The 21st century developments in information and communication technologies have shifted a tremendous part of our lives into the online world. The way we communicate, organize our daily activities, and inform ourselves, today can’t be imagined without Internet. These activities were accelerated by it to much faster and more intense levels than any time before. Young people who grew up with new technologies are especially affected by this trend, building a significant part of their identities online. In response to that, CONFLICT WENT ONLINE as well. Everyday communication between potentially conflicted parties is happening in the online world. Politicians, leaders, insurgents, and protestors have all used it as a tool of communication. Virtual space and especially social media are increasingly being used in order to spark and escalate conflicts.
But while others look on conflict as a problem that they need to get rid of, we perceive it as an opportunity to have a more authentic and mutually beneficial relationship between actors in conflict.
New Age Conflict Transformation toolkit provides you with necessary theoretical expertise which youth workers need to have in mind before they start using the methods for online conflict transformation. It sums up several different “schools of thought” on conflict transformation, combined to empower you with knowledge depth and width.
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