Research Project: Rights of the Child for the Digital Age

Update: Download the final report here.

Something pretty important is happening on the 12th of September this year.  The UN Committee for the Rights of the Child will meet in Geneva to discuss updating the Convention for the Rights of the Child for a digital age.  The world has certainly changed a lot since the 1980’s, the decade throughout which the convention was first drafted!

To assist the Committee in their deliberations, and to ensure that young people’s experiences can directly inform their discussion, we are currently working on a very exciting research project that aims to capture young people’s insights on their rights in the age of digital technology.  Project outcomes will include a short video capturing the diverse experiences of young people in locations on all continents, a ‘story-book’ and a report, all of which will be shown and/or distributed at the meeting in September.