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Published 21.10.21

Internet Governance Forum 2021: Children's Rights in the Digital Environment again in the Focus

Stiftung Digitale Chancen

From December 6th to 10th, the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2021 will take place as a hybrid event. It will be hosted by the Government of Poland, which invites participants to join the event either on-site in Katowice or digitally via Zoom.
The theme of this year's IGF is "Internet United". Representatives from business, science and civil society will meet with high-ranking government representatives from all over the world and address the topics in various event formats:

  • Economic and Social Inclusion / Human Rights
  • Universal access and meaningful connectivity
  • Emerging regulation: market structure, content, data and consumer/user rights regulation
  • Environmental sustainability and climate change
  • Inclusive Internet governance ecosystems and digital cooperation
  • Trust, security, stability

The topics of children's rights and child protection are once again at the top of the Internet Governance Forum agenda this year. There is a clear focus on the realisation of children's rights to protection, empowerment and participation in the digital environment. This is also reflected in the name of the Dynamic Coalition on Child Online Safety, which started its work back in 2007 in Rio and is now called Dynamic Coalition on Children's Rights in the Digital Environment.

We have put together for you a schedule of the sessions that will cover aspects of children and young people growing up in a digital environment. This way you can decide which parts of the program are of interest to you. All sessions are designed to actively involve participants, whether they are on-site or online. Within the IGF week we will report from the event, with a special focus on these sessions.

Registration is required to attend the IGF here. It is recommended that you register in good time before the start of the event. You will receive a confirmation that entitles you to access the on-site events and the digital Zoom meetings.


IGF sessions on "Growing up in a digital environment"

6.12.2021 (Pre-Events)




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