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There are some things that you need to keep you happy, healthy, and safe. These things are called your ‘rights’. All rights are connected and nobody can take them away from you.

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“Children have the right to be listened to and taken seriously. Children should be listened to for their ideas and taken seriously because they are humans too.” Paige, aged 10

Your rights are gathered together in something called the UNCRC. This stands for the “United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child”, and it is where you’ll find some of the most important words ever written for children everywhere.

The rights in the UNCRC cover all the parts of your life. And adults and governments have to work together to make sure you enjoy all of them.

Your rights are important in your life offline, but they should also protect you in the online world.

Here are the five digital rights and how they affect you:

1. Your Right to Remove

This allows you to ask for anything you have posted online to be deleted.

2. Your Right to Know

This allows you to know who holds and might make money from any information you have given online.

3. Your Right to Safety and Support

This helps you to know who to go it if you need help, and to be protected from anything illegal.

4. Your Right to Informed and Conscious Use

This helps you control how you use technology, and how often you use it.

5. Your Right to Digital Literacy

This mean you will have the chance to learn how to use technology effectively.

Read more about children’s rights online and offline

Young Scot – 5Rights Children’s Parliament – Wee Book of Promises

Your Digital Rights

Your Digital Rights


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