Safeguarding children’s digital lives

Safeguarding children’s digital lives

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Artificial Intelligence systems are being used in an increasingly large range of toys, games and educational tools targeting children, but there are few safeguards in place to protect them.

The UN children’s agency, UNICEF, has developed guidance to help policymakers protect children, following consultations with private companies, experts, and young people.

Jasmina Byrne, Policy Chief at the UNICEF Global Insights team, and Steven Vosloo, a UNICEF data, research and policy specialist, both worked on the guidance. They explained to Conor Lennon from UN News that they were motivated by the huge growth of AI in everyone’s lives.
 

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Conor Lennon/ UN News
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