CONSULTATION RESPONSE: General Comment on children’s rights in relation to the digital environment

CONSULTATION RESPONSE: General Comment on children’s rights in relation to the digital environment

This is a response to the UNCRC general comment on the rights of children and young people in a digital environment. The Committee welcomed relevant research evidence; particularly findings from consultations with children that would contribute to the drafting process. We asked our Youth Board what their thoughts were on these proposals.

INTERVIEW: WITH AMY ORBEN, THE EFFECT OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON YOUNG PEOPLE

INTERVIEW: WITH AMY ORBEN, THE EFFECT OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON YOUNG PEOPLE

In October 2018, we caught up with Amy Orben, a DPHIL candidate and college lecturer for the University of Oxford. Amy's research focuses on the effect of social media on human interaction, well-being and relationship formation. Her interests also include research about online friendship formation, and more complex work examining adolescent well-being, online social environments and polarisation.