Magna Carta: My Digital Rights

Learn more about one of the world's most influential documents with our Magna Carta teaching resource.

The Magna Carta was granted by King John of England on June 15 1215. In doing so, the King agreed to demands from Barons and Bishops to limit his powers. Among the clauses in the charter, all ‘free men’ were given the right to justice and a fair trial establishing for the first time that everybody including the king was subject to the rule of law. To commemorate the 800th anniversary of this historic document, and the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web, the British Council, The British Library, The World Wide Web Foundation and the Southbank Centre have collaborated together to provide opportunities for pupils across the globe to learn more about Magna Carta and its legacy as a symbol of liberty and human rights and to think about what a Magna Carta in today's digital world might look like. 

As part of the project, this resource pack for pupils aged 7-14 will help young people contribute to the debate about what clauses a Magna Carta for the digital age might contain.

The resources link to curriculum subjects, help to develop transferable skills, and provide opportunities to engage in activities and debates about digital rights and responsibilities.