The transnational and ostensibly age-blind digital spaces, facilitating new socio-cultural interconnections, recasting of identities, and commiserations of creative output, posits a distinctive set of opportunities, benefits and risks for present-day "digital natives". This paper seeks to transcend mainstream protectionist rhetoric framing conceptualizations of children 's rights in digital spaces, and to proffer more empowering, holistic and inclusive approaches towards effectuating their virtual citizenship. By undertaking interdisciplinary analyses, this paper seeks to delineate a sound normative and epistemological framework that conceptualizes digital spaces as actuating children 's rights. Further, this paper seeks to examine the key issues and challenges in realizing, broadly, the 3 P ' of "Participation", "Provision", "Protection" and allied rights, as well as guiding principles enshrined in the UNCRC, particularly with reference to digital spaces; and by employing these insights, it proposes to proffer pragmatic legal and policy recommendations that effectuate children's rights in such spaces, especially in the Indian context.
"Conceptualising Children's Rights in Digital Spaces: Emerging Issues and Challenges,"
Socio-Legal Review: Vol. 15:
2, Article 3.
Available at: https://repository.nls.ac.in/slr/vol15/iss2/3