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[ecrea] cfp - International Conference on Child Rights in Digital Age

Wed Mar 28 14:39:38 GMT 2018

*/International Conference on Child Rights in Digital Age/*

*August 24, 2018*

/Organized by /

*Amity School of Communication*

*Amity University Madhya Pradesh*


*E-mail: iccrda2018***


*About the Conference: *

Since 1989 the human rights of children and young people under the age of 18 have been codified in the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child which has been ratified by 191 national governments. The Convention encompasses a broader range of rights than any other human rights treaty, from humanitarian to economic and socio-cultural to civil and political rights. Articles of the Convention also delineate the responsibilities of parents and care takers, the community, the media, and other agencies and organizations in promoting and protecting children’s rights. It can be seen that media professionals are recognized as having a vital role to play in social mobilization around the rights of children.

They may be involved primarily as reporters of the misdeeds and omissions of others, but they are catalysts nonetheless. As watchdogs in the public interest and promoters of democratic exchange they have a distinct role in the process of improving the image, rights and prospects of children.

In the early days of the internet, public policy debates around children were mostly concerned with identifying risks and putting regulations in place to protect children from inappropriate content and online grooming. It is now widely accepted that digital media potentially present tremendous benefits for children and the community. While this does not deter from the fact that protection rights are vital to address potential harms that may be exacerbated by new technologies, a shift of focus towards the beneficial impact of digital media may well contribute to improving the management of the associated risks.Even so, attempts to listen to children have not always translated into their genuine participation in the policy and decision-making processes that affect them.

There is growing momentum behind calls for the recognition of the potential of online and networked media for promoting children’s rights. At the same time, researchers, child rights’ advocates and internet governance experts are concerned that children’s rights are being newly infringed rather than enhanced in the digital age. This raises questions for research, policy and practice:

 1. How is the digital impacting on children’s rights today?
 2. What are the challenges to children’s rights presented by the digital?
 3. How might we seize the opportunities that can accompany children’s
    online participation to promote children’s rights in the
    contemporary world?
The question of children’s rights in the digital age merits sustained scholarly attention. Within popular discourse, children and young people are frequently configured as riding at the forefront of the ‘digital revolution’. But as high-level debates about global internet provision and governance extend their geographic, political and economic scope, the position and experiences of children and young people is often neglected Children’s participation demands constant vigilance about the extent to which children’s voices are being actively listened to and activated in policy making and related areas. One-off consultations are not sufficient to understand children’s perspectives; they must be actively integrated into the ongoing conversations that constitute decision-making processes. Children must be heard and reheard. They must be asked what needs to change, and then how effective those changes have been. They must be part of an ongoing, iterative and collaborative dialogue.

This it is an opportune moment to renew the commitment to listening to children and embedding their insights and experiences at the heart of discussions about children’s rights. Children’s participation in the decision-making processes that affect them is vital. When children are provided with opportunities to participate in policy and decision-making processes, they develop skills, and their contributions grow more meaningful as trust in their competencies grows over time. In turn, these contributions lead to better decisions with more likelihood of impact, because they incorporate the specific knowledge and perspectives that children have on matters pertaining to their lives.

It is important to recognize the fundamental nature of the challenges – this is not just a matter of ‘digital rights’ but of all children’s rights as they may be being transformed in a ‘digital age’. Nor is it just a matter of the exceptional circumstances that apply to children, for addressing the rights of children and young people also has implications for adult rights in a digital age. How does a consideration of children compel a wider re-examination of the concepts both of the digital and of human rights?

This conference seeks to unpack the ways digital media intersect both positively and negatively with children’s rights today and to reflect on how children’s rights might provide a meaningful counterpoint from which to consider the role of ‘the digital’ in advancing human rights more broadly. To catalyze the debates, we now call for papers *analyzing key dilemmas or tensions shaping children’s rights in the digital age*.

The paper might address

  * Participatory research on children’s rights in the digital age
  * Legal and policy responses to crimes against children online
  * Youth participation rights and the opportunities of online engagement
  * Children’s privacy rights and the role of peers and peer culture
  * Digital Media Literacy and Child empowerment

*/Submission of Research Paper/*

The abstract of the paper should reach the Seminar Organizers on or before June 30, 2018. Organizers will inform the researcher for the acceptance after reviewing the abstract on or before July 10, 2018. The full length research paper should reach the Seminar Organizers on or before July 31, 2018*. *The contributors are requested to submit their manuscript based on the theme/subthemes, typed in English or Hindi (use MS-Word, Times New Roman 12 Font for English, Kruti Dev 10, for Hindi followed by 12 points, 2.6 cm margin on single side of A4 size paper). The researcher will be able to present their papers verbally (Power point Presentation is a must), poster form and skype or online presentation will also be made available based on the number of presenters.

*Important Dates:*

*Conference Date: *August 24, 2018

*Abstract Due date:* June 30, 2018

*Acceptance Information:* July 10, 2018

*Full Paper Submission: *July 31, 2018**

*Note:* The papers will be published in the proceeding in the form of book with ISBN and in Journal of Content, Community & Communication” a referred, peer-reviewed and UGC listed no. 48485 {ISSN: 2395-7514 (Print) & 2456-9011 (Online)} recently accepted for Scopus indexing and ICI indexing. For writing the papers the authors must follow the guidelines of JCCC for this visit ** <>*.*

*All the papers should be communicated to iccrda2018***

*/Registration Details/*

*Delegate Registration Fees: *




*Early Bird*

*(up to 25 July 2018)*


*Normal Fee *

*(10 August 2018**)*


*On spot Fee*

*(24 August 2018)*












*Student/Research Scholar *













*Academia *













*Industry *













The registration fee includes conference kit, admission to all sessions, meals and refreshment during the day of conference.

*/Registration Payment:/*

The registration fee can be paid through bank draft only.

*(A). Payment through Bank draft*

The Bank draft should be drawn in favour of ‘Amity University Madhya Pradesh’ payable at Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India.

*(B). Bank Transfer*

Axis Bank Limited,

Kanwal Complex, Shrimant Madhav Rao Scindia Marg,

City Centre, Gwalior, M.P., 474002, India

Code: UTIB0000158

Account Name: Amity University, Madhya Pradesh, Gwalior, India

Account No.: 911010033371991

*Travelling and Accommodation: *

The participants are requested to inform about their travel plan and accommodation needs to the conveners well in advance. The general accommodation will be arranged at nominal cost to the delegates in the University guest house, hostel and hotels at Gwalior on request and payment Basis.

*About the Venue City and Travel Information: *

Gwalior’s tradition as a royal capital continued until the formation of present day India, with the Scindias having their dynastic seat here. The magnificent mementoes of a glorious past have been preserved with care, giving Gwalior an appeal which is unique and timeless. Gwalior’s history is traced back to a legend. In 8 A.D, a chieftain called Suraj Sen was stricken by a deadly disease. He was cured by a hermit saint, Gwalipa, and in gratitude founded a city which he named after the saint who had given him the gift of new life. The new city of Gwalior became, over the centuries, the cradle of great dynasties and with each, the city gained new dimensions from warrior kings, poets, musicians and saints, contributing to making it a capital renowned throughout the country. Since then, Gwalior is considered to be a city where a rich cultural tradition has been interwoven into the fabric of modern life. Also, where a princely past lives on in great palaces and their museums; and where a multitude of images merge and mix to present to the visitor, a city of enduring greatness.

*How to Reach:*

Buses: Gwalior is connected by regular bus service with Agra, Mathura, Jaipur, Delhi, Chandigarh, Lucknow, Bhopal, Chanderi, Indore, Jhansi, Khajuraho, Rewa, Jabalpur, Ujjain and Shivpuri. **

Trains: Gwalior is on the Central Railway’s main Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Chennai lines. Among other major trains, the Shatabdi and the Taj Express connect Gwalior with Delhi and Agra daily.

After reaching Gwalior you can easily reach to Amity University Madhya Pradesh, Gwalior.

*Amity University Madhya Pradesh ***

Amity University Madhya Pradesh is established by the Ritnand Balved Education Foundation (RBEF), New Delhi which is a society registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 and was established with the view to promote professional, industry-oriented education in the state of Madhya Pradesh. Amity University Madhya Pradesh located on 100 acres of land opposite Gwalior Airport will impart modern, practical and research-based courses which will lead to the development of manpower which is employable and ready for industry.  This in turn will drive the socio-economic and cultural upliftment of the region. The university has been adjudged the best private university of Madhya Pradesh in May 2014 by CMAI. Amity University Madhya Pradesh located on 100 acres of land opposite Gwalior Airport, will impart modern, practical and research-based courses which will lead to the development of manpower which is employable and ready for industry. This in turn will drive the socio-economic-cultural upliftment of the region.

*Amity School of Communication, AU MP *

Amity School of Communication (ASCO) is a premier institute of media education in the Madhya Pradesh region. Amity School of Communication was established alongside Amity University Madhya Pradesh, Gwalior in 2010. The focus of ASCO is to promote high-quality media education in the region of Madhya Pradesh and produce high-quality journalists. Amity School of Communication is equipped with up to date studio, high-tech video and photography cameras, and editing facilities. We also run one-of-its-kind online radio Ami-radio giving practical exposure to our students. You can connect with us by logging on to also bring out a monthly newsletter called the Amitian, which is not only a strong mouthpiece of the University but practical print media learning for students. We are also having an online radio which can be accessed by logging on to Our peer-reviewed, UGC-listed bi-annual Research Journal named Journal of Content, Community and Communication with print and E-ISSN recently selected for the indexing in Scopus. With our nine highly qualified faculty members, our current student strength is 160.

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