The Child Rights Mobile Unit is an innovative initiative that launched in 1998, with the goal of reaching out to children in elementary schools across Israel, and providing them with training on their rights as provisioned by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (signed by Israel in 1990).
The Child Rights Mobile Unit is called to various elementary schools and conducts training, educational and experiential activities for 3rd and 4th grade students. The 3rd grade students learn about their rights and responsibilities towards themselves and others. The 4th graders’ activity emphasizes, among other things, the subject of safe internet use and protection of at-risk children.
The mobile unit operates across the country, from Eilat to Kiryat Shmona, and meets thousands of children each year.
In addition, the Child Rights Mobile Unit participates in an online activity for the Ministry of Education’s ‘Safe Web Surfing Week’. In the framework of this activity, the students are presented with dilemmas relating to this topic in an experiential manner, and an interactive activity instructs the students on issues related to online risks.
This activity is broadcasted live from the studio of the Ministry of Education and is participated in by more than 100 classes (around 3000 students) at the same time.