Terms of Use

This site and its content are provided to you “as is” subject to the following disclaimers and comments policies. These comments may be updated by us at our discretion and without notice to you. If you do not agree to these terms, please do not use this site. Please check the Terms periodically for changes. Your continued use of this site following the posting of any changes to these Terms constitutes an acceptance of these terms on your part.

Content Disclaimer

Voices of Youth contains content from adolescents and young people from across the world that want to contribute to social change, children’s right and engage their peers in issues that affect their lives. Selected content may be sourced from UNICEF, its partners and other reputable sources. UNICEF-created content is subject to UNICEF’s Terms of Use.

The views reflected in content or links on the Voices of Youth blog are not necessarily those of UNICEF and partners.  Voices of Youth expressly disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy of any the content provided, or as to the authenticity of the information for any purpose.

The findings, interpretations and conclusions expressed herein are those of the contributors and do not necessarily reflect the views of Voices of Youth, UNICEF,  its partners and other reputable sources or entities they represent. Many of the links on this blog will take you to sites operated by third parties and Voices of Youth does assume any responsibility for such content.

Neither Voices of Youth nor the contributors of this blog are reviewing information on these sites or the accuracy or reliability of any information, data, opinions, advice or statements meant on these sites.

Voices of Youth does not endorse these sites, their opinions or any products they may offer.  These third party links are offered to stimulate discussion and thinking on topics related to youth, participation and civic engagement.

All of the content on this site is intended for personal, non-commercial use of users.

Notes on Map

Maps on this site do not reflect a position by UNICEF on the legal status of any country or territory or the delimitation of any frontiers.

Comments and Posts

Contributors agree to use the comments and posts option to send messages and materials that are proper and related to the particular post. We retain the right to remove any comment we determine to be, at our sole discretion, unacceptable[1].  These include personal attacks, profanity, racism, cyber-bullying, discriminations and propagating violence of any sort as well as comments that are for any other reasons objectionable.

We also reserve the rights to make necessary edits to grammar and spelling. Contributors agree that all comments are public. Any information received will be considered not to be confidential. This blog does not claim ownership of any comments submitted.

Attribution policy

If you contribute comments that do not constitute your original work of authorship, you represent and warrant to this blog that you do not infringe on any third party’s copyright or proprietary rights and that you have secured all necessary permission and licenses prior to contributing such content to this blog.

Except otherwise noted, content on this site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-NoDerivatives 3.0 Unported license.

You can reproduce the work from a digital file to a print file, as long as you do so in a manner that is consistent with the terms of that license. If you still have questions, please feel free to visit the Creative Commons FAQ page, where you will find more information.

Please note: You can republish images and multimedia that Voices of Youth have used for the site, as long as you do so in a manner that is consistent with the terms of that license.  You will need to seek out permission and consent in the event that authors of the images and multimedia have different copyright terms.

Anonymous blogging policy

In those countries or circumstances where Voices of Youth authors blog anonymously because of fear of danger, it is critical in order to remain anonymous; Voices of Youth editors will ensure that we protect the identity and confidentiality of the blogger.

Voices of Youth will make every effort to exercise due diligence to verify the materials and in order to vouch for the authenticity of the anonymous blogger.

We encourage Voices of Youth bloggers to check in the future regarding the anonymous blogging policy that  may be updated by us at our discretion and without notice to you.

You may also follow Global Voices Online anonymous blogging guide.

Trackback policy

We also retain the right to not approve trackbacks that are deemed for any reason inappropriate. Trackbacks that violate the comments policy will not be tolerated. All comments, trackbacks, and pingbacks are subject to moderation.  Voices of Youth will make every effort to ensure timely review, and approval of all comments, trackbacks and pingbacks.

[1] By unacceptable, we intend in violation of the terms of use, or content deemed offensive.

Legal – Youth Friendly language

What you agree to when you use this blog:

Everything that you can find on this site is subject to the following:

Everything that appears on this site can be changed by us without telling you so. This is to make sure that this site does not present violent articles or things that may offend you or other readers. Please make sure that you read this page every once in a while to see if we have changed or updated anything about the rules of using this site. If you do not like any of the rules, please don’t use this site. We feel very strongly about our rules  and it is important that you agree to them if you want to read or use the site.

About what is in this site:

This site (Voices of Youth) receives content from UNICEF and other websites or organizations. All of the UNICEF-created content is subject to UNICEF’s Terms of Use.

-What you read on this site isn’t necessarily written by UNICEF staff, so the views and opinions voiced on this site are not necessarily the same as those of UNICEF itself.

-We’re trusting you as an author to make sure that everything you write about is accurate, and we can’t be held accountable for mistakes that you make, so please make sure to do a good job in your editing!

-When you click on links on this site, some of them may lead you to other places on the Internet, so please keep that in mind and click carefully!

-We have not checked out all of the other sites and we can not guarantee that they are always accurate or reliable. We also do not support these sites, their opinions or anything that they are trying to sell. They are meant to be another place to have lively discussions and talk with more peers about topics that interest you.

Everything on this site is for you and your peers, not for commercial use.


The maps that you will find here have been given to UNICEF by authors of this site, so we did not make them and thus we do not necessarily agree with the legal status of any place shown on a map or the boundaries.

Comments and Posts:

Posting is great, but we want to make sure you do it respectfully! Please remember that everything you post is public.

You are given the option to post your opinion and send messages on this site, but please make sure that you are always posting things that you would not mind people posting on your contributions to the website.

If you post things that are not nice, such as personal attacks, harsh language or just things that are mean, we have the right to delete them immediately.

We are here to help you, so if you submit something with grammar or spelling problems, we reserve the right to edit those things for you. If you want to keep something private, please do not send it to us for publication. Everything that you send to us, we can publish or send to other people.

Attribution policy:

Please do not post comments on this site that you did not write. We are responsible for the content on this site, and you are responsible to only post things that you have written. If you decide to use someone else’s work, make sure that you have all of the proper permission to post it here.

Unless we say otherwise, everything on this website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-NoDerivatives 3.0 Unported license.  If you’re wondering what that is, click the blue link: Creative Commons! 

You can reproduce the work from a digital file to a print file, as long as you do so in a manner that is consistent with the terms of that license. If you still have questions, please feel free to visit the Creative Commons FAQ page, where you will find more information.

Copyright Rules:
You can republish images and other multimedia (like videos or audio) that we have used on the site as long as you do it in a way that is allowed by the license of the particular item that you’re publishing.
If there is a copyright on the image or multimedia that you want to republish, you need to get permission andconsent to publish it.

Anonymous blogging policy:

In some countries (or in certain circumstances) many of you have requested to remain anonymous (nameless) in your blogging. That’s fine with us! If you feel like sharing your name or other information would put you in danger, just let us know and the Voices of Youth editors promise to let you remain anonymous.

We will do everything we can to make sure we can vouch for you when you blog anonymously, so please make sure to respect it and not abuse your position of anonymous blogger. Always write as if your name is attached to it.

Hey! Also please remember that these terms of use (like all of the other ones) are subject to change, so please make sure you are checking up on this page!

You may also follow Global Voices Online anonymous blogging guide.

Trackback policy

What’s a trackback?

We reserve the right to not approve your trackbacks if they are inappropriate in any way. If any trackbacks don’t go along with any of our policies, we will not allow them to appear on the site.  All comments, trackbacks and pingbacks will be monitored by the Voices of Youth staff… keep it appropriate! We will do our very best to make sure that we are timely in reviewing (and either approving or denying) all comments, trackbacks and pingbacks.