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Australia's digital policy : adopting a children's rights approach

O'Brien, Wendy 2014, Australia's digital policy : adopting a children's rights approach, International journal of children's rights, vol. 22, no. 4, pp. 748-775.

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Title Australia's digital policy : adopting a children's rights approach
Author(s) O'Brien, Wendy
Journal name International journal of children's rights
Volume number 22
Issue number 4
Start page 748
End page 775
Total pages 28
Publisher Brill Publishers
Place of publication Leiden, The Netherlands
Publication date 2014
ISSN 1571-8182
0927-5568
Keyword(s) internet
children's rights
surveillance
statutory control
cyber-safety
neoliberalism
the right to privacy
Summary   Children’s engagement with online technologies may seem second nature, yet the impact that the internet has on their lives is shaped by a powerful public policy agenda that largely overlooks children’s interests. Australia’s digital policy framework is dominated by discourses of safety and risk on the one hand and, on the other, neoliberal arguments about the possibilities for economic growth offered by e-commerce. In the midst of such powerful discourses it is difficult for children’s voices to be heard. This paper offers a close textual analysis of the Australian public policy context for regulating cyberspace. Finding a discursive duopoly that overlooks children’s interests, the author identifies two key features of a rights-based approach to challenge the dominant narratives currently serving the interests of the private sector and the State. 
Language eng
Field of Research 180114 Human Rights Law
Socio Economic Objective 940499 Justice and the Law not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30061413

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