Wow! We made it: The first Children’s Parliament in our school EVER – including a cool session on media!
OK. First, we elected two presidents, one boy; one girl.
Then, we jumped right into it. We had a fantastic session on media, today and in the future. Т We shared our drawings that showed both the chances that internet and media can bring: to be connected, to learn together and Т to make friends all around the world.
But we also raised the issue of the problems that media can bring:Т Too much of messaging and internet may make you lose contact to (other) important things in “real” life.
We had a team of reporters blogging live on the disussion, for the first time in their lives – and they had a tough time to follow our discussions
Our presidents did a great job, sometimes calling for order with their symbolic hammer, like they have in real parliaments!
Many thanks for this wonderful “futuristic” experience of democracy, media, arts – and joy!
We proudly dedicate our work to the Global Education Conference, the MILID movement (Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue), the Anna Lindh Foundation Forum, the Global Alliance on Partnerships for Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL), the World Summit on Media for Children and Youth, the Global Campaign for Education, the Global Green Kids movement, the International Day of Peace network Т (e.g. Peace One Day) and to several other actions and groups in the context of the United Nations. In all these international networks, Radijojo is actively involved.