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"Be Thankful" and "Be Happy"

Publié 24 mars 2014 Avatar Aulia Maharani Karli

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It’s been a month since my last post published on VOY website and I feel so good because I finally found a time to sit and write about “The Recipe of My Happiness” in this week. I was accepted as a child facilitator on Dreamdelion, a community empowerment in Jakarta and we are really concerned about women and children. Two days ago, I went to the Dreamdelion class to teach the children. We aren’t teaching math, science or social studies. We are teaching moral values which...


Creating a better internet for all

Publié 10 février 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...


When you post online, you post to the world

Publié 5 février 2014 Avatar JulieVOY

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The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) sets out the rights that all children have. Even though it was adopted by the United Nations in 1989, before the Internet and mobile phones were widely available, it remains relevant today. So what do your rights mean in the digital age? How do you become a responsible digital citizen? Have you ever encountered these scenarios? BE CONSIDERATE: You have the right to express your views and opinions on social networks, blogs and...


How do young South Africans deal with online risks?

Publié 3 décembre 2013 Avatar KateVOY

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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...


Is your internet use smart and safe?

Publié 6 septembre 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...


Facebook Leads an Effort to Lower Barriers to Internet Access

Publié 21 août 2013 Avatar Zayn_VOY_Connect

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"About one of every seven people in the world uses Facebook. Now, Mark Zuckerberg, its co-founder and chief executive, wants to make a play for the rest — including the four billion or so who lack Internet access."

Lien: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/21/technology/faceb...

Read this very interesting article on Facebook's co-founder and chief executive leading role in working towards providing access to Internet for all. Please share your comments below. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/21/technology/facebook-leads-an-effort-to-lower-barriers-to-internet-access.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1&hp&


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

Publié 14 juin 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...


Are you addicted to the Internet?

Publié 22 mai 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...


Is the Internet – a place for meanies and bullies?

Publié 25 mars 2013 Avatar KateVOY

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‘Cyberbullying’ has been a buzz word in conversations about Internet safety in recent years, with much concern for the wellbeing of young users – children and adolescents. If the results of studies conducted by UNICEF and other institutions are anything to go by, a lot of younger users of the Internet have experienced some form of insults/ harassment/ embarrassment while online: • According to the Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention study on cyber bullying in Sout...