In what is a fascinating line up of some very interesting peers, (did you know for example, that Baroness Shields was a former vice-president of Facebook?), The Lords will today discuss how the United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of the Child impacts on children’s and young people’s online and digital interactions.
Parliament’s website tells us that the debate was requested by Baroness Kidron. Speaking ahead of the debate, Baroness Kidron said: ‘The question of today’s debate is whether we are fulfilling the rights of children and young people where they interact with digital technologies – those rights enshrined in the UNCRC to which we are signatories’.
Other speakers expected to take part include:
- Baroness Benjamin (Liberal Democrat), vice president of Barnardo’s
- Baroness Lane-Fox of Soho (Crossbench), chair and trustee of Go ON UK
- Lord Knight of Weymouth (Labour), former minister at the Department for Children, Schools and Families, and chairman of the Tinder Foundation Ltd
- Baroness Shields (Conservative), former vice-president of Facebook
Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth (Conservative), government spokesperson, Department for Culture, Media and Sport, will respond on behalf of the government.
You can watch all the action on Parliament TV, with the debate scheduled to start at 2pm.