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SLCC 2007 Presentation from UNICEF


More info at http://www.holymeatballs.org/2007/09/slcc_overview_of_nonprofit_and.htm

More info at http://www.holymeatballs.org/2007/09/slcc_overview_of_nonprofit_and.htm

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  • 1. TEEN SECOND LIFE A World Fit for Children
    • Advocacy, communications and education (not necessarily fundraising or programs) about issues affecting children.
    • Grabbing the electronic podium:
      • Video and multimedia storytelling
      • Traditional broadcast and Web 2.0 distribution: RSS, podcast, vodcast, MySpace, YouTube, twitter
      • Second Life: A World Fit for Children, the Convention on the Rights of the Child, 1-minute machinima videos
    • “ You gotta be in it to win it!”
      • Learning by experimenting and making mistakes
      • Biggest challenges involve how to create the interface between RL, SL and everything in between
      • Developing world vs. Industrialized world (multiple digital divides)
  • 3. A World Fit for Children
  • 4. A World Fit for Children
    • Declaration 7. “We hereby call upon all members of society to join us in a global movement that will help to build a world fit for children by upholding our commitment to the following principles and objectives:”
        • Put children first .
        • Eradicate poverty: invest in children .
        • Leave no child behind .
        • Care for every child .
        • Educate every child .
        • Protect children from harm and exploitation .
        • Protect children from war .
        • Combat HIV/AIDS .
        • Listen to children and ensure their participation .
        • Protect the Earth for children .
  • 5. During the week of December 18, 2006 UNICEF co-hosted an event for more than 1,000 children in Teen Second Life to educate participants on the issues addressed by the UN Special Session on Children in “a World Fit for Children” WFFC in Teen Second Life
  • 6.
    • 12 Teams, including 60 teens, finished the competition
    • VoY representative Mariel (Mexico) presented to 50 teens
    • Henry Jenkins from MIT Media Lab – celebrity speaker
    • Winning teams included Finnish (1st place) and US teams
    • Over 1,000 visitors to the event
    WFFC event stats
  • 7. Workshops during the two weeks before the event educated the participants about a “World Fit for Children”
  • 8. December 2006 – projects under construction overview of the UNICEF contest virtual construction area
  • 9. A School Fit For Children postings from the Voices of Youth forum are posted on the blackboard
  • 10. VIDEO Voices of Youth in Teen Second Life
  • 11. CRC at 18 in Teen Second Life
    • International youth participate in TSL workshops to learn about the “Convention on the Rights of the Child” (CRC).
    • Teens develop 1-minute machinima videos about issues to celebrate the 18th anniversary of the CRC.
    • During the development of the videos, the teens blog on the GK HolyMeatballs.org site about their projects.
    • The videos will be on YouTube and a CRC at 18 Web site with discussion board, advocacy and education materials.
    • This Fall UNICEF and Global Kids will produce a film festival event in TSL showcasing these machinima videos, as well as real-world 1-minute CRC videos.
  • 12. VIDEO 1-minute CRC machinima video
  • 13. Learn more at: unicef.org/secondlife HolyMeatballs.org & unicef.org/crc