All posts tagged with: social media

The Brighter Side of Social Media

Publié 15 novembre 2014 no picture Sarah

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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...


#Read2Riches: Social Media & Reading Culture

Publié 2 octobre 2014 no picture Fasoranti Damilola

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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...


THE VOICE OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Publié 23 septembre 2014 no picture Katongo_VOY_CONNECT

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THE VOICE OF SOCIAL MEDIA# In today’s world people can communicate over great distances. You can even chat with someone who is on the other side of the globe as though you were in the same room. All this is possible because of social media. Social media is an essential tool in the work that we do as advocates for change and if anything voices of youth is a social networking site. Not long ago I had the privilege of attending the Zambia Children’s Climate Conference 7 and o...


Digital Media & Child Rights - 2014 Day of General Discussion

Publié 11 septembre 2014 Avatar KateVOY

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How many children around the world use the internet and mobile phones? How are children using social media? What are the risks to children using digital tools? What are the opportunities for improving access to information and education? The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child tells the world the rights that ALL children have. But the Convention came about in 1989 - long before the internet became available to everyone; long before nearly everyone had a mobile phon...


Still Alive!

Publié 18 août 2014 Avatar Christopher Onoka

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  • Age 20

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

Publié 27 juillet 2014 Avatar Oksana Hirchak

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  • 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

Publié 23 juillet 2014 no picture Elhachemi Sabi

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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

Publié 1 juillet 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

Publié 2 juin 2014 Avatar KateVOY

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Lien: http://24.media.tumblr.com/16291dccb4f10de47df82fe...

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....


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