Special edition - The Rights of the Child, a discussion with United Nations and 5Rights charity
The United Nations (UN), make international laws (among other incredible things that they do, like peace keeping in war zones!). They have a conventions (rules) about how to protect children, which every country in the world has signed up to (apart from one). But it doesn't include anything about protecting children and young people online as it was written 30 years ago, before the internet really existed. So, we were invited to a meeting with international experts in law and technology and children's rights to discuss why this is so important. We talked to UN Members from across the world, as well as people from Google, Roblox and international lawyers to name just a few of the incredible people who came together to work out how to make these changes. Not only did we learn about how the digital world grew into what it is today and but also about how we can use technology for good and protect people from the negative and intrusive effects it has on lives. At the end of the event interviewed Baroness Beeban Kidron from the charity 5Rights, who invited us to take part in the event. We talked to her about why protecting young people is so important to her and 5Rights and what it’s aim are. We can’t believe we got to be in the same room as these big conversations, to ask tough questions and to contribute to the ideas. Have a listen and tell us what you think. Thank you to 5Rights, to the United Nations and to Blooware Technology.