Given the urgent issues facing young people in the digital age, and the growing demand from the international community, the UN Committee for the Rights of the Child voted to develop the UNCRC General Comment 25 on Children's Rights in Relation to the Digital Environment, to support states’, businesses’ and NGOs’ interpretation of the Convention in a digital age.
To ensure that children’s perspectives and experiences are at the heart of General Comment 25, this project coordinated an international consultation with 709 children in 27 countries. Using Young and Resilient’s unique distributed data-gathering methodology, children participated in workshops run by local partner organisations which aimed to elicit children’s experiences, insights and ideas about the ways in which digital technology impacts their rights. This project has significantly strengthened the capacity of the drafting team to represent children’s interests in the General Comment.
Read the full Our Rights in the Digital World Report
Professor Amanda Third
Ms Lilly Moody
January 2019 - May 2020
These workshop manuals, and the activities contained within, were developed and designed by the Young and Resilient research team to assist local partner organisations facilitate the consultations. Local facilitators were briefed on the process and activities contained in the manual via a webinar before the workshops.
Read the full Workshop Manual Group 1 here
Read the full Workshop Manual Group 2 here
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