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Project: Bullying - Cyber and real world.
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Northern Rift enables students of all ages to build essential career skills, make connections and have an impact by collaboratively solving real-world challenges, in a real-world innovation process. Ideas into action.

THIS PROJECT

The topic: Bullying - reducing risk, impact and solutions.

There are many types of bullying including physical, covert (indirect and not easily seen), verbal and social (using 3rd party relationships to hurt someone).

Bullying is deliberate and repeated actions for the intention to harm another. Cyberbullying are deliberate and repeated actions using technology for the intention to harm another.

Given the ever increasing integration of technology into our lives, covert, social and verbal bullying can all take place as a part of cyberbullying and involves the use of text, images, video, voice, live chat, live streaming and email, through to exclusion of people in online “groups” and repeated targeting of individuals in online games.

Impacts range from withdrawal from activities, disconnection, fearfulness, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, shame, decreased academic achievement, substance abuse, eating disorders, increased mental health issues and self harm.

While it is clear that the victims suffer, so do the other two participants in bullying. The bully and the bystander also need to be helped.

Beyond the physical, there is no shortage of devices, gossip websites, new sites, commenting systems, blogs, instant messaging services and social networks that enable bullying. (With the IoT and connectivity between devices, media, AR and VR, cyberbullying could go even further than what we see today).

The Experts: We've partnered with the digital HUMAN LIBRARY to connect teachers and students with topic experts around the world.

The Challenge: We are keeping this open to all ideas & innovations to: reduce and prevent bullying; recovery & support; behavior change solutions (for all participants in bullying); through to reporting and policy.

Possible Enablers: Software, phone apps, awareness, mindfulness, education, transparency, media & storytelling, communication techniques, empathy development, new moderation & reporting systems, audit trails, verified identity, stress management, bio-sensors, IoT, psychology, trauma recovery, “community connections” and policy.

Image Credits TBC

Start: On demand.
Ends: On demand.

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HOW IT WORKS

The guided process makes it easy to get involved.

  1. REGISTER
  2. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CHALLENGE
  3. BRAINSTORM SOLUTIONS
  4. COLLABORATE & CO-CREATE
  5. TEST, EVALUATE & ITERATE

The best ideas rise to the top and you develop skills, connections and portfolios with an innovation rating that counts.

OUR NAME

Our dream is to make a difference in the world by unlocking the hidden value in every individual and with it, human potential.

Rift: Where continents move apart, new crust is formed... hidden value is revealed and new life appears. To create the new, we must let go of the old.

Northern: A north star. A guide, a destination and the action of moving forward.

Northern Rift: A place for creative disruption.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS

In todays world of rapid change, knowledge alone is no longer enough.

Northern Rift's idea-to-impact process builds the Essential Skills for 21ST Century Careers:

  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Creativity & Innovation
  • Collaboration & Co-creation
  • Communication & Storytelling
  • Continuous learning
FOR THE CLASSROOM

Dear Educator, Bring Northern Rift's Real-world Project Based Learning Experience into any classroom. Simple. Fast. Easy.

From Grades 6-12, students learn about the most current topics, collaborate beyond the classroom and have the freedom to imagine, explore and create a future they are passionate about.

  • College and Career Readiness
  • Explore NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards)
  • Connect the STEM and ARTS
  • Integrate Common Core State Standards
  • Guided process and easy for teachers

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FOR AFTER SCHOOL

Our “After School Program” is all online for students who are not able to experience Northern Rift in their classroom.

  • Join a global student community
  • Work on the ideas you love
  • Build Essential Skills for the 21st Century
  • Get College & Career ready
  • Online mentors to guide you

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FOR UNI STUDENTS & WORKERS

Get the skills every company needs.

Collaborate with peers to gain innovation experience and build the essential skills for 21st Century Jobs.

Our process accelerates ideas-to-impact, and also gives unique insight to topics, technologies and ways of thinking.

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OTHER CHALLENGES

Every month we offer challenges across a range of categories:

  • Environment & sustainability
  • Emerging industries & technologies
  • Civic engagement
  • Social justice

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