GlobalGang.org

 
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Kids acting and thinking global.

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Positive messages

Positive social action and volunteerism.

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Parents need to know that there's no advertising or religious proselytizing on the site.

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What's it about?

The Global Gang consists of five cartoon kids, one each from the U.K., Peru, India, the Philippines, and Kenya. Although the U.K. site's sponsor is Christian Aid, kids can learn about many different cultures and religions. Its theme is that everyone can do something to help eradicate poverty, hunger, and suffering in the world -- whether it's buying fair-trade coffee or raising money to help tsunami victims. The worldview is through the eyes and thoughts of the world's real children.

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This is a nice, well-rounded site that thoughtful kids will find fascinating. A well-policed discussion board area encourages kids to sound off on topics like technology, current events, and their favorite festivals. There are also online games, crafts, and a "Homework Help" section, as well as a section for parents and teachers that provides suggestions on using the site.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about poverty, fair trade, and what can be done at the local level to help change the world.

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Genre:Educational
Pricing structure:Free

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Parent of a 6 year old Written bymadsmooney1214 July 20, 2012
 

globalgangorg

Families can talk about poverty, fair trade, and what can be done at the local level to help change the world.
What other families should know
Great messages
Adult Written byMrs O April 29, 2012
 

Thoughtful discussions!

A site which will have everyone expressing an opinion! The religious aspect is totally in context and it in no way tries to indovctrinate children with religious views.
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Great messages
Parent Written byMrBoo July 18, 2010
 
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Too much consumerism

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