Teachers are being invited to “put the internet on trial” in their classrooms with the help of a new open access resource developed by academics.

The Youth Juries Open Educational Resource aims to foster discussion about online rights and safety with young people.

It has come about after a series of Youth Juries events were commissioned by the digital rights campaign group 5Rights to bring together young people to share their views.

This led to a national report – entitled Internet on Our Own Terms – and the results have now been used by academics at the University of Nottingham’s Horizon Digital Economy Research Institute to produce the new resource.

Teachers are asked to use the resource to provide an open space for young people to “put the internet on trial”. They can use dramatised scenarios of the five rights, from the 5Rights campaign as a stimulus for the discussions. The 5Rights are:

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