Are you on Twitter? Connect with VOY

Posted July 10, 2013 Avatar KateVOY

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The Voices of Youth Twitter family is growing and growing and over 8,000 strong. And we're excited to tell you that we're using a cool new feature to help us keep track of the interesting and thought-provoking discussions we have with you via Twitter. If you're on Twitter and you haven't connected with us yet - follow us @voicesofyouth and if you want to check out the discussions that are currently taking place visit our "nest" here: http://voicesofyouth.nestivity.com At the...


Who are the social media giants in Africa?

Posted July 1, 2013 Avatar KateVOY

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A really simple and handy visualization of Facebook use in Africa. Did you know that Egypt had the highest number of users - similar to Australia and Japan? Or that all of Africa's Facebook users combined are still fewer than the Facebook users of India?


Voices of Youth in the news!

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"How a digital world can educate and empower youth". Read about Voices of Youth's digital initiatives in this photo essay and in a series of articles: http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/gallery/digital-world-educate-empower-youth-pictures © UNICEF/NYHQ2011-2000/ROGER LEMOYNE


If it's on the web it must be true?

Posted June 14, 2013 Avatar KateVOY

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When I was young I used to think that anything that was written in a book MUST be true? After all, books have publishers, and there are all sorts of people who are paid to check everything right? Of course not – there is no single magical arbitrator who decides whether the content of a particular book is “true”. Luckily I have had some amazing teachers during my life, especially at university, who helped me to develop critical thinking skills which have in turn allowed me...


Is your face all over the web?

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I love taking photos: it is a hobby I have been doing for many years and I enjoy it equally with my DSLR camera as well as my iPhone. I like to take photos documenting my travels; photos of interesting street scenes; but most of all I like to take photos of people. Perhaps you do too? But how much thought have you ever given much thought as to whether you should? The proliferation of camera phones and the popularity of photo-sharing social media platforms such as Instagram or...


Are you addicted to the Internet?

Posted May 22, 2013 Avatar KateVOY

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Has anyone ever told you that you’re addicted to the internet? Would you qualify as an ‘excessive user’? A recent report from EU Kids Online unpacks the issue of excessive use of the internet by children in the European Union. It shows that while almost a third of children show at least one of the signs of excessive use, only 1 % fell into the most extreme category. You can read the full report here: http://www2.lse.ac.uk/media@lse/research/EUKidsOnline/EU%20Kids%20III/Report...


Empowering Viet Nam’s young digital citizens

Posted May 22, 2013 Avatar KateVOY

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UNICEF and partners explore the opportunities and risks that the country’s digital evolution presents for children November 2012, Hanoi -- As Viet Nam experiences rapid growth in access to mobile phones and the Internet, UNICEF and partners are focusing attention on the impact of this digital expansion on children in the country. According to the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), Internet penetration in Viet Nam doubled between 2006 and 2011 while the number of mo...


While attending the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) recently, I went to an interesting session about the issue of hate speech in the context of the Internet. While some of the panelists argued that there need to be boundaries and actions taken when acts of hate speech are committed, others argued that we need to be careful when advocating for control over what people say on the Internet, lest 'hate speech' be used as an argument to suppress freedom of expression more generally. Fre...


Cyberbullying - Bullying in a networked era

Posted May 22, 2013 Avatar KateVOY

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The Berkman Centre for Internet and Society at Harvard University recently published a literature review that contributes to the growing body of research looking at an issue which attracts a lot of attention. If you would like to read the full report you can access it here: http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/node/7971


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