Note: The following study will be the focus of a forum tonight (October 7, 2013) at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University.
Details here. We will also update this post with video of the forum as soon as it becomes available.
From the UNICEF Office of Research Blog:
Worldwide, children’s digital activities and opportunities are growing at an exponential rate. Yet many of the creative, informative, interactive and participatory features of the digital environment remain substantially underused, especially in lower-income countries and among the most marginalized children. Moreover, amid endless potential, the internet can also compound offline risks and negative experiences such as unwanted sexual solicitation, bullying and harassment, and exposure to pornography and other potentially harmful materials.
Direct to Full Text: A Global Agenda for Children’s Rights in the Digital Age: Recommendations for developing UNICEF’s research strategy (83 pages; PDF)
Includes bibliography and appendix with statistics about global and mobile Internet diffusion.