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Fri, Dec 28, 2007 - Pro-social Online Video Network

image One of the unexpected gifts of the holiday season for me was the discovery of, an online video sharing site oriented toward peaceful progressive change. The site includes thousands of good quality videos that can be embedded in other web pages or viewed at the site. Their tagline reads “Be the Change! Share the Story!” and many users have taken the challenge to heart. In fact, right now Elementary, Middle and Senior High teams of students are creating videos on chosen environmental, human rights or social justice projects for the School Video Contest, all in hopes of winning a $50,000 prize (Deadline April 30th, 2008).

The orientation of is evident from their editorial choices. The focus is on
- Every day stories from every day people that are changing this world
- Human cooperation and survival
- Solutions to combat global warming
- The positive impact of aid workers around the world
- Perspectives and contributions of philanthropists
- Corporate social responsibility progress
- Environmental improvements and breakthroughs
- And all other stories about those making a positive difference on this planet.

In addition to fluid channels of user-contributed video content, there are some more organized series. Currently featured QuantumShift series include: Connecting the Drops; Question Movies; The Sammy Sugar Tour; Homeless Series; and the Choices Series.

Embedded below is a short video that might be of special interest to the readers of this blog, presenting the Second Step curriculum teaching Conflict Resolution to young people.

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