In 2015, 5Rights Foundation commissioned academics from the University of Leeds and University of Nottingham to deliver ‘Youth Juries’ across three cities: London, Leeds and Nottingham. Deliberative juries are traditionally used to help those without the knowledge of their rights. They are given information and context, but bring their own experiences to the process to form a collective vision. As one juror remarked, “older people don’t realise how vulnerable young people are”.
The youth jurors’ recommendations were compiled into a report, The Internet On Our Own Terms, and presented to policymakers in Parliament.