Young people are growing up in a digital world of constant connectivity – engaging 24/7 through social media, mobile devices, gaming platforms, and video streaming channels. While offering important opportunities for youth to express their creativity, explore and learn, interact with their peers, and participate in civic discourse, contemporary digital media can also pose threats to their privacy and can negatively impact their development. Children and teens spend or influence an estimated $1.2 trillion a year worldwide. Media companies, programmers, and advertisers are developing hundreds of new digital ventures designed to tap into this growing lucrative youth global market.
More information is available in the concept note at the bottom of the page.
This special half day meeting brings together consumer and privacy advocates, academics, policy makers, and industry representatives for a focused roundtable discussion to:
- identify the key issues raised by emerging trends in contemporary children’s digital media
- assess the current state of regulatory policy in both the EU and the United States
- exchange perspectives from various stakeholders
- highlight opportunities for consensus building and collaboration
- begin crafting an agenda for collaborative transatlantic strategies and policies.
Registration for the event is now open. Those interested are kindly recommended to register their participation by completing and submitting the Online Registration Form no later than Tuesday, 14 March 2017.