Implementing Child Rights Online: new cross-national evidence to guide policy

Hosted by the Department of Media and Communications

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Dr Alexandre Barbosa

Dr Alexandre Barbosa

Patrick Burton

Patrick Burton

Dr Daniel Kardefelt-Winther

Dr Daniel Kardefelt-Winther

Professor Sonia Livingstone

Professor Sonia Livingstone

Professor Manisha Pathak-Shelat & Marium Saeed

Professor Manisha Pathak-Shelat & Marium Saeed


Mariya Stoilova

Mariya Stoilova

Our panel will explore the global evidence on children’s internet-related risks and opportunities to inform policymakers internationally.

Meet our speakers and chair

Alexandre Barbosa is head of the Regional Centre for Studies on the Development of the Information Society (, and is in charge of several nationwide ICT surveys and research projects on the socio-economic implications of ICTs, including research on ICT in Education and online risks and opportunities for children (Kids Online survey). From 2012-2017 was the chair of the Expert Group on ICT Household indicators from the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Alexandre holds a PhD in Business Administration from Getulio Vargas Foundation (Brazil).

Patrick Burton is a research consultant and Director of the Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention (CJCP), South Africa. He has extensive experience at both a research and policy level on child and youth violence, school violence prevention and youth resilience. He has worked on different aspects of child online safety and children’s rights in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and North Africa region, and South East Asia. He recently completed a GKO study with Save the Children Zambia and is currently working with UNICEF offices in Tunisia, Cambodia, Albania and UNICEF Headquarters.

Daniel Kardefelt-Winther (@Winthernet) leads UNICEF’s research programme on Children and Digital Technologies, at the Office of Research. He works at the intersection of child rights and digital technology and has several years of experience in designing, implementing and managing cross-national comparative evidence generation projects involving children and adults. In his role at UNICEF, Daniel manages the Global Kids Online and Disrupting Harm projects, generating evidence with children in more than 30 low-middle income countries. 

Sonia Livingstone (@Livingstone_S) is a professor in the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She has published 20 books, including The Class: Living and Learning in the Digital Age.

Manisha Pathak-Shelat is a Professor of Communication, Digital Platforms and Strategies and the Chairperson of the Centre for Development Management and Communication (CDMC), at MICA in Ahmedabad (India). She has taught and worked as a media consultant/trainer and researcher in India, Thailand, and the USA. She has a PhD in Mass Communication from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA and in Education from the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India. Manisha’s research interests focus on young people’s media cultures, use of new media, civic engagement, transcultural citizenship, media literacy and gender. 

Marium Saeed is a consultant at UNICEF’s Office of Research Innocenti. She researches children’s use of digital technologies and works on Global Kids Online and Disrupting Harm projects. Marium’s research explores media use patterns across the Global South, primarily through survey research. Prior to joining Innocenti, Marium worked at Northwestern University (Qatar) surveying media use in the Middle East, media industries in the region, and adolescents’ health information-seeking behaviours.

Mariya Stoilova is a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her area of expertise is at the intersection of child rights and digital technology with a particular focus on the opportunities and risks of digital media use in the everyday lives of children and young people, data and privacy online, digital skills, and pathways to harm and well-being. More about this event

This event is hosted in conjunction with UNICEF Office of Research-Innocenti.

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