This page will showcase projects that youth, parents and educators can participate in and contribute to that encourage, support and inspire Netizenship.
http://www.bullying.org is a supportive online community where people can learn that they are NOT alone in being bullied and teased, that being bullied and teased is NOT their fault and that they CAN do something positive about it. People can contribute their personal stories, poems, images, oral stories (audio files), music and even animations and movies. All of the original submissions and the replies to them are read and moderated by real people to ensure that the Website is a safe and respectful online community. http://www.bullying.org also has a “Helpful Resources” section that features a huge listing of articles, books, legislation and policies, research and multimedia resources. http://www.bullying.org also has the worlds first and largest online moderated support groups for adults and youth. The Web site receives nearly one million visitors and contributors from around the world each month and is often listed as the number one “bullying” referenced Web site in the world.
Net4nets is an international collaborative online project where youth can share and work together to learn about and address the issue of malaria and how it can be prevented.
Kiva’s mission is to connect people, through lending, for the sake of alleviating poverty.
Kiva empowers individuals to lend to an entrepreneur across the globe. By combining microfinance with the internet, Kiva is creating a global community of people connected through lending.
Youth everywhere actively engaged and connected in shaping a more inclusive, peaceful and sustainable world.
TakingITGlobal enables a collaborative learning community which provides youth with access to global opportunities, cross-cultural connections and meaningful participation in decision-making.
The mission of MY HERO is to use media and technology to celebrate the best of humanity and to empower young people to realize their own potential to effect positive change in the world.
ENO-Environment Online is a global virtual school and network for sustainable development and environmental awareness. Environmental themes are studied within a school year on a weekly basis. Thousands of schools from 124 countries have taken part.
The ENO programme has been running since 2000.
BBC World Class
BBC World Class is an initiative bringing the benefits of international school linking with schools across the United Kingdom.
A new declaration of earth citizenship.
Neo.org is founded on a set of basic principles by which anyone can live. The Declaration was written by a group of anonymous authors and simply states we are all from Earth and we need to work together if we are to survive and thrive as a diverse biosphere.
Global SchoolNet Doors to Diplomacy Project
Doors to Diplomacy educational challenge project -to encourage middle school and high school students around the world to produce web projects that teach others about the importance of international affairs and diplomacy. Each student team member of the winning “Doors to Diplomacy” Award team receives a $2,000 scholarship, and the winning coaches’ schools each receive a $500 cash award. Additional prizes may be provided by sponsors.
Using the power of the Internet to encourage youth to become better citizens offline.
The United Nations Cyberschoolbus
The United Nations Cyberschoolbus was created in 1996 as the online education component of the Global Teaching and Learning Project, whose mission is to promote education about international issues and the United Nations. The Global Teaching and Learning Project produces high quality teaching materials and activities designed for educational use (at primary, intermediate and secondary school levels) and for training teachers. The vision of this Project is to provide exceptional educational resources (both online and in print) to students growing up in a world undergoing increased globalization. The Global Teaching and Learning Project is part of the Outreach Division of the United Nations Department of Public Information.
The UN Cyberschoolbus captures the growing potential of the Internet as an educational tool and provides an effective medium with which to disseminate information and resources about international affairs, as well as bring together diverse communities of students and educators from around the world. Within the Cyberschoolbus site there are a number of activities and projects that teach students about global issues in an interactive, engaging and fun way.
The specific aims of the Cyberschoolbus are:
# To create an on-line global education community;
# To create educational action projects to show students that they have a role in finding solutions to global problems;
# To give students a voice in global issues;
# To provide high-quality teaching resources to a wide range of educators in a cost-effective manner.
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