but ...

Sextortion: Stalking Victims in the New Cyber Playground

In a new report, Benjamin Wittes, Cody Poplin, Quinta Jurecic and Clara Spera of the Brookings Institution discuss new research on "sextortion"—online, remote sexual assaults, sometimes over great distances, crossing international borders, or involving a great many victims.Sextortion: Cybersecurity, teenagers, and remote sexual assaultWe tend think of cybersecurity as a problem for governments, major corporations, and—at an individual level—for people with credit card numbers or identities to steal. The average teenage or young-adult Internet user, however, is the very softest of cybersecurity targets. Teenagers and young adults ...