Being a global citizen - Belarus

Anna Shmygina, grade 10: “Being a global citizen” is to be sure that your home isn’t only your country, but all the Earth. You should respect traditions and customs, laws and habits of all countries, love them as much as the country you were born in. Think about the future of the planet as about agglomerate, not like about detached land. That’s how I understand this expression.

Alina Mironchik, grade 10: The term “global citizenship” typically defines a person who places his identity with a “global community” above his identity as a citizen of a particular nation or place. One’s identity transcends geography or political borders and that the planetary human community is independent and as a whole. I think the Internet is the invention that helps us be a global citizen. Today we can initiate real-time communication with everybody who is in another part of the world. We can share our ideas with everybody online, make video conferences. The Internet has given us a common platform and medium through which we are able to explore other cultures and ideologies.