In support of Global Dignity and the Less More campaign, the leading international peacebuilding organization, Interpeace, launched its own globally—crowdsourced #peace campaign on PlayMC2 during the ‘Geneva Peace Talks’ at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Sept. 19, 2014.
By GIOVANNA MINGARELLI
This article was first published in the Hill Times (September 24, 2014)
A Grade 3 class in Prince Edward Island recently launched an initiative to fight cyber-bullying using post-it notes. “Post it Positive” invites students to share positive messages with schools and local businesses in an effort to counteract the crippling effects of cyberbullying.
According to the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, at least one in three adolescent students in Canada have reported being bullied recently. In Prince Edward Island, the most common form of cyberbullying involved receiving threatening or aggressive emails or instant messages, as reported by 73 per cent of victims.
Joining the effort to reduce negativity online, the Canadian mobile startup, PlayMC2, partnered with the youth empowerment organization, Global Dignity, in launching a tech-friendly campaign called: Less. More. It was unveiled in 68 countries around the world Sept. 15, 2014.
PlayMC2, which also launched in beta as part of this campaign, is a daily tracking mobile platform that rewards young people with points and prizes for completing bite-size tasks called micro-actions. Micro-actions can be carried out by one person or by one million people simultaneously. Global Dignity aims to support young people around the world in protecting their dignity and to support others in living a more dignified life.