Join an Online Discussion
Find out what other young people think and feel about the use of
children in armed conflicts.
Find a safe, Internet-based discussion areas that allow
students to exchange their views, share ideas for action projects,
and network. One such site is:
UNICEF's Voices of Youth
This site has bulletin board-style discussion areas on a number
of issues relating to children's rights. Discussion areas include
"Children and War" and "Taking Action." Students
can communicate directly with children from war-affected countries
through the bulletin boards. There is also a Rights Referendum,
where young people can vote on rights priorities in their countries.
Join an online community. Find out what other young people are thinking and doing about this issue. Share your thoughts and plans with them.
Felicity O. Yost. Source:
Marie, In the Shadow of the Lion, by Jerry Piasecki. ©
United Nations, 2001