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National Child Day

Links for Children and Youth

Before using the Internet, learn how to stay safe online with Zoe and Molly! You can also tell your parents, caregivers and anyone else interested in keeping kids safe online to visit The Door That's Not Locked.

Child-Friendly Links

Celebrate National Child Day – Colouring Poster PDF Version - 1 page, 409 KB (PDF Version)

CyberDodo

A cartoon series for younger students featuring CyberDodo, a universal ambassador of the Environment (season 1) and the Rights of the Child (season 2). In season 2 (40 episodes), the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has assigned CyberDodo the mission to inform and educate on the International Convention on the Rights of the Child. Topics include child trafficking, abuse, refugees, obesity, drugs, child abduction, famine, torture, and more.

Kids CBC - Parents

A youth-oriented web site where children can learn about diverse subjects in a fun and safe way.

Scotland's Commissioner for Children and Young People – Your Rights in Pictures

Child-friendly cartoons produced by Scotland's Commissioner for Children and Young People which illustrate children's rights.

National Film Board of Canada – Rights from the Heart Series

Three collections of short animated films based on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child targeted at ages 5-8, 9-12 and 13-18 years.

Available on National Film Board website:

National Film Board of Canada – Every Child

Oscar winning animated film made by the National Film Board as part of the Canadian contribution during the International Year of the Child. 

UNICEF - Child-Friendly Activities

A series of games, activities and guides to help students of all ages learn about the issues facing children and youth around the world. Topics include: international aid, charitable work, water and sanitation, HIV/AIDS, birth registration, and basic child rights.

UNICEF Magic - Child Friendly Versions of the UNCRC

Links to the full-text version of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in 58 languages, as well as child-friendly versions in English, Farsi, German, Macedonian, Norwegian, Russian, Slovak, Swedish, Tetum, Turkmen and Welsh.

UNICEF Magic – Child Rights Links for Children and Youth

Includes a "Know your rights" section, as well as links and opportunities for children to have their say.

UNICEF - Resources for Students and Teachers

Provides information about UNICEF's priorities for helping children, as well as country overviews, real life stories and statistics on children from over 180 countries. Other resources include: support for teachers' professional development in child rights; web resources for teachers working with students on media projects; educational videos; and information on the education of girls around the world.

UNICEF: Little Book of Children's Rights and Responsibilities (PDF Version)

Illustrated online book which provides a child-friendly summary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

UNICEF VIDEOS:

Various compilations of UNICEF cartoons and videos to educate children about their rights.

UNICEF Convention on the Rights of the Child

UNICEF Georgia: Cartoons on Children's Rights #1

UNICEF Georgia: Cartoons on Children's Rights #2

UNICEF Australia: What are Child Rights?

UNICEF UK: We've All Got Rights

Links for Youth

Australian Human Rights Commission – How young people can get involved in human rights

A series of activities on children's rights aimed at helping secondary students to: understand the difference between rights and wants; research important aspects of the Convention on the Rights of the Child; appreciate important rights; and consider the rights issues that children in Australian immigration detention centres faced prior to policy change.

CASHRA Interactive youth website

The interactive youth website was to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, including online art, youth discussion forums and resources about human rights.

Centre for Diversity - Peer Leaders Network Program

The Peer Leaders Network offers high school students training and skills development in the areas of leadership, facilitation, and communication in conflict situations in schools and communities.

Centre for Youth Crime Prevention

The Centre for Youth Crime Prevention (CYCP) provides Canadians with evidence-informed and age appropriate crime prevention messages, information, tools, and programs to prevent youth crime and victimization.

John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights – Global Youth Assembly

The Ignite Change Now! Global Youth Assembly is a biennial conference presented by the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights and in partnership with the Canadian Commission for UNESCO. The four day program combines inspiring keynotes with experiential and active workshops and training with social activities.  Past conference themes have included health and human rights.

Plan Canada – Because I Am a Girl

Because I am a Girl is a global initiative founded by Plan International to promote girls' rights and address gender inequality worldwide.  Under Stories and Features, the website offers infographics, quizzes and other resources. 

TakingIT Global – Child and Youth Human Rights

Provides links to youth-oriented discussions, publications, blogs and videos as well as resources related to child and youth human rights.

UNICEF Voices of Youth

Voices of Youth (VOY) was founded in 1995 as UNICEF's online place for young people to learn more about issues affecting their world. VOY was recently redesigned for a more modern youth audience and is now the go-to place where you can know more, learn more and do more about our world! You can share your thoughts and opinions with thousands of people from all over the world. You can also discuss social issues such as Education, Environment or Violence and Conflict and inform yourself about HIV/AIDS, Health or Human Rights.

Youth for Human Rights

Youth for Human Rights Videos
Education Apps (iPad and iPhone)
Free educational youth-friendly videos and iPad and iPhone apps about human rights.

Government of Canada Resources

Family Violence Youth Site