Proposal

APrIGF 2024 Session Proposal Submission Form
Part 1 - Lead Organizer
Contact Person
Mr. LUKE RONG GUANG TEOH
Email
Organization / Affiliation (Please state "Individual" if appropriate) *
NetMission.Asia
Designation
Youth Ambassador
Gender
Male
Economy of Residence
Malaysia
Primary Stakeholder Group
Youth / Students
List Your Organizing Partners (if any)
Stella Anne Teoh Ming Hui, NetMission.Asia, stella.teoh@netmission.asia
Bea Guevara, NetMission.Asia, bea.guevarra@netmission.asia
Part 2 - Session Proposal
Session Title
Securing Trust: Ethical Governance in Championing Children's Digital Rights
Session Format
Panel Discussion (60 minutes)
Where do you plan to organize your session?
Onsite at the venue (with online moderator for questions and comments from remote participants)
Specific Issues for Discussion
Issues will be addressed via a bottom-up approach, ensuring inclusivity to leverage diverse perspectives.

Grassroots Empowerment for Equitable Access and Inclusivity:
Panellists will address barriers hindering equitable safe access for children of diverse genders, backgrounds, and abilities—a core digital right for children. The discussion focuses on empowering children to ensure accessibility and inclusivity in designing safe online spaces.

Digital Literacy: Strategies for Critical Thinking and Ethical Engagement:
Panelists will discuss strategies to promote critical thinking and ethical engagement among children in digital spaces. The conversation will delve into the importance of children protecting their rights while navigating emerging technologies safely and responsibly, addressing concerns related to transparency and privacy.

Online Safety: Balancing Children's Rights and Responsibilities:
The discussion will shift to achieving online safety for children amidst emerging technologies. Panellists will explore how robust safety measures, like age-appropriate content moderation and parental controls, can be developed and implemented, balancing rights and responsibilities.

Regulatory Frameworks for Ethical Governance:
The role of legal and regulatory frameworks in ensuring ethical governance of emerging technologies, particularly concerning children's digital rights, will be explored. The conversation focuses on adaptive regulatory approaches balancing innovation with ethical considerations to protect children’s rights and prepare them for the evolving digital sphere.

Advocating for children's rights in the evolving digital age paves the way for a safer, inclusive internet. It underscores the importance of the Internet Governance Ecosystem evolving and enduring principles for a safer Internet for all.
Describe the Relevance of Your Session to APrIGF
Through a multistakeholder dialogue between youth representatives, academia, civil society, and government, we aim to drive meaningful discourse, resulting in positive change that creates a safer and more inclusive internet ecosystem for all children in the Asia Pacific region. Concrete strategies ensuring the ethical governance of emerging technologies through prioritizing children's digital rights and safety online, will be the fruits of this panel discussion.

We highlight a crucial but frequently neglected facet of Internet governance, which is gaining prominence as Internet access expands, especially in the APAC region: Child online safety and digital rights; very few workshops at APriGF 2023 centred on this vital topic. Aligning with the overarching theme of Evolving Ecosystems and Enduring Principles; it's time to evolve and prioritize children's rights in the digital realm, enduring the principle of equal rights for children, ensuring their voices are heard.

We aim to illuminate the Asia Pacific perspective on children's digital rights, validating the region's unique challenges and opportunities. This region has specific cultural, social, and regulatory contexts that require tailored approaches. By incorporating local (Taiwan) and regional perspectives, we can better address the complexities of safeguarding children's digital rights in the region to shape ethical governance of emerging technologies, resulting in safer online spaces for children.

Equality and empowerment are integral to our discussion. We acknowledge that inequalities and biases can impact children's online experiences and access to digital resources. Our session will explore how inclusive approaches can promote equal opportunities for All children in the digital realm. We will also address the importance of empowering children to navigate digital spaces safely and responsibly, regardless of their backgrounds.
Methodology / Agenda (Please add rows by clicking "+" on the right)
Time frame (e.g. 5 minutes, 20 minutes, should add up to 60 minutes) Description
5 minutes Introducing speakers, topics, and workshop objectives
10 minutes Grassroots Empowerment for Equitable Access and Inclusivity
10 minutes Digital Literacy: Strategies for Critical Thinking and Ethical Engagement
10 minutes Online Safety: Balancing Rights and Responsibilities
10 minutes Regulatory Frameworks for Ethical Governance
15 minutes Open Floor Q&A + Wrap Up
Moderators & Speakers Info (Please complete where possible)
  • Moderator (Primary)

    • Name: LUKE TEOH RONG GUANG
    • Organization: NetMission.Asia
    • Designation: Youth Network Member
    • Gender: Male
    • Economy / Country of Residence: Malaysia
    • Stakeholder Group: Youth / Students
    • Expected Presence: In-person
    • Status of Confirmation: Confirmed
    • Link of Bio (URL only): https://www.linkedin.com/in/luketeoh-rg/
  • Moderator (Facilitator)

    • Name: STELLA ANNE TEOH MING HUI
    • Organization: NetMission.Asia
    • Designation: Youth Network Member
    • Gender: Female
    • Economy / Country of Residence: Malaysia
    • Stakeholder Group: Youth / Students
    • Expected Presence: In-person
    • Status of Confirmation: Confirmed
    • Link of Bio (URL only): https://www.linkedin.com/in/stella-anne-teoh-mh/
  • Speaker 1

    • Name: Omor Faruque
    • Organization: Project OMNA
    • Designation: Founder, President
    • Gender: Male
    • Economy / Country of Residence: Bangladesh
    • Stakeholder Group: Civil Society
    • Expected Presence: In-person
    • Status of Confirmation: Confirmed
    • Link of Bio (URL only): https://www.intgovforum.org/en/resource/user/56865
  • Speaker 2

    • Name: Cheng Peng
    • Organization: Taiwan Network Information Center
    • Designation: Representative
    • Gender: Male
    • Economy / Country of Residence: Taiwan
    • Stakeholder Group: Academia
    • Expected Presence: In-person
    • Status of Confirmation: Confirmed
    • Link of Bio (URL only): https://www.linkedin.com/in/chengpeng-tw/
  • Speaker 3

    • Name: Sara Aurorae
    • Organization: eSafety Commissioner
    • Designation: Representative
    • Gender: Female
    • Economy / Country of Residence: Australia
    • Stakeholder Group: Government
    • Expected Presence: Online
    • Status of Confirmation: Confirmed
    • Link of Bio (URL only): https://au.linkedin.com/in/sara-aurorae-856633286
  • Speaker 4

    • Name: Agita Pasaribu
    • Organization: Bullyid App
    • Designation: Founder, Executive Director
    • Gender: Female
    • Economy / Country of Residence: Indonesia
    • Stakeholder Group: Civil Society
    • Expected Presence: Online
    • Status of Confirmation: Confirmed
    • Link of Bio (URL only): https://www.linkedin.com/in/agitapasaribu/
Please explain the rationale for choosing each of the above contributors to the session.
Omor Faruque, a passionate 17-year-old youth advocate from Bangladesh, is committed to children's digital rights. As the driving force behind Project OMNA, his mobile app aims to enhance mental well-being and raise awareness of children's rights. With his grassroots experience and youth perspective, Omor brings valuable insights and inspiring leadership to empower other young voices. His dedication makes him an ideal choice for this critical panel discussion on child online safety, serving as a role model, and demonstrating the importance of youth voices in shaping the future.

Cheng Peng is currently working at the Taiwan Network Information Center, a former representative of TWSIG (Taiwan School on Internet Governance), and has collaborated closely with Taiwan IGF recently as well as being actively engaged in youth efforts in Internet Governance. He also possesses an academic background in Law and Journalism, which can help share issues and viewpoints from the perspective of the local host nation. Additionally, Cheng Peng's extensive engagement showcases how youth can transition from advocates to professionals.

Sara Aurorae is a project lead across State and Federal Departments working on a range of policy implementation projects. Currently working at eSafety Commissioner, the world's first dedicated government organisation established to keep citizens safe online. Sara works to educate Australians about online safety risks and help to remove harmful content such as cyberbullying of children. Sara’s rich professional experience will be vital to our discussion while also broadening the scope of perspectives regarding the importance of online safety and children’s digital rights from the Asia Pacific region.

Agita Pasaribu, Founder and Executive Director of Bullyid Indonesia, pioneers efforts to combat online gender-based violence and support victims. Her innovative Bullyid App provides crucial psychological and legal aid, benefiting over 100k+ Indonesians. Agita's impactful work has garnered national and global acclaim, with features in 100+ news outlets. Before starting Bullyid Indonesia, Agita was the Youth IGF Ambassador for Indonesia. Additionally, Agita is a member of the UNESCO Youth AI Ethics Steering Committee, further demonstrating her commitment to youth empowerment in digital governance and cyber harassment prevention.

The speakers were selected to foster a multistakeholder dialogue, reflecting diversity in gender, age, stakeholder group, and geographic background. Omor and Cheng Peng offer youth & academic perspectives, while Sara and Agita bring professional expertise. Gender perspectives, equality, inclusion, and empowerment are central themes, with speakers addressing unique contexts. The APAC perspective is highlighted, with speakers from Australia, Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Taiwan providing regional insights. By comparing local, regional, and global perspectives, the session aims to identify commonalities and opportunities for collaboration.
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Are you or other session contributors planning to apply for the APrIGF Fellowship Program 2024?
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