Social Media Black Hole

Posted no picture Flora Dan Hua

no picture Flora Dan Hua
Member since June 23, 2015
  • 5 Posts
  • Age 19

Especially in this day and age, it is so easy for young people to lose themselves in the technological dilemma and social media frenzy. There is no denying that young people are so incredibly vulnerable and prone to the influences of society, whether it be technology, media, global trends etc. And amidst the filters, editing and photo-shopping of people, places and events, we often forget to distinguish between what is a version of ‘truth’ and what is in actuality, fact. Le...

The 21st Century Monster (FYI: also a great name for a band)

Posted no picture Oliver VOY , Student

no picture Student
Oliver VOY
Member since October 28, 2015
  • 1 Post
  • Age 20

Being a teenager in today's society is arguably harder than it's ever been before. Amidst the usual and normal pangs of adolescent angst, hormone-driven heartbreak, and the arduous and timeless journey of self-discovery lies a new monster, unique to our time. This monster is not hiding under your bed waiting for the lights to go out; it's not in your closet biding his time; it's not lurking in the depths of Loch Ness (#nessieisjustcamerashy). No, the leviathan of which I speak we...

Talking about Mankind

Posted no picture Nicky Mankind , Young Persons Engagement Worker - Mankind

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Nicky Mankind
Member since September 14, 2015
  • 1 Post

My name is Nicky and earlier this year I started working for a charity called Mankind. In my previous job I was working with lots of girls who had been affected by, or who were at risk of, being sexually exploited. I then started working with some young men who I was very concerned about as their behaviour suggested that they too were being sexually exploited. I shared my concerns with many professionals and was shocked by the different responses I received. It became clear that pe...

On the 28th of March 2015, Nigeria held its Presidential Elections. The elections served as a test for the fledgling democracy which the country has built over the years. Contrary to expectations, the elections were free, fair, devoid of wrangling. The opposition party held sway and gained the upper hand it the polls. The opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) also took the majority of the Senate seats and enjoyed wide support and acceptance from the populace. It was also...

Do you suffer from Disconnect Anxiety?

Posted Avatar Nala Cheng

Avatar Nala Cheng
Member since March 12, 2015
  • 2 Posts
  • Age 17

Hi, I'm Nala Cheng, a high school student from Taiwan. This is my very first post on this website, so if there's anything that's not good enough, please feel free to tell me! For this very first post, I'd like to talk about Disconnect Anxiety. Do you suffer from Disconnect Anxiety? Disconnect anxiety is a feeling of discomfort that occurs when a heavy smartphone user can not access the online world. In the modern society, millions of people are now suffering from it. Here in...

The Brighter Side of Social Media

Posted no picture Sarah

no picture Sarah
Member since November 7, 2014
  • 5 Posts

These days with technology, many people come quick to criticize the use of social media, saying that it provokes social pressure to fit in. Many also argue that social media distracts people from being productive, resulting to a less productive generation. While these problems do exist within our generation, it is important to note that they aren't always present 100% of the time. In fact, social media is the cause to good things too. Take the Egyptian Revolution as an example. Egypt back at 20...


Posted no picture Gabriel

no picture Gabriel
Member since December 20, 2013
  • 4 Posts

The Internet can be a wonderful resource for children. They can use it to research school reports, communicate with teachers and other kids, and play interactive games. Children who are old enough to punch in a few letters on the keyboard can literally access the world - but that access can also pose hazards. When it comes to protecting children’s rights online, businesses must collaborate with other actors including governments, parents and policy makers, to take the necessary...


DOWNLOAD How do children see their rights affected by digital media and tools? In July and August 2014, 148 children in 16 countries took part in workshops to discuss the opportunities and risks associated with digital media; these discussions – and the voices of the child participants of the workshops – are reflected in this report. Findings were presented at the Day of General Discussion, a meeting focusing on digital media and child rights that was convened by the Co...

#Read2Riches: Social Media & Reading Culture

Posted no picture Fasoranti Damilola

no picture Fasoranti Damilola
Member since March 13, 2014
  • 15 Posts

As we scan for the latest gists on Social Media with our handy gadgets, today's youths are beginning to think towards climbing the seat of power, making their voices heard, reinventing the wheel of tradition and getting enlisted among world heroes via Social Media. Social Media is definitely marking its footprint on the productive years of the young people and adults alike. Teachers, educators and parents daily express their concerns as technology and Social Media seems to be t...

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