5Rights Data Literacy Commission brought together children and young people of different ages and from different backgrounds to identify the experiences, anxieties, opportunities, and concerns that they have with the digital environment. Workshops covered issues from data, profiling and algorithmic bias, to the complexity and opacity of terms and conditions and the price of a good reputation online.
The Commission’s workshops are based on a deliberative system, designed to put young people’s experiences at the centre of discussion and directed as much towards imagining solutions as to identifying problems. The workshops enable young people to explore their digital experience as informed participants, becoming agents of change who advocate for a better digital environment to government ministers, tech leaders, developers and policymakers.
“I learned the impact that young people can have on their rights if the right person listens to them” – Data Literacy Commissioner