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We have a quick question for you

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In our busy lives, we don’t always have time to sit down and think about complex dilemmas, let alone write down long answers, even if the topic is fascinating!

We get that, that’s cool.
For proof, we’re just going to ask you one quick question:
is it important to learn how to code?

Our latest Mission is a quick poll. Answer NOW so you can move on to whatever it is you need to do next!

 

How cool is school when it comes to technology?

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Time to tell the truth… How cool is school when it comes to technology?
The latest RErights Operation is about EDUCATION and it is the most exciting one to date!

What do you learn with technology?
What do you want to know about technology?
What’s it like at school today? And, best of all, what will school look like tomorrow?

Mission 1: Learning – looks at informal education and the things you learn outside school.
Mission 2: ClassTech – is a survey about the technology available at school and what aspects of technology you are taught.
Mission 3: Goal – looks at the goals of education as defined in the Convention, and how technology helps better achieve those goals (or sometimes gets in the way?).
Mission 4: Tomorrow – asks you to describe the school of the future and the role technology might play.

What do YOU think about school, technology and your education? Go on, don’t be shy!
Complete Operation Education now.

 

That is totally not cool…

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** We’ve had some exciting news from the International Telecommunication Union! **

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is the United Nations specialised agency for information and communication technologies. They are important decision makers and today they want to hear from YOU. The ITU has asked RErights to report on young people’s thoughts about online behaviours that are not very nice and what to do about them.

Unkind behaviours online have always been a concern and now with the increased use of digital technology these behaviours have become a worldwide issue. They are not simply about receiving harassing messages but can take many forms like trolling or cyberstalking and can happen across many different platforms.

In Operation 8: Uncool we explore the issue of unkind behaviours online through four missions.
Mission 1: Unkind – asks you to consider scenarios with not so good stuff happening, what your interpretation is and how you would respond to those situations.
Mission 2: Mean-ing – asks how you would define cyberbullying.
Mission 3: Support – asks you to research what support options are available in your country.
Mission 4: Response – asks you to indicate what role different people could play in reducing cyberbullying or supporting the victims.

Your answers to Operation 8 are the best guide to better understanding unkind behaviours online that young people have ever written. This is a #VeryImportantOperation and we count on you Agents to lead the conversation.

Over to you!

Headlines

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We consume news everyday, sometimes without even realising that we’re doing it. With more and more news sites online, we now have the world’s news at our fingertips. Our friends and family can share a news update on Facebook and Twitter and suddenly news that you wouldn’t generally see is filtered throughout our social networks.

In Operation 7: News we explore how you consume news through four missions.

Mission 1: Sources – asks where and how you consume news, in a survey.
Mission 2: Sketching – asks you to get creative and show us how you feel about your right to information.
Mission 3: Compare – asks you to complete a survey on the comparison between online news and other forms of news.
Mission 4: Reflection – asks you about the way people are portrayed on the internet and how it affects you.

What do you classify as news and how do you consume it?

Shhh!!! It’s a Secret

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How important is your privacy?Privacy_pic

The number of young people on the internet is increasing every day. When you go online, you will likely share pictures and details about yourself. So what do you think about privacy?

 

 

Private or public?

What do you think should be private? You wouldn’t put your bank details online, but what about your address? For example, Facebook’s location feature can pinpoint your exact address if you ‘check in’ when you’re at home. Do you check what apps have location services activated when you use them? How do you make decisions on what you keep private and what you make public?

On the other hand you should be able to choose what you want to share without fear of judgement. A lot of times we hear about adults’ ideas of what privacy should be but you might think differently. You may decide that you have nothing to hide and that you are more than happy to share specific details about your life.

Privacy is an important factor in every aspect of life, but the idea of what we keep private is different depending on who you are. Sometimes what we keep private in real life is not what we keep private online.

In Operation 6: Privacy we explore the meaning of privacy in the digital world through 3 missions.

Mission 1: Article 16 – asks you to complete a survey about the meaning of privacy and how that relates to what is written in the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Mission 2: Manage – asks how you manage your privacy online.

Mission 3: Perspectives – looks at how the meaning of privacy might be different across generations. So, is it all public until you make it private, or is it all private until you make it public? Interview a trusted adult about what privacy means to them and compare with your own answers.

When you go online, what do you keep private and what do you share?

Risky Business

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In most situations you have to take the good with the bad. Digital technology can provide amazing experiences but is there a cost?

Operation 5: Paradox includes three missions about the positives and negatives of digital technology in relation to your rights, with a special challenge in the last mission.

Mission 1: Opposites – asks you to describe the positive or negative impacts of digital technology on your rights.
Mission 2: Offline – asks about disconnecting from digital technology.
Mission 3: Disconnect – challenges you to switch off from digital technology and to journal your experience.

Are you ready to take on the challenge?

1989

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What’s so important about 1989?
Not only was Taylor Swift born but the Convention on the Rights of the Child was approved.

Operation 4 looks at what was written then, how things have changed in the last 26 years and what it means for young people’s rights. This Operation includes three missions which explore the Convention in more detail and include some fun research.

Mission 1: Impact – asks which rights you believe are impacted by digital media.
Mission 2: 26 years – is about facts and fashion relevant to the year 1989.
Mission 3: Evolve – asks what you think the Convention should look like today.

Do you think they got everything right in 1989?

Special Op!

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Our first Special Operation is now live.

Special Ops are a bit different in that they only have one Mission, and this one challenges your competitive side!
The Convention on the Rights of the Child has important information but it’s not very exciting to look at. In this Special Op we ask you to get creative and design a poster on your rights.

What happens to the winning design?

The winning poster will feature on the RErights website and the Voices of Youth website. We will also print your poster and send it to you and to some very important decision-makers and experts on children’s rights like the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.

So get your creativity flowing and share your design with the world!

Plugged in!

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Operation 3 is waiting for your answers!

It is important for us to understand how and why you use technology in your everyday life to get a better picture of the differences and similarities within our team of Agents around the world. Operation 3: Online – includes four missions about the ways you use digital technology.

Mission 1: Tech – asks what devices you have access to.
Mission 2: DigiUse – asks you to get creative in telling us how you use technology.
Mission 3: Speed – asks you to test your internet speed using an online test.
Mission 4: Obstacle Course – asks what obstacles you have to overcome to connect online.

Everyone uses technology differently and for different reasons.
How do you go online?

What’s in an Operation?

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photo from workshopWhen you sign up to RErights.org, you’re not just signing up to a website – you’re signing up to a community. Just like in every community, it’s important to get to know who you are, what you are interested in and what you think.

The first operation, Let’s Go, includes three missions. These missions have been designed like a profile where we ask you to tell us about your life.

Mission 1: Profile – asks you about how you see yourself.
Mission 2: Location – asks you about where you are.
Mission 3: Here and There – asks you to get creative in how you tell us about your location.

The second operation, Discovery, is about discovering what rights mean to you and what rights are important to you.

Mission 1: Define – will get you to really think about what the word ‘rights’ means and how you would define it.
Mission 2: DigiRights – asks you what you think are the three most important rights in the digital age.
Mission 3: Generation – asks you to flip the attention away from you and on to an adult. You are asked to interview an adult that you trust about children’s rights.

These are your first two operations should you choose to accept them.