1. Description of Our Team
. NOTE: OUR WEB SITE WORKS BEST WITH INTERNET EXPLORER 5 AND ABOVE WITH FLASH PLAYER PLUG IN VER 8. PLEASE VIEW IT WITH I.E.
Fueled by the desire to make over global village a better place to live in with happiness, justice and dignity particularly for the children, Siddharth, Kushal, Chintan and Ninad worked on this project for two months.
Siddharth, 13 who wants to be a cyber crime, is our Web Master. His extensive collection of data from electronic and print media provided a lot of relevant data for the project.
Ninad, 13 helped us in analysing the data and collecting the required photographs for the project. He wants to be an Air Force pilot.
Chintan, 13 who wants to become a computer engineer from the Indian institute of technology, worked as the editor. After going through volumes of paper, he made our final draft for the website.
Kushal, 13 is our data manager. He took the responsibility of compiling the data collected by the team. He aims at the sky to become an aeronautical engineer. Mr. Praful Sahu, who enjoys working on new projects as much as we, guided us at every stage of our project.
2. Summary of Our Project
Children are our future. Children who are out of school or living in poverty, or working as labourers or who are orphans, and who are physically abused receive attention. But children who are put behind bar doors remain in dark during their imprisonment and even after that.
After prolonged trials in the courts, many children are acquitted but they live with the stigma forever. It is difficult for them to lead a normal life after loosing the formative childhood years in the jails and being subjected to sexual abuse, physical and mental torture.
Every child has a right to enjoy his childhood. How can we deprive them from their childhood? There is a need to reform and correct them rather than thinking about their retribution. There is a need to set up fast track juvenile courts so that cases are disposed off in a time bound period of short duration. Children should be imprisoned for the least possible period and that should be taken as the last resort.
Through our website, we would like the criminologists and sociologists to make further scientific study on this area to bring the attention of the world community and all the governments in the world, the need of bringing reform to the juvenile justice system to make the life of our unfortunate brethren a better one.
NOTE: OUR WEB SITE WORKS BEST WITH INTERNET EXPLORER 5 AND ABOVE WITH FLASH PLAYER PLUG IN VER 8. PLEASE VIEW IT WITH I.E.
3. Our Computer and Internet Access
A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:more than 50%
B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom:2-3
C. Connection speed used in the classroom:not sure
D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:more than 6
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
Knowing that our project will be a difficult one, we decided to take up this project as we sincerely felt that there was a need to bring reform in the juvenile justice system and save the childhood of unfortunate children of our age.
It was difficult to collect data relevant to the project. We overcame that problem by taking the help of various organizations: Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, Bureau of justice USA and taking the help of various sociologists and criminologists.
It was very shocking, disturbing and embarrassing for us to discuss and read reports particularly about sexual abuse of the children in the jails.
Our school calendar is packed with extra curricular activities and examinations. Besides that we have homework assignments and science projects to complete in time. We had to work overtime to complete this project. By presenting our project to the parents of our school and with the initiative of our principal we generated fund required for the registration uploading of the website. Designing of the website was a stupendous task. We had to learn the technical novices of designing the website and make use of different software which we did for the first time. Of course the gratification we have now after the successful completion of the project overshadows the ordeal that we had during the project work.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
Our project has enhanced our learning experiences and our outlook towards the world and the children in particular. We have realised that how much insignificant you may be, you can make difference to the world by making it a better place to live in. You can also shake the conscience of the mighty and the powerful one by successful presentation of your work.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
Our project helped us understand human rights and their violation discussed in the course books of the secondary schools. Students also visited our website to understand juvenile delinquency and juvenile justice system. This project will also promote sociological research. Our project inspired others to transact the curriculum in more innovative ways. It made us understand that children are same all over the world and so are their sufferings.