Advocacy

Digital Superheroes

by Youths After Midnight

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THE PROBLEM


While the Internet provides significant opportunities for children to learn and to express their creativity, these same tools may also increase children’s exposure to online risks such as cyberbullying and sexual exploitation, all of which can harm a child’s mental health and wellbeing. It is important that measures to mitigate risks should be balanced with children’s rights to freedom of expression, access to information, and privacy. Keeping children informed and engaged and empowering them with the skills to use the Internet safely is a critical line of defense.

 

THE SOLUTION


In partnership with Youth After Midnight's parent organisation, Childline Foundation, Digital Superheroes regards children as superheroes of the digital environment and hopes to establish a digital well informed child community so that these children can continue to fulfill their full potential with the Internet as well as carry on the information to educate and empower their peers

Groups of ~20 participants from various communities in the Petaling Jaya (between ages 10-17 years) will be identified and trained throughout 2-day workshop-based programmes to champion digital resilience in their local communities as digital superheroes.

The project will be carried out in three phases in total, namely:-

Phase 1 - Programme Development and Volunteer Recruitment 

Phase 2 - Launch of Pilot Programme and Subsequent Outreach Programmes 

Phase 3 - Report Writing on Quantified Impact

 

THE IMPACT


The focus of this project is on educating and raising awareness among children about digital resilience and what it takes to be a safe and smart user of the Internet.

This project aims to:

  • To equip children with digital skills so they can carry out E-learning for their own growth
  • To ensure children have digital resilience so they can use the internet in a safe and ethical manner
  • To cultivate the creativity of children with content creation via online resources such as Youtube/Tik Tok
  • To involve children in the teaching process as a means of child participation and empower them as young changemakers of the future

Children will be able to:

  • Assess digital situations 
  • Analyze practical immediate measures 
  • Utilise the Internet for the better good all while staying safe 
  • Create healthy and impactful content 
  • Be aware of data and privacy protection 
  • Take on roles as Digital Superheroes in local communities to educate their peers

 

Goal Breakdown

Goal 1 - Phase 1 . Amount Needed: MYR2,800.00

Goal 2 - Phase 2 . Amount Needed: MYR1,600.00

Goal 3 - Phase 3 . Amount Needed: MYR600.00

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Amount Donated

MYR 319.50

05/07/2021
Anonymous Donor
Keep it up !,Love that youths arw taking charge !

Amount Donated

MYR 106.50

04/07/2021
Chin Yow Low
Keep up the good work

Amount Donated

MYR 106.50

04/07/2021
Jess S
Congratulations YAM!! This is a great initiative!

Amount Donated

MYR 213.00

03/07/2021
Bin Hwa
Go all the way, YOUTHS !! The only limit is your Mind!!

About the Organization/Project behind this Campaign

Youths After Midnight


Youths After Midnight is a movement kick-started by a group of youths from child advocacy backgrounds for two years. Powered by it’s parent organisation, Childline Foundation, Youths AM works closely with multiple NGOs and CSOs in efforts to advocate for children’s rights nationwide.

The Youths AM Movement is a way to continue pursuing our best efforts in championing child protection and welfare following our bittersweet journey of  upholding children’s rights.

The branding of Youths After Midnight was inspired by our meetings that often stretched past the a.m. , ruining our sleep schedules. We’ve come a long way from being naive children to sleep-deprived youths tirelessly advocating on issues related to children and adolescents that are ever so important in this day and age. Namely, child advocate mentoring, youth empowerment, and primarily, our 2021 theme on child protection - cyber safety.