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Digital technologies have reshaped children’s lives, resulting in new opportunities for and risks to their well-being and rights. This chapter investigates the impact of digital technologies on children’s rights through the lens of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Up until now, not all rights have received the same level of attention in the digital context. Legal and policy discourse in the area of children and digital media predominantly focuses on “protection” rights, albeit with a growing awareness of the tension between “protection” and “participation” rights. “Provision” rights are not often emphasized, other than in the important domain of education. However, all children’s rights should be supported, valued, and developed in both online and offline spheres of engagement. Governments, parents, educators, industry, civil society, and children’s rights commissioners or ombudspersons should all take up their responsibility to enhance children’s rights in relation to digital technologies while actively listening and taking account of children’s views when developing laws, policies, programs, and other measures in this field.

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Lievens, Eva, Sonia Livingstone, Sharon McLaughlin, Brian O’Neill, and Valerie Verdoodt. 2018. “Children’s Rights and Digital Technologies.” In International Human Rights of Children, ed. Ursula Kilkelly and Liefaard Ton, 1–27. Singapore : Springer .
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Lievens, Eva, Livingstone, S., McLaughlin, S., O’Neill, B., & Verdoodt, V. (2018). Children’s rights and digital technologies. In U. Kilkelly & L. Ton (Eds.), International human rights of children (pp. 1–27). Singapore : Springer .
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Lievens E, Livingstone S, McLaughlin S, O’Neill B, Verdoodt V. Children’s rights and digital technologies. In: Kilkelly U, Ton L, editors. International human rights of children. Singapore : Springer ; 2018. p. 1–27.
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Lievens, Eva, Sonia Livingstone, Sharon McLaughlin, et al. “Children’s Rights and Digital Technologies.” International Human Rights of Children. Ed. Ursula Kilkelly & Liefaard Ton. Singapore : Springer , 2018. 1–27. Print.
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  author       = {Lievens, Eva and Livingstone, Sonia and McLaughlin, Sharon and O{\textquoteright}Neill, Brian and Verdoodt, Valerie},
  booktitle    = {International human rights of children},
  editor       = {Kilkelly, Ursula and Ton, Liefaard },
  isbn         = {9789811031823},
  issn         = {2523-8841},
  language     = {eng},
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  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-3182-3\_16-1},
  year         = {2018},
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