February 18, 2011

NEWS / WEBSITES: Website backs children's rights

An online initiative launched yesterday is hoping its use of social media will raise awareness among children and youths of their human rights.

Wendy Craig, a psychology professor at Queen's University and the co-director of Promoting Relationships and Eliminating Violence (PREVNet), is one of the co-directors of the collaboration between PREVNet, UNICEF Canada, the Public Health Agenc y of Canada and MyHealth Magazine.

The project has created a website, www.childandyouthrights. net, that interested youths can visit.

"It's really a way of helping kids understand what their rights are and then providing them with resources about where they can go to ensure those rights and needs are met," Craig said.

It also contains articles about children's rights written from a different perspective.

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