About the webinar
An estimated 34 million children and youth are forcibly displaced and many more are on the move in search of economic and educational opportunities. Digital connectivity, digital data and emerging technologies are changing how displaced people inform themselves and access information and communicate, as well as how agencies conduct and manage their programming and measure impact.
However, increased connectivity among these populations has the potential to increase risk. The rapid introduction of technological innovations poses new ethical dilemmas and threats to the safety and wellbeing of displaced children as national legislations struggle to keep pace.
Save the Children’s Migration and Displacement Initiative has published the ‘Digital Safeguarding For Migrating And Displaced Children’ report to support improvements in Save the Children’s child safeguarding in situations where digital technologies ‘interface’ with migration and displacement contexts.
In this webinar, Linda Raftree (Lead Researcher) and Ilana Tyler-Rubinstein (Research Advisor in the MDI) will present the challenges for practitioners and policymakers identified from the report and next steps for the sector.
About the speaker
Linda Raftree is an independent consultant focused on digital safeguarding and ethical uses of technology with vulnerable populations. She has worked with UNICEF, Girl Effect, Girls Who Code, Save the Children, and other organizations to conduct research on children’s use of digital platforms, develop digital safeguarding policies and practices, protect children’s data, and support safe design of digital products and services. Prior to becoming an independent consultant, Linda worked in various roles at Plan International, including child rights, child participation, child protection, youth engagement, digital development, and transparency & governance. She is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) and Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM).
Ilana Tyler-Rubinstein, is a social researcher and evaluator with over ten years’ experience working with some of the highest profile private sector, government and not-for-profit clients designing and implementing large scale international and domestic research and evaluation studies. Ilana is the Research Lead within Save the Children’s Migration and Displacement Initiative responsible for leading, developing and managing high quality, innovative global research studies and providing technical expertise to country offices.
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