Empowering children to voice their opinions and participate in community decision-making

Impact of mobile technology

Every child has the right to express their views, thoughts and opinions and has freedom of association. Mobile connectivity gives children access to information and online communities so they can meet like-minded people, learn new things, share their opinions, participate in forums and talk to decision makers. Technology helps to give children a voice on the matters that affect them, their peers and the wider community.

The mobile industry can support children by helping to address barriers to technology adoption, promoting digital skills and empowering young people to actively participate online.

Article 12, CRC: Respect for the views of the child
Article 13, CRC: Freedom of expression
Article 15, CRC: Freedom of association