All posts tagged with: social media

Technology - the inventor of Sexting

Posted March 7, 2014 no picture Victor Brown Omovbude

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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...


Self Exposure: Shared & Gone Viral

Posted February 12, 2014 Avatar JulieVOY

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Social media and the internet allows us to share videos, music, information, and photos. We can share these with hundreds, thousands, and sometimes millions of people- without us even knowing. Sometimes when you share with someone you trust, they may break that trust and share it others. What you would do? - Have you ever shared a photo online, like this girl in the video? - Based on your own experiences, is this an issue in your community? - Let's choose a different...


Does social media and mobile phones enable cyberbullying?

Posted February 11, 2014 Avatar JulieVOY

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The internet provides us with so many opportunities to socialize, entertain ourselves and learn; but there is also an unpleasant side. In recent years more and more people have been paying attention to the issue of ‘cyberbullying’ – which is bullying that takes place using digital tools like mobile phones and computers. What do you think... 1. Do you think that social media and the use of mobile phones is making it easier for young people to bully one another?...


UNICEF Voices of Youth & The Guardian Advertisement Contest

Posted February 3, 2014 Avatar KateVOY

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Marketing & advertising to children (and youth) is a growing business in many parts of the world attracting increasing attention from parents, regulators, business and civil society. Children often have unsupervised access to numerous forms of media: we see advertisements all the time through the T.V., radio, the internet, and even our social media networks. And there are growing concerns about the effects of marketing on children’s physical and mental health. Inappropriate...


Voices of Youth Inspire! "I had to overcome (my) shyness"

Posted January 6, 2014 Avatar JulieVOY

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Your name: My name is Kadiza Kone Your age: 22 years old Where are you originally from and where do you currently live? I grew up in Abidjan, the economical capital of Ivory Coast but I currently live in Accra, Ghana since 2010. According to your business card – what’s your job title? Journalist And how does that compare with what you wanted to do when you were 10 years old? When I was 10 years old, I wanted by all means, to be a TV personality. The t...


Why do we use social media?

Posted November 22, 2013 Avatar Emilia Siahaan

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  • Age 20

Social media is kind of a technological thing that is really near to our lives. Technological? I guess it will be too narrow if I said that it is only a technological thing. It has entered other aspects such as education, business, and social life. My country, Indonesia, is one of the countries with the largest users of social media. There are 19.5 million Twitter users, 65 million Facebook users, and 700 thousand Path users. WOW! Such large numbers! Even I am included in those s...


The Problem With Ask.fm

Posted November 21, 2013 Avatar JulieVOY

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"Little everyday things that we do can help people smile and have just a little more confidence."

Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/natasha-lerner/askfm...

Check out this blog post Voices of Youth found in the Huffington Post. 14 year old Natasha Lerner who attends LaGuardia High School in New York wrote this really interesting piece, and we want to know what YOU have to say about it.


How Strongly Can Social Media Influence and Control People’s Lives?

Posted November 2, 2013 Avatar Aulia Maharani Karli

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What comes to your mind when you hear the term “Social Media?" Perhaps some people thinking about the media that makes them able to meet and communicate with people around the world. While some others think about that, social media is the channel that gives them the chance to send and receive many information. Others think that social media is about the way we get many updates from people who we follow and maybe someone out there thinks social media is a part of a new marketing s...


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