How the digital divide hinders children’s right to education: Online learning in Brazil

The digital divide in Brazil is both well-known and well documented. Although trends show growth in the general use of the internet, almost 5 million Brazilian children live in homes without internet access. In terms of quality, the situation is aggravated by the fact that there is a predominance in the use of mobile phones for internet access, especially by poor children.

TikTok, Tweens and Influencers: Exploring Children’s Digital Playgrounds

Rarely does a day pass without TikTok mentioned in the media: whether it is a report of the latest viral video, a social media influencer’s shocking behaviour, or the platform itself allegedly failing to protect children’s safety and data, all of which leave many adults worried and puzzled at the appeal of the platform. For children, however, when it comes to TikTok, it is a different story altogether.

Why and how are young news users ‘coronablocking’? – Here’s three things you should know

The number of media users who avoid the news had been growing steadily over the past year. However, news avoidance became an increasingly important topic during the pandemic, as more and more people had started ‘coronablocking’. Here’s what children and young people say about blocking news related to COVID-19 and what we can learn from it.