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10 May 2013
cyberbullying | Digital Freedoms | Digital Freedoms | Online privacy | online safety | Parental control | Parental monitoring | Privacy | Family | Internet | Youth | Society | Science
I. Introduction This debate has a fairly large scope as it concerns itself with children, as...
10 May 2013
cell phone | e-learning | educational tools | junior debate | Mobile phone | online education | primary debate | Computers & Phones | Science
This debate is about whether every child should have a mobile phone (Cell phone if you are in the United States). This does not mean that they always have to...
13 Apr 2013
This House would condition state funding to universities upon all academic work being made available to the general public
4 Mar 2013
academic work | Access to Knowledge | Censorship & IP | Copyright | Digital Freedoms | higher education | Public funding for education | research | University funding | Science
Universities are massive engines of research and development. The state, private charities and corporations all pour money into these institutions to develop...
This House believes that all literature, art, photography, film and music should be released under Creative Commons licenses
22 Feb 2013
Access to Knowledge | Art | Arts | Censorship & IP | Copyright | Creative commons | Culture | Digital Freedoms | Intellectual Property | Literature | property right | Culture | Science
Creative commons licenses are a kind of copyright license that gives people the right to use, share, and expand upon artists’ work. They offer...
20 Feb 2013
Censorship & IP | Digital Freedoms | Extremist websites | Freedom of Expression | Internet service providers | jihad online | Internet | Science
The internet has become a major centre of extremist activity, one so important that Osama bin Ladin back in 2002 said that 90% of all jihadist activity will...
18 Feb 2013
Access to Information | broadband | Digital Freedoms | infrastructure | Internet | Internet human right | Private investment | State monopolies | Internet | Science
In the past two decades the internet has come to be a dominant part of people’s lives. For work, pleasure, staying in touch, and countless other uses, the...
This House would require individuals to reveal their real identity when communicating on the internet
11 Jan 2013
This House would grant those diagnosed with terminal illnesses the right to access treatments that have not completed clinical testing
20 Sep 2012
Healthcare | Pharmaceuticals | Research and development | Ethics | Healthcare | Science General | Health | Philosophy | Science
Clinical trials1,2 have four phases, which proceed sequentially. Not all drugs make it to the end of the process (if a drug ‘fails’ a phase 1 trial, there is...
Toader Mateoc, this year's Spirit Award for Coaches winner, talks to us about the award and the Youth Forum in Mexico.The Spirit Awards, awarded...
The Curriculum Director for the 2013 Global Youth Forum has been announced. Serving her second year as the Curriculum Director will be Dr. Anca...