Francesca Selmoni


Jumeirah English Speaking School

My name is Francesca Selmoni, and I'm an 18-year-old girl from the Italian side of Switzerland, however, I was born in San Francisco. I moved to Dubai in 2018, and I'm a student at Jumeirah English Speaking School ever since. I'm currently studying to obtain my International Baccalaureate. My father is Swiss, while my mother is from Iran. While I cannot speak Farsi, I can express myself in English, Italian and German; currently, I'm learning Spanish, and in university I wish to learn Japanese. When I'm not studying, I love drawing on my laptop and enjoy taking photos of landscapes and food that are pink. My favorite genre in books and movies is sci-fi and dystopia, since they explore the possible ways our world may evolve in the near or far future.



25 February 2020 | 12:30 - 12:40 | Online, But at What Cost?

Technology is becoming a core part of our lives: we’re surrounded by it every day; however we often don’t truly know much about it. Between street cameras and social media, the boundaries between personal information and public knowledge are becoming increasingly blurred. So what's going on? In my talk, I discuss the issues of privacy and authenticity of information online and give the perspective of a teenager born into a world that is rapidly advancing from a technological point of view.