iRight Youth Juries: promoting digital rights

There are growing concerns about consequences of social media, cyberbullying, data privacy and online behaviour on users, especially children and young people. We will explore these issues and promote digital literacy using an innovative format that brings people together and facilitates reflection on digital rights. During the event, you will watch a short movie and be invited to become part of a ‘jury’ to discuss:

  • What are digital rights?
  • What should digital rights be?
  • Ways in which digital rights (or their absence) can affect us
  • Ways of further thinking about and acting upon digital rights

Once you have engaged with the issues of digital rights, and experience the ‘jury’ based method, we will present the research outcomes from the iRights Youth Juries project which used this method with children and young people. There will then be ample opportunity to discuss the findings with our research team.

Free, all welcome. Prior registration for this event is required since the interactive nature of the event limits the number of participants to a maximum of 80. Please register online via Eventbrite.

Doors open to the public from 2.15pm, iRights Jury starts at 2.30pm, runs till 5.30pm, with a 20 minute break in the middle.

Organised by Horizon Digital Economy Research. Part of the Festival of Social Sciences running 7–14 November.

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