Chocolate and Gold Coins

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Blogging for Peace

Another one, number 9289:

Blogging is a fun way for children to learn about writing. Blogging is also a great way for children to learn about other cultures and to make new friends.

Suppose classrooms around the world started blogs. Students would write about their lives. These stories would not be exciting in their own countries but they would be extremely informative to children in other countries.

The American children would read other kid’s blogs as part of their social studies classes. The Americans would comment on foreign blogs and these foreign students would comment on American blogs. Friendships between children worlds apart would form.

The children would learn several precious things: that all kids underneath are really similar. They all like games and jokes and just spending times with friends. They love their families and they love freedom – especially if they don’t have much.

Children would learn that it isn’t nice to make war with other countries and not to take this lightly. They would also learn that restricting trade isn’t nice either.

This one will easily beat the one about a better keychain that could hang on a refrigerator magnet.


  • Yes, I definitely like this idea. And maybe it will happen soon automatically, as more kids are exposed to the internet and start blogging. And why stop at kids? Adults need to do this as well. The problem though is that there are as many hatred filled blogs as there are open minded blogs. So I am not sure if this will negate the effect or not.

    By Blogger gawker, at 9:09 AM  

  • Hi Gawker
    Well, some adults do read foreign blogs. But you can't force people to do this.

    Children can be forced because it is part of education. I really believe that this will happen anyways and probably happening to a small extent already.

    By Blogger Michael Higgins, at 9:26 AM  

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