RErights.org has been created especially for young people aged 12 to 18 to express their opinions about their rights in the digital age. Younger people (under age 12) can also join, but they may need more help or may find it easier to participate as part of a group. If you are older than 18, you can’t submit content unless you are uploading on behalf of a group of under-18s. This is to make sure that young people lead the conversations and the direction of the website, and that their voices are heard clearly.
You can upload content to RErights.org using a computer, tablet or mobile phone. You will need to have internet access. Some of the Operations and Missions include an option to upload video or photos, which can be created with a mobile phone, computer, tablet, camera or other technology. If you don’t have any of these, you can still participate by submitting your responses as text.
Operations are activities that RErights members take part in. Every Operation includes a few short Missions and focuses on a different topic related to your rights – each completed Mission earns you a badge. We invite you to do some ‘undercover’ research or tell us your opinions, and you upload your responses as text, photos, drawings or videos. We use the content you’ve uploaded to generate results and create infographics, videos, collages or news items. These are posted to the website so that you can see what other members have said, and so that our whole RErights community can discuss the results together.
Yes, you can submit content in another language. When you sign up, we ask you what language you want to use, so that we can arrange to get your submissions translated into English.
We want the RErights community to be a place where you can express your views about your rights in the digital age, and feel safe sharing your thoughts and experiences. We hope you will have fun here, and learn some things that are relevant to your everyday life. If you come across an inappropriate comment on the RErights News page, please report it as inappropriate by clicking the ‘report comment’ button next to the comment. If you see something else on the website that upsets or offends you, here are some things you can do. Firstly, talk with an adult you trust – a parent, a teacher or another adult you feel comfortable with. You can also contact us at RErights – we will always listen and will try our best to help solve the problem. There may also be local community centres or groups that you can contact, or telephone advice services in your country, which you can find online or ask your school about.
Remember, taking part in the RErights project is voluntary, and we respect your right to leave the project if you wish. You can decide at any time to stop participating and delete your profile or withdraw from the project.
Any content you upload to RErights.org is managed by the RErights team. It will be moved to a site and then to a secure storage area hosted by Western Sydney University. By joining RErights.org, you agree that we may use this content to create new materials that will be posted publicly on the RErights website; used as part of our research (e.g., in printed or online reports, presentations or publications); or shared through our partner organisations’ websites or social media channels. When you accept our Terms and Conditions, you agree to this.
Why is it important?
We can’t force people to be involved in research projects and we can’t use what they say without them knowing. So without permission from the person you interview, the research team will not be able to use your work.
How do I get permission?
RErights content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International license, unless otherwise specified. This means that RErights content, including materials that we create from your responses and uploads, can be shared and adapted by other people as long as they do not earn money from it, and as long as they acknowledge that it was created by the RErights community. See below for more about Creative Commons licensing.
Creative Commons licenses are a flexible, legal way for individuals, companies and organisations to share their work with others. Different Creative Commons licenses allow content to be legally reused, remixed or shared in different ways. Content creators choose the type of Creative Commons license they want for their work. Creative Commons licenses explain who can and can’t use or share the work; how it can or can’t be used or shared; whether permission is needed to use the work; and how the original author must be acknowledged. To find Creative Commons licensed materials online, check out our Useful Links, you can also read more about Creative Commons on our Creative Commons Explained page.
You can delete your RErights account on your profile page. This means your profile will disappear from the website and your personal information will be deleted; but anything you have uploaded will still be kept by the RErights team and may be used for research or to create new RErights materials. See also: How do I withdraw from the research?
Participation in this research is voluntary, and you can withdraw at any time without affecting your relationship with the research team or our partners. In other words, it’s OK if you decide you want to leave RErights.org. If you want to withdraw from the study and have your uploaded content deleted, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us what content you would like us to delete.