Introducing

the Digital Child Rights Foundation

The Digital Child Rights Foundation works on the basis of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and the United Nations 'General Comment 25’ about children’s right in a digital environment. It's important to work on more and better rights for every child in their digital world. An important principle of our foundation is that children and young people have a voice and participate in all our activities. In this short introduction we describe our vision, mission, role, activities, organization and programs.

Vision

The online world offers many opportunities for children and young people. Therefore it is important that the digital world is a friendly and safe environment for everybody. It is important that data of children and young people is properly protected. All organizations are obliged to take good care of digital children’s rights. The laws and regulations must be observed. There should also be good plans with sufficient money to be able to work together on digital children's rights. It is important that good research is done, so that everyone knows how digital children’s rights are going. It is also necessary that sufficient and understandable information about rights in the digital world is shared. Not only for children and young people, but also for people who have to take care of children and young people. The digital world should be a friendly place for everyone! All children and young people have rights in the digital world.

Mission

As a foundation we want to improve and accelerate digital awareness, (cultural) education and empowerment of all children and young people. We focus on cities and areas where there is a great need to pay attention to children's rights in the digital world.

Role

As a center of expertise for digital children's rights, the Digital Child Rights Foundation wants to facilitate cultural education and inclusive participation in cities.  

Activities

As a center of expertise the Digital Child Rights Foundation focuses on various activities:

Digital Child Rights Fund: as a foundation, we want to set up a fund to finance our own activities, but also to encourage other creative and artistic (young) makers to develop tools for digital awareness, education and empowerment of children and you people.

Digital Child Rights Studio: in our studio we work with creative and artistic (young) people and partners on an innovative roadmap for child rights products and services.

Digital Child Rights Tools: as an inspirational center of expertise we deliver tools for municipalities and public organizations to reach, inform and activate children and young people in the field of children's rights in relation to the digital world.

Organization

The Digital Child Rights Foundation is organized as follows:

Digital Child Rights Board: founder of the Digital Child Rights Foundation is Peter Joziasse. He is the chair of the board and director of the organization. Danielle Pouw is board member of the foundation and secretary and treasurer.

Youth Advisory Board: we will set-up an international youth advisory board. They will give feedback on the roadmap, the tools and the program of the Digital Child Rights Foundation. They also stimulate youth participation in the foundation.

Digital Child Rights Teams: the Digital Child Rights Foundation works with different project-teams for acquisition of funds, development of tools, setting up and maintaining a network, establishing and managing partnerships, developing and executing programs.

Digital Child Rights Partners: the Digital Child Rights Foundation wants to collaborate with partners in cities, like municipalities, public organizations active in civil society, welfare and cultural organizations, schools, libraries, theaters, youth-organizations etcetera.

Digital Child Rights Network: we believe that creative and artistic (young) people could mean a lot in the field of awareness, education and empowerment of children and young people in society. Creative people are independent and open, they can create impact, they can tell good stories and they are open to co-create with others. We want them to collaborate in our Digital Child Rights Studio creating tools and we want them to go in the field to run programs with children and young people.

Programs

In the end the network of the Digital Child Rights Foundation runs programs in different cities in the world. Our tools raise awareness and educate on digital child rights and empower children and young people to participate and to give their opinion on 10 important theme’s:

The 10 important digital child rights questions

Everybody: Can everyone participate well in the digital world without discrimination? 

Chances: Can you always develop well in the digital world?

Fair: Is the digital world easy to understand, does your own interest always come first? 

Opinion: Can you participate well in the digital world and give your opinion safely? 

Freedom: Are you free to think, believe and do anything in the digital world? 

Active: Can you learn well in the digital world and also have a good time? 

Healthy: Is the digital world good for your health? 

Privacy: Is it clear that you have enough privacy in the digital world? 

Safe: Is the digital world sufficiently safe and protected for you? 

Rules: Is everyone okay with all the rules in the digital world? 

The Digital Child Rights Foundation is founded in The Netherlands and is registered at the Dutch chamber of commerce in Amsterdam with number: 88150429.