How do young South Africans deal with online risks?

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Four in five children in South Africa have access to a mobile phone, and almost half of them use mobile phones to access the internet. However, the opportunities presented by this access are often over-shadowed by the possibility for harm and online violence, as well as offline danger that result from online engagement. According to a study released last week Connected Dot Com: Young People’s Navigation of Online Risks undertaken by the Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention...


Young voices from Tanzania speak out against bullying

Posted November 27, 2013 Avatar KateVOY

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"From that day, Jimmy and I lived in a hatred situation, until today we have a misunderstanding. I would like to advise my fellow children to have a kind heart." - Halleluya (14) Tanzania Bullying affects children all across the world. As part of the anti-bullying feature we reached out to young people all across the world. In these recordings, Highness, Halleluya and Baraka - three young students from Tanzania - share their experiences of bullying and urge others against d...


You can help stop bullying

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Every day, thousands of children around the world are victims of bullying. Yet we all have a role to play in ending the cycle of violence. You can help put an end to bullying in your school or community by refusing to take part - don't forward hurtful or embarrassing messages or photos (especially online). You can see tips to end bullying which other Voices of Youth community members have shared right here: http://uni.cf/1c6FxQn Share this video, share your tips and let's p...


Why is it important for children & youth to have a voice in business?

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WHY IS IT IMPORTANT FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH TO HAVE A VOICE IN BUSSINESS? Introductory part child refers to a minor, that is a person younger than age of majority and youth means the period between childhood and adulthood. It is important to involve the children and youth in business because they are young generation that have energy and passion to make a difference in modern society, for example children can contribute to the economy by creating wealth at tender age...


And the winner is.....

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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...


UNICEF Voices of Youth & The Guardian Writing Contest

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Have your say and get published on-line by an international newspaper Q: What’s the contest about? UNICEF and The Guardian newspaper regularly produce special features about the role that business can or should play in realising the rights of children: http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/child-rights-business. These features look at issues such as corporate social responsibility programmes and they showcase good examples from around the world. For the next fea...


Our Future Starts Today

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Youth Statement at Regional Consultation on Post-2015 Development Agenda in Europe & Central Asia We have our vision of the future, and in that future, in OUR future, there’s no poverty and there is social justice. Everyone feels protected by their human rights. Every adolescent and youth gets quality education. Every person gets the healthcare they need. Every person is free to express his or her cultural heritage without being discriminated. All people are treated...


Entries for the video competition are in!

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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....


This is part 2 of an interview with environmental activist Xiuhtezcatl Roske-Martinez. Read part 1 here. And what are some of the things that the branches of Earth Guardians do? One of the big things is education and inspiring other young people to create young leaders in their communities, so that you have a place to go to when you want to make a difference in your community. It really depends on where you are on the globe. Our group in Africa, they have about 50 kids t...


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