Dr. Milovidov Speaks on "Internet, Social Media and Children" at the American Library in Paris
|Monday, 21 January 2013|
On January 22, Professor Milovidov will speak at the American Library in Paris on the subject of "Internet, Social Media and Children."
According to the American Library in Paris website, more than 90% of U.S. teenagers ages 12-17 go online, and 73% of them have profiles on social networking sites; of children ages 5 and below who use the internet, 80% use it once a week. Along with Internet safety expert Samantha Wolfe, Dr. Milovidov will give a presentation on children's rights law and the numerous issues that children using social media and the Internet face - cyberbullying, cybergrooming, predators, sexting, etc. Dr. Milovidov will provide recommendations and resources for parents, educators and businesses to ensure a safer Internet use. The presentation will be followed by an informal Q&A and discussion.
Dr. Milovidov is a law professor and children's rights advocate. She practiced as an international lawyer, liitigator and General Counsel in California for four years before moving to France, where she earned a Ph.D. in International Relations and Diplomacy from the American Graduate School in Paris. She is now a faculty member at AGS and at AGS's partner institution Université de Cergy-Pontoise.
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