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Uncovering digital habits among teens in 'Africa’s Silicon Valley'

Publié 12 septembre 2013 Avatar KateVOY

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Mary* (16) and Portia* (17) live in Kawangware - a low-income neighbourhood in Nairobi, Kenya. Neither are currently attending school – Portia is helping her family by looking after her older sister’s baby while Mary is studying to become a hairdresser to supplement her family’s income. Nevertheless, both have their own mobile phones and consider them to be prized possessions. They both started using Facebook about seven months ago, and when asked, consider themselves to be...


Tweet up your mind!

Publié 19 septembre 2013 no picture Arya Satya Nugraha

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Social Media Phenomenon: What Could Be Easier Than Speak Up Our Mind? "Tweet up our mind" could be. I have attended two schools in two different Asian countries. One is in an emerging country (which happens to be my country of origin) and the other is in an affluent city-state. Students in both schools do not seem eager to speak up in the classroom. I guess in countries where the olders are so much respected, the likelihood of youngsters becoming silent is hi...


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

Publié 2 novembre 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...


The Problem With Ask.fm

Publié 21 novembre 2013 Avatar JulieVOY

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

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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.


Why do we use social media?

Publié 22 novembre 2013 Avatar Emilia Siahaan

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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...


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

Publié 6 janvier 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...


UNICEF Voices of Youth & The Guardian Advertisement Contest

Publié 3 février 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...


Does social media and mobile phones enable cyberbullying?

Publié 11 février 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?...


Self Exposure: Shared & Gone Viral

Publié 12 février 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...


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