DAY 3 – DECEMBER 13
Child Safety and Children’s Rights
Protecting children and their rights in the Metaverse
With the Holiday season around the corner in December, kids will buy new gadgets, wearables, VR headsets, and smart toys. Due to the speed of its development and the novelty of its content, the Metaverse will likely give rise to new, unforeseen risks and psychological harms. We are bringing together youth policy advocates, legislators, technology professionals, civic organizations, parents, educators, and guardians, to discuss the challenges of immersive technologies. The Metaverse brings benefits to kids and families in the form of innovative education, therapy, and play. Several companies, lawmakers, and parents will discuss how to harness these positive applications while creating mechanisms such as new laws and frameworks to limit the negative consequences for young users.