All posts tagged with: digital citizenship

And the winner is.....

Posted November 13, 2013 Avatar KateVOY

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UNICEF, Voices of Youth and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) are proud to announce that winner of the 2013 BYND2015 Global Youth Summit 'Be Smart Be Safe' video contest is Rebeca Mariño Oviedo from Costa Rica. Rebeca's video concept shows how young people can make the right choices when the use the internet and social media, by thinking through the possible outcomes that an action could lead too. It captures the important message that empowering children and youn...


How Strongly Can Social Media Influence and Control People’s Lives?

Posted November 2, 2013 Avatar Aulia Maharani Karli

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What comes to your mind when you hear the term “Social Media?" Perhaps some people thinking about the media that makes them able to meet and communicate with people around the world. While some others think about that, social media is the channel that gives them the chance to send and receive many information. Others think that social media is about the way we get many updates from people who we follow and maybe someone out there thinks social media is a part of a new marketing s...


When Governments Crumble...

Posted October 6, 2013 no picture Kriyana Reddy

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The American government has shut down. After this past week's events and our bicameral legislature falling apart, American civilians are looking for a shining light ahead. In 1776, our founding fathers drafted a constitution to create a representative democracy. In this sense, Americans have had rights and regulations around them for centuries, it's part of this democratic culture. I am all for democracy, I mean I am perhaps the biggest advocate for democracy out there. Although...


The status of digital literacy among young people in Zambia

Posted October 4, 2013 no picture CarolynK_Zambia

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Recently, a survey covering issues digital citizenship and safety was carried out by UNICEF with 525 pupils across Zambia. As part of the survey, young people had to complete a questionnaire that asked how they use internet and communication tools, what they use them for, how frequently they use them, and whether they have had any negative experiences using them. While carrying out the survey I took time to interview the pupils on their personal experiences with ICTs, and the ris...


Entries for the video competition are in!

Posted September 27, 2013 Avatar KateVOY

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We’re excited to announce that the entries for the video concept competition are in – and judging is underway. You can check out all the entries here – but we’ve put together this quick summary for you: 1. Soyeon Hwang – Online reputation 2. Zara Anucha – Self-exposure 3.Tatiana Torres Jimenez, Stephanie Garro Narvaez, Karla Chacon Dinarte, Brenda Ponce Ruiz, Carol Ruiz Cortes, Amanda Bolton – Self-exposure 4. Céline Mancel – Online reputation 5....


Uncovering digital habits among teens in 'Africa’s Silicon Valley'

Posted September 12, 2013 Avatar KateVOY

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Mary* (16) and Portia* (17) live in Kawangware - a low-income neighbourhood in Nairobi, Kenya. Neither are currently attending school – Portia is helping her family by looking after her older sister’s baby while Mary is studying to become a hairdresser to supplement her family’s income. Nevertheless, both have their own mobile phones and consider them to be prized possessions. They both started using Facebook about seven months ago, and when asked, consider themselves to be...


COMPETITION: Be the brain behind the next VOY Citizens video

Posted September 9, 2013 Avatar KateVOY

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UPDATE: Deadline for submissions extended to 23 September. How many times have you watched a video clip about internet safety and thought to yourself: “Hmm that's boring or lame...I can do better” ? We're giving you that chance… As part of our involvement in the Global Youth Summit: BYND2015 and the Be Smart Be Safe session, we're launching a competition to give young people the chance to help us create a powerful awareness raising video about internet safety. W...


Is your internet use smart and safe?

Posted September 6, 2013 Avatar KateVOY

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Do you know the person chatting to you on the latest viral video thread? Do they know your full name, your address, or maybe your phone number? Have you ever been a victim of hurtful messages and photos spread on social media? Did you get denied access to college, university or even employment because of something you posted online? On day two of the Global Youth Summit: BYND2015 next week, UNICEF and Voices of Youth will join the ITU and other partners in talking wit...


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...


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