Designing for Children’s Rights (D4CR) is a global non-profit association, supporting the Designing for Children’s Rights Guide that integrates the U.N. rights of the child in design, business and development of products and services around the world.
When we design for children, we design for the future. Childhood experiences have an impact on children which translates into long-term effects on the population and society, and the future. D4CR has created a guide that aims to refine a new standard for both design and business to direct the development towards products and services that have ethics and children’s best interests at their core.
Design for Inclusion
Principles that ensure design for inclusion rights:
- Gather and respect children's views - Right to Participate, Right to be Heard
- Everyone can use - Non-Discrimination
- Use communication children can understand - Right to Information
Design for Play & Learning
Principles that ensure play and learning rights:
- Allow and support exploration - Right to Development, Right to Learn
- Encourage children to play with others - Right to Development, Right to Participate
- Create a balanced environment - Right to Development, Right to Learn, Right to Leisure and Play
Design for Safety & Sustainability
Principles that ensure safety and sustainability rights:
- Keep children safe and protected - Right to be Protected
- Do not misuse children’s data - Right to Privacy
- Help children recognise and understand commercial activities - Right to Information
- Design for future - Right to Life, Right to Information
The games in this list have been identified to meet these different criteria.
This list includes the top 23 games drawn from the last 31 years, with 2,132 likes. They come from a range of different genres and play-styles and are all good games if you want to keep children's rights at the centre of play.