What if you had the chance to have your say about how we should behave when we’re online? What would you want to include in a Magna Carta for the digital age? From February - June 2015, The British Library asked students from all over the world to debate issues around digital rights and responsibilities, before giving them the opportunity to write a clause for our own crowd-sourced online Magna Carta for the digital age, which is solely based on the opinions of young people aged between 10-18 years old. The British Library had over 500 clauses submitted by students from all over the world. Over half of which were sent in from overseas, with countries such as Thailand, Taiwan, the USA, India, Sri Lanka and Costa Rica taking part.
In the Camden50 year The British Library hosted an exhibition looking back at the Magna Carta. As part of the years celebrations they also wanted to re-make the Magna Carta for the Digital Age in partnership with Camden50 and our Youth Council.