All posts tagged with: ICTs

Let there be ICTs for all

Posted July 12, 2014 no picture RachealNakamba_EduConnect_Zambia

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What impact do social networking sites like Facebook have on our lives? Some might say there are more advantages compared to disadvantages. However, as it changes our lives, it is more social and personal and does not add much impact on our development. Instead we should focus on platforms like Voices of Youth and Connect where real issues are discussed that affect each and every individual. Solutions can be arrived at and young people get to experience the real issues in the w...


Young People and the Internet

Posted July 1, 2014 no picture Kesia_Connect_Zambia

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My name is Kesia and I am 18 years old from Zambia. The internet - which includes Facebook, Google, twitter - plays the big part in the average youths everyday life. The internet has been received with many different opinions. Some have welcomed it with open arms but in some extreme cases it is declared evil. A wise man once said "a knife in the hands of a chef can be used to prepare a meal but the same knife in the hands of the murderer will be used to take a life." This saying...


Our world of information

Posted April 11, 2014 Avatar Mukhtar Muhammad

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Let me take us back through memory lane. People have been creating relentless strides in regards to developing various levels considered imparting to them. A lot is given consideration to here but to which this article is the term INFORMATION. It has though taken a lot of long and shortcut pathways in its famous regalia of concern and it is as such my bone of contention here. There are definitely countless transitions through the efforts selflessly put in place by man to see information to its...


Creating a better internet for all

Posted February 10, 2014 Avatar KateVOY

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In September of last year Voices of Youth joined the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) at the BYND2015 Global Youth Summit in Costa Rica to promote online safety and responsible internet use among children and young people. As part of the session on online safety, entitled 'Be Smart, Be Safe' a competition was launched asking young people to develop a concept for an awareness-raising video. The winning concept - shown in this video - was designed by Rebeca Mariño Ov...


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...