All posts tagged with: social media

Still Alive!

Posted August 18, 2014 Avatar Christopher Onoka

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Member since November 14, 2013
  • 7 Posts
  • Age 19

Hey guys! This post is just to assure you that I am still alive and well (: I have been pretty busy with exams. I'm writing my last exam for the term tomorrow so I'm looking forward to posting with more frequency! Things I'm happy about this week: 1) The "re-boot" of Internet activism. I'm sure you've all seen the ALS ice bucket challenge that has succeeded in raising donations within a few days to the ALS foundation by millions of dollars and has helped raise aw...


Phenomenon Of Social Sites

Posted July 27, 2014 Avatar Oksana Hirchak

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Member since July 6, 2014
  • 8 Posts
  • Age 20

Phenomenon of social sites has become one of the most important parts in the Internet environment and communicating technologies. Social sites have a big influnce on the lives of people. Due to Andreas Kaplan and Michael Haenlein's social media (synonym to «socail sites») «create highly interactive platforms through which individuals and communities share, co-create, discuss, and modify user-generated content. It introduces substantial and pervasive changes to communication betw...


Social media: A common activity

Posted July 23, 2014 no picture Elhachemi Sabi

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Member since July 1, 2014
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Using social media is one of the most common activities among today's youth. A recent survey in the U.S. shows that 51% of teenagers log on to their favorite social network at least once a day and that 22% of young people do more than 10 times daily (Common Sense Media, 2009). Sites like Facebook, YouTube or Twitter, which have developed at high speed during recent years are proving highly popular with young people, especially because they offer them the opportunity to be entertain...


Young People and the Internet

Posted July 1, 2014 no picture Kesia_Connect_Zambia

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My name is Kesia and I am 18 years old from Zambia. The internet - which includes Facebook, Google, twitter - plays the big part in the average youths everyday life. The internet has been received with many different opinions. Some have welcomed it with open arms but in some extreme cases it is declared evil. A wise man once said "a knife in the hands of a chef can be used to prepare a meal but the same knife in the hands of the murderer will be used to take a life." This saying...


Words of wisdom - in GIF form

Posted June 2, 2014 Avatar KateVOY

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http://24.media.tumblr.com/16291dccb4f10de47df82fec972f817e/tumblr_n6jvhsK7ip1twvfk9o1_400.gif

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Are you a fan of GIFs? Well the great news is that they can be included in your VOY posts. I think that they're a fun way of sharing words of wisdom and inspirational quotes, from films and other forms of media. We'll to post them on a regular basis with a short explanation of why they were chosen. But we'd love your suggestions and submissions too - either in the comments section or on Twitter (@voicesofyouth). This GIF is one that I created using a plugin for Google Chrome....


Be Smart, Be Well.

Posted May 24, 2014 no picture Victor Brown Omovbude

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  • 37 Posts
  • Age 22
From installing baby gates to fastening bike helmets and seat belts, parents put their kids' safety first. But once kids hit adolescence, the risks can become less obvious. When it comes to teen dating violence, for example, many parents are blind to the risk and so don't offer the help their children may need. Even when parents recognize teen dating abuse, their attempts to intervene can be off-target and often go ignored.

Source: http://www.besmartbewell.com/spotlight-newsletter/...

From installing baby gates to fastening bike helmets and seat belts, parents put their kids' safety first. But once kids hit adolescence, the risks can become less obvious. When it comes to teen dating violence, for example, many parents are blind to the risk and so don't offer the help their children may need. Even when parents recognize teen dating abuse, their attempts to intervene can be off-target and often go ignored. Given the alarming prevalence of teen dating abuse, all...


A Student From New York Was Accepted To All 8 Ivy League Schools In America

Posted April 5, 2014 Avatar S.Justice

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Member since March 20, 2014
  • 4 Posts
  • Age 12

A 17 year old boy has recently been accepted to all TOP 8 Ivy League Schools in America. We should be so proud that one of our children of 2014 has achieved something really immense, instead of being a typical kid who is interested in all social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr. He decided to take his brain to the next level and read books, study constantly, and go to school. This boy reminds me of my brother, my brother is 21 years old. He is my inspration bec...


Technology - the inventor of Sexting

Posted March 7, 2014 no picture Victor Brown Omovbude

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Member since February 9, 2014
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  • Age 22

Recently a friend of mine told me how a girl he met on a social network sent him nude pictures of herself for money - which he later sent to his other friends at a hostel. This and many more are yet untold of how teenagers send sexually explicit messages to flirt with someone and how some girls send nude photos of themselves because they were pressured by boys. "Technology, shaped our way of life positively but due to the misinterpretation of its usage, we flirt with its power and a great damage...


Media Education: Make it Happen! @iam_omovbude

Posted February 28, 2014 no picture Victor Ehi-Brown

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Media education is the process through which individuals become media literate - able to critically understand the nature, techniques and impacts of media messages and productions. In Canadian schools, there is a growing awareness for the need to connect classroom learning to the real world and to bring media content into the classroom for analysis, evaluation and discovery. Media education acknowledges and builds on the positive, creative and pleasurable dimensions of popular cu...


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