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And the winner is.....

Publié 13 novembre 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...


"It Could Never Happen To Me"

Publié 12 novembre 2013 no picture Jamilla Walcott

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93% of all 5-15 year olds used the internet in 2013. This breaks down by age as: four in five 5-7 year olds (82%), and nearly all 8-11 year olds (96%) and 12-15 year olds (99%). Every Tuesday I work with the police junior cadets and last week our topic of the evening was Internet Safety. I had asked them if any of them had spoken to a stranger online, and almost half of them said yes. I was so shocked because these cadets are between the ages of 10 - 13 years. Children now have g...


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

Publié 2 novembre 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...


The status of digital literacy among young people in Zambia

Publié 4 octobre 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!

Publié 27 septembre 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'

Publié 12 septembre 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

Publié 9 septembre 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?

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...


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...


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