ERIC Number: ED350985
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr-21
Reference Count: N/A
KIDLINK in War and Peace.
Wheeler, Daniel D.
This paper describes the KIDLINK Project, a worldwide e-mail exchange with children from 10 to 15 years of age, which was created as part of the 1990 Children's Cultural Week in Arendahl, Norway, by Odd de Presno, a Norwegian journalist and author of computer books. The goal of the project is to create a global dialog among as many children as possible. The KIDLINK project is now running on Bitnet LISTSERV at North Dakota State University and is directly connected to both Internet and Bitnet. This paper describes the separate mailing lists used by the project for different aspects of its work, i.e., the RESPONSE List; the KIDCAFE List; the KIDS-92 list; the KIDPLAN list; and the KIDPEACE list. KIDLINK in time of war during the Gulf War and KIDLINK in time of peace are compared, and many examples of messages sent by children and a graph of the volume of messages sent by children from January 1991 to March 1992 are appended. It is noted that KIDS-91 had 2,600 participating children from 31 countries. (ALF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Gulf War; KIDLINK Project (Electronic Mail)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, April 22-24, 1992).