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SOWC 2017

UNICEF's flagship report The State of the World’s Children 2017: Children in a digital world examines the different ways digital technology is affecting children’s lives and life chances, identifying dangers as well as opportunities.

To add a youth perspective, we asked eight Voices of Youth bloggers from around the world to write an in-depth piece on how digital technology is affecting their lives. You can find their contributions below.

To read the full SOWC report, please visit:

Image credit: © UNICEF/UNI190722/d’Aki

Digital safety

This article was written by Yousef Al Herek, 17, Hama, Syrian Arab RepublicNowadays, young people sp...

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Endless possibilities

This article was written by Jack Liddall, 16, Edinburgh, United KingdomIt can be quite difficult to...

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The digital economy: Advancing the opportunities for youth in Jamaica

This article was written by Devonnie Garvey, 19, Ocho Rios, JamaicaThe digital economy is an economy...

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Overexposed and overexaggerated: The unfiltered truth about social med...

This article was written by Ashley Tan, 17, SingaporeAllow me to let you in on an inner secret my cl...

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Holistic education in the digital era

This article was written by Dennar Gary Alvarez Mejia, 19, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Plurinational St...

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In 20 clicks

This article was written by Jenn Little, 16, Bel Air, United States Three clicks and eight keystroke...

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Online, my wheelchair is invisible

This article was written by Ivan Bakaidov, 18, Saint-Petersburg, Russian FederationNowadays digital...

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The digital divide in Benin

This article was written by Emmanuella Ayivi, 15, Cotonou, Benin Thanks to the internet and digital...

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