Digital Rights Seminar  29/04/2019
Digital Rights Seminar

Digital Rights Seminar - a collaboration between the Youth Workers of  Aġenzija Żgħażagħ (South Regional Service) and the Office of the Commissioner for Children. The Office of the Commissioner for Children forms part of the European Network of Ombudspersons for Children and every year the Office participates in a youth participation project called ENYA (European Network of Young Advisors). This initative aims to bring the opinions and experiences of youth to Commissioners from all over Europe.

The following guests took part in this seminar; Ms Deborah Vassallo, on behalf of Be Smart Online, who dealt with the risks of social media, and Ms Sarah Spiteri, whose the Youth Information Officer within Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, who delivered a short workshop on Fake news.

 

This year’s theme was that of children’s rights in the digital environment and brought together a group of 20 youth. The project consisted of a 2 day interactive seminar. During these 2 day seminar, various activities  organised and implemented by the youth workers, were held in order for the youth to get to know eachother and to engage in discussions about their rights in the digital environment with the aim of drawing up a set of recommendations.

These recommendations will be presented by two of the youth at an ENYA seminar which will take place in Brussels at the end of June. These recommendations together with the recommendations of other young people from several different countries will then be used to formulate a statement that will be presented at the General Assembly of the European Network of Ombudspersons for Children.