For Adult Supporters

For Parents and Guardians

Before your child joins RErights.org, they must have your consent to sign up to the website and upload content. Please make sure you have read and understood the following information:

What is RErights.org?

This website is part of a research project conducted by Western Sydney University and the Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre (Australia) in partnership with Digitally Connected and UNICEF’s Voices of Youth (USA). RErights.org builds on research we carried out in 2014, where we asked young people from all over the world to send us videos, photos, drawings and stories about how they use digital technology and what problems they face in the digital world. We wrote a research report, created a film using the videos, and presented both to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child.

RErights.org explores young people’s understandings of how their rights are related to their use of digital media (e.g., computers, internet and other digital technologies including television, radio, cameras and video recorders). Participants sign up and then complete a series of activities by uploading text, photos and videos to the website. Your child will be asked to answer questions about different topics – for example, about their use of and access to technology, their rights, or their privacy.

What happens to my child’s content and personal information?

Before joining RErights.org your child must accept our Terms and Conditions. By doing so, they agree that any content they upload (e.g., text, photos, videos) can be used by the research team to create new materials for sharing via RErights.org or our partners’ websites and social media channels; or can be included in our research outputs (e.g., reports, presentations or publications, in print or online). Distributing this content will enable RErights members and other interested people and organisations to see what young people around the world think about their rights in the digital age. Content will be covered by a Creative Commons license. Material uploaded to the site will not automatically be made public: all content will be sent to the research team before being used to create any other materials.

The RErights team is committed to maintaining your child’s privacy, and the security of the website and uploaded content. Some personal information (your child’s country, age and gender) will be published publicly; however, your child will not be identified by name or email address. The RErights team will take the necessary measures to ensure your child’s personal information is protected on the website and is not accessible by third parties. For more information on security, please read our Privacy Policy.

Your child can delete their account and/or withdraw from the research at any time and for any reason. If they wish, any content they have uploaded can be deleted. To delete their account, including profile and personal information, your child can select the ‘Delete My Account’ option on their Your Details page. If your child wishes to withdraw uploaded content from the study, they can email rerights@westernsydney.edu.au and tell us what content they would like removed. Deleting their account or withdrawing from the project will not affect their relationship with the research team or partner organisations.

Where can I get more information?

If you have further questions, feel free to email the research team at rerights@westernsydney.edu.au