Futurform ICT are delighted to be supporting The iRights campaign.
The iRights campaign is an initiative that seeks to make the digital world a more transparent and empowering place for children and young people (under 18) by delivering a universal framework of digital rights, in order that young people are able to access digital technologies creatively, knowledgeably and fearlessly.
Children and young people are often presented as digital natives – with fast thumbs able to summon up the knowledge of the world in an instant, build a million dollar company from their bedroom, or topple a corrupt regime with a tweet. Yet the latest research shows that far from being at the forefront of the digital revolution, many young people remain on the lower ‘rungs’ of digital understanding.
The campaign is being endorsed by a broad spectrum of ministers, industry and charities alike representing both adults and young people such as Sky, Barclays, Freeformers, Barnardos and the Scouts Association.
The iRights campaign provides this framework via five simple principles:
Part of our commitment to the iRights campaign, Futurform ICT are delighted to be the first company to sponsor a Somerset wide challenge to encourage schools to explore this innovative way for children to use the computational thinking they have gained in computing to apply to their online safety learning.