WELCOME TO THE CYBERHERO LEAGUE
Cyberhero League is a global social impact game created to mobilize action for a better world. Cyberhero League invites global citizens to play together for a sustainable future. The game introduces the Sustainable Development Goals and raises funds for nonprofits working to achieve them. The Cyberhero League was formed by and for people determined to use the World Wide Web to protect and defend the Web of Life. It all began with the recognition of a new kind of hero: the Cyberhero.
WHIS IS A CYBERHERO?
Cyberheroes are real people who use digital technologies to help other people, animals, and the environment, especially when other people are looking the other way, or doing nothing. Their actions are considered heroic if they aim to address the Articles of the United Nations’ Declaration of Human Rights, or the Earth Charter, two documents that have a great deal of world consensus as to what constitutes noble goals that serve the betterment of all people. Cyberheroes have some of the character strengths and virtues common to heroes and some of the superpowers common to superheroes.
Cyberheroes wear a “digital cape” because they use digital technologies to accomplish heroic goals. Anyone with a smartphone, tablet, or computer and Internet connection can be a Cyberhero by using these tools to help others.
The Cyberhero League was formed to add to the list of the many ways that people can use technology to help others—the way of mixed reality gaming.
CYBERHERO LEAGUE GOALS
The Cyberhero League has formed during a special time in the history of the world—a time when the United Nations has issued a list of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). People, organizations, companies, and corporations around the world are partnering to achieve these goals by the year 2030. Cyberhero League has formed partnerships with many organizations and companies that share this goal. The SDGs are complex: in one way or another, each goal is intertwined with every other goal—they are interdependent. Accomplishing the SDGs will require an enormous amount of collaboration. Because of that, Cyberhero League is determined to develop as many “partnerships for the goals” (Goal 17) as possible. As Members of the League, you are also partnering for the goals. When you earn your first badge, you will be able to invite friends into the League, forming even more partnerships for the Goals. You are our most important partner.
Courage, Compassion, Collaboration
Cyberheroes share the knowledge that human beings are but one strand in the web of life and have responsibility toward all beings. They know they can use the World Wide Web to share this knowledge and achieve heroic deeds. Together these are called the Wisdom of Interdependence.
Cyberheroes use digital technology to create positive change in the world. To join the Cyberhero League, download the Cyberhero League App and keep track of your heroic accomplishments.
CYBERHERO LEAGUE FOUNDER
Dana Klisanin founded the Cyberhero League to introduce people of all ages to the Cyberhero archetype. A psychologist and futurist, Dr. Klisanin's interest in the Cyberhero began when she was looking for research about goodness, kindness, and altruism online. For every one article she found, she found 100 X that many about hateful, cruel, selfish online behavior. Dana recognized that if cyberbullies and cybercriminals were online, there had to be heroes online, too. She began to investigate people who used the Internet to help other people animals, and the environment - and named them Cyberheroes. The purpose of the Cyberhero League is to spread awareness of the many ways we can use digital technologies to improve the world around us. A large team of individuals have worked to bring the Cyberhero League to life, and we wouldn't have been able to do it without the early support of our Indiegogo backers.