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    :: ACTIVITIES
    Online Activities
    September-December 2003
    Choose one or more activities and then post your students' work for others to see.


    For ages 12 and up

    Activity 1:
    The UDHR was written in 1948. Have men and women's right to express their thoughts, to give and receive information, or to get a basic education changed since the UDHR was written 55 years ago? If so,

    List up to 5 negative changes and propose solutions for each of them.
    List up to 5 positive changes and explain why these changes have occurred.

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    For ages 12 and up

    Activity 2:
    More than 400 million people have access to the Internet. Despite the rapid increase in computer use there is still an enormous gap between those that have access to information and communication technologies and those that do not. People without access to ICTs will not have the ability to exercise their right to give and get information or to get a basic education to the same extent as those with access. What can be done to correct this imbalance?

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    For ages 12 and up

    Activity 3:
    Some human rights conventions specifically prohibit expression that promotes national, racial or religious hatred or calls for discrimination, hostility or violence. It is abusive, insulting, and intimidating. Moreover, it may lead to violence, hatred or discrimination. ICTs have made it easier for racist ideas to be disseminated around the world.What should be done when ICTs are used to promote 'hate speech'?

    Hate speech is a troubling matter for people who believe in free speech. Can we protect freedom of speech and limit hate speech when people use ICTs? If so, how can it be done?

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    For ages 12 and up

    Activity 4:
    Activities 2 and 3 highlight some new human rights issues that have arisen as a result of information and communication technologies. Are there others?

    Do articles 19 and 26 need to rewritten to address human rights issues raised by new information and communication technologies (ICTs)? If so, write a new version of each article so that it addresses these issues.

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    For ages 8 and up

    Activity 5:
    Information and communication technologies make it easier for schools to communicate with each other. How can ICTs enhance the desire to get to know others better, to show others the wealth of one's own culture and develop mutual respect?

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    For ages 8 and up

    Activity 6:
    What role should ICTs play at school in developing a more peaceful
    world? How can the use of ICTs at school help bring peace within communities and between world communities? List your ideas and suggestions for future projects.

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