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Seminar: “Platforms, Datafication, and Digital Rights in Education”

April 10, 2024 - DestacadoEventos
Exploring the impact of technology companies in schools and safeguarding children's rights in a digitized world.

April 10, 2024, Santiago, San Agustín auditorium at the Faculty of Engineering, UC.

How have technology companies and platforms entered schools?

Dr. Pablo Rivera, an academic from the Universitat de Barcelona, and Cristóbal Villalobos, deputy director of the Center for Studies on Education Policies and Practices (CEPPE UC), presented their research on the use and types of technologies that have entered educational spaces.

Rivera explains that the pace of innovations will always be faster than the speed at which schools can assimilate them and establish norms for their proper integration and accommodation of the best interests of children. He suggests that currently, the business model of these large companies may be violating all children’s rights.

To delve deeper into the topic, the complete book “Digital Platforms and Technological Corporations in Schools: A Look from the Rights of Childhood” can be downloaded.

On the other hand, Dr. Cristóbal Villalobos, who has studied school inequalities and educational segregation in Chile, as well as evaluated various policies in this regard, collaborating with the Ministry of Education, the Quality Agency, UNICEF, UNESCO, among others, presented on the ecosystem of organizations in Chile, both private and public companies, and non-profit private organizations.

An interesting resource on this topic is the Convention on the Rights of the Child, General Comment No. 25, issued in 2021, regarding children’s rights in the digital environment.

This seminar and the studies presented offer an enlightening vision for the search to ensure a safe and respectful educational environment for children’s rights in the digital age.

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