For Adult Supporters

For Teachers

RErights.org is an international project including researchers from Australia, the United States, and the United Nations exploring digital technology and young people’s rights, running throughout 2016. We’re asking young people around the world about their experiences of digital technology, and for their opinions and ideas about how the digital age is affecting young people’s rights. We will use the information that young people provide to understand the impacts digital technologies have on human rights, and are committed to sharing those ideas with the international community, including with groups who make decisions that influence the ways that we think about rights, and the laws that countries make to protect rights.

What is involved in taking part?

Young people can participate in RErights.org either individually or as a group. The RErights Educator’s Pack provides a guide to taking part as a group. For example, you might be a teacher or educator whose class would like to participate cooperatively on the site.Participation can be incorporated into young people’s regular classwork, organised as a special project in class, or undertaken as an afterschool activity – there’s flexibility for you and your group to decide what best suits you.

The pack covers the six main steps involved in taking part on RErights.org:

  1. Preparing: reviewing RErights.org with your group
  2. Signing Up: becoming a RErights agent
  3. Participating: completing Operations and Missions
  4. Sharing: uploading content created by your group
  5. Interacting: viewing and commenting on RErights content
  6. Adapting: using RErights content for your own projects

The Educators’ Pack is available as a pdf file, and we encourage you to download it and use it offline. We’d love to hear any comments or suggestions you have about the pack, or how you’re using it to work with groups of young people. If you’d like to get in touch, email us at: rerights@westernsydney.edu.au

If you’d like to run workshops with young people as a way of getting them engaged in the RErights platform, please email the research team and we will provide you with a workshop toolkit.

As well as having people use RErights to help with teaching and learning, there are other ways that groups and organisations can become involved in our project. If you’re interested in seeing how you can contribute to RErights.org, take a look at the information on the For Organisations page.