In life some feel the need to prove something to others. That they are better, stronger, or even more intelligent. Whatever the case may be people will go through extreme measures to prove themselves. But who do we really need to prove anything to? Is it our parents? Friends? Enemies? Or is it even ourselves? Chris McCandless, deceased adventurer from “Into the Wild”, underwent many obstacles that seems highly ridiculous. Certain physical and mental challenges that could have prevented, Chris decided to do defying the chance of death or severe injury. But the real misunderstanding is who was Chris proving his manhood too?
The social media’s greatest advertising and influencing form of media is Twitter. There is no greater site or form of media than Twitter it is instantaneous. Twitter first was developed in in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams, Biz Stone, and Noah Glass and launched in July 2006. If teens wanted to travel to any major event and tweet about the event and gave input to moments it would be beneficial to public consumers. Teens become their own news or if teens want to just tweet about anything such as something that happened in school anyone that has twitter and follows this teen will know what teen said/tweeted instantly if they are on using. Which is crazy because it 's almost like teens can 't do anything now in silence.This is not a concern though but a idea and observation.
This year’s StayClassy fundraising initiative was record-setting. The State Fundraising initiative was able to raise $111,211 surpassing its goal and breaking records. This was primarily due to matching grants and strong dedication from JSA student leaders. It was a grassroots effort with many individual contributions under $50. Next year, I hope to further improve the State Fundraising initiative on StayClassy and set new records. Like previous years, I will work with JSA alumni, corporations, and foundations to secure matching grants. The matching grants are a good way to spark donations. On top of that, I wish to have a competition between states to see who can raise the most money before Fall State. The winning state will receive a special prize such as an extra $500 into their state’s StayClassy account.
In this article, the author speaks about how the next civil right should be the access to the internet in any household. You have to pay attention very well to the valid points that the author is saying. This article mostly focuses on the Latino community, which means that the Latinos are suffering the most with internet access at home, and he’s telling that they are the ones that we need to be helping because their children will have better grades at school when they have internet access at home. It is a very interesting article that also speaks about how the internet is starting to become apart of our daily lives, and school lives as well.
“Media Violence” is an article written by Christina L. Lyons. Lyons is a journalist who lives in Washington, D.C., and she has a primary focus on U.S. Government and politics. She began her career in Maryland as a newspaper reporter. She has contributed to several different articles published by CQ Press and Bloomberg Press, and has a master’s degree in political science from American University in Washington, D.C. The article explores whether or not children have too much access to violence via movies, television, video games, and social media. Although the topic is currently being widely explored, this article in particular does not seem to be well known. The intended audience for this article is adults, parents, or guardians.
The essay “Violent Media is Good for Kids” by Gerard Jones was published in 2000 by Mother Jones Magazine. The author has several works both in nonfiction and fiction that mostly revolve around comic books. In Jones’ essay, he examines the benefits of introducing violent media into the lives of our youth. Jones’ claims that violent media has helped to inspire people and kids to overcome everyday evil in the world.
On July 28, 1999, a 12-year-old Lionel Tate murdered a 6-year-old Tiffany Eunick when he was left alone while his mother was babysitting her. Tate’s mother had gone to the second floor to sleep leaving Lionel and his victim alone watching TV . According to Tate, he accidentally killed her by showing her some wrestling movements he had learned watching TV which lead to injuries such as “a fractured skull, fractured rib and swollen brain.” Two years later, Tate was sentenced to life imprisonment for first degree murder. This behavior may seem odd because it is not expected from a child; however, this is only one of many cases of aggressive behavior inspired by violent media. We are exposed to violence on TV, the internet and many other sources of information more than we think, “Globally, more than 1.4 billion households now own at least one TV set, representing 79 percent of total households” therefore it is not surprising that a report made by the DOJ (Department of Justice) of the United States stated that “By age 18 an American child will have seen 16,000 simulated murders and 200,000 acts of violence” , still there is evidence that may say otherwise, according to a study titled “Violent Video Games and Real-World Violence: Rhetoric Versus Data” there is not a significant correlation between violence on media and aggressive behavior .
In her essay, “I Had a Nice Time with you Tonight, on the app,” Jenna Wortham believes that social media apps are a helpful way to connect. Wortham swears by apps and is grateful that she can communicate with her boyfriend who is three thousand miles away. Yet some may challenge the view that Social Media apps are a reliable and effective method of communicating, Sherry Turkle stresses people are substituting online communication for face-to-face interaction. Although Turkle may only seem of concern to only a small group of people, it should in fact concern anyone who cares about the negative effects social media can have on people. In her eyes, nothing can replace person-to-person communication. Turkle herself writes that people who spend
Teenagers are spending so many hours a week online, it is affecting us in multiple ways. It results in us getting less of things we need most. There can be deeper problems within us by using too much social media. Lastly we do not know how to manage our time we spent too much time on social media. One good thing about social media is That it strengthens our relationships.
Parikh Rahul begins his essay by explaining why he thinks dangers for teens online are exaggerated. Parikh Rahul believes, the internet is a place that helps kids mature, “providing them a platform for self-expression, connecting with others, and social and political activism.” He explains that kids, who are on the internet, connect with people they know, rather than total stranger. Rahul is a physician who works with kids, teens and adolescent. His opinion on this article is important because he spend most of his time with teenagers and children. Even though his data might be misleading because he is basing most of his article after static as well, I believe that his import on this story is a necessity because not only does he work with kids; he’s also a parent as well.
For years we have been using media in everyday life (according to dictionary.com, media is the means of communication, as radio and TV, newspapers, magazines and the internet that reach or influence people widely). Media has become a very large part of our daily life. We find media all over, in our phones, music, computers, billboards, in class, and virtually anywhere else you can think of. In today 's world, we can 't go a day without seeing media. Sometimes the media can be violent, and sometimes that violence can cause children to act violently. In Fact, there have been multiple cases of people acting out in violent ways that has led back to the effect of media, people have even died because of others watching violence. One example of that would be the well known case of the Slenderman stabbing where two girls stabbed their friend 19 times to please the fantasy video game character Slenderman. Many teens listen, play and watch violence and say that they don’t feel they have been affected by media violence in any way. In fact, pycholgytoday.com states “the average American child will see 200,000 violent acts and witness 16,000 murders by the age of 18.” This may lead people to ask, if this is true, then why don’t more kids act out in violence? So the question stands, does media violence cause real world violence?
Violence is becoming our part of living. As the day passes by, parents let their children watching internet videos and playing video games thinking that it is ok for them. But what they do not realize that the kids who are watching violent videos, is unhealthy for them. Children who play games or watch fantasy videos are more likely to risk their lives in the real world. Thinking that copying what they see in the videos, is ok doing it in the real world. The best way to keep kids safe is by censoring violence in the media.
Immature kids can be harassed by the online stranger and it can be dangerous because they never know when they can be found by the stranger. Strangers can say things that aren 't true and kids might believe it . Kids can get into accidents when they are on social media like crashing or even injuries when they are too distracted on social
Have you ever seen a little kid dressed up as a superhero pretending to fly around and fight “bad guys.” Or maybe you’ve seen children chasing each other around with Nerf guns shooting each other will little foam bullets as they laughed and played? When looking at this on the surface, these games just look like acceptable average things for a young kid to do. While this might be “acceptable” and “average” for a kid to do in America, some people are doomed with the misfortune of having to actually go around and shoot people against their will. In TV shows and media in the U.S.A., they depict this same kind of violence as comedy. While this seems like a sick way to make people laugh, it is the reality. Young children are exposed to shows that influence their adolescent mind into thinking that violence is just a way of life, causing them to become aggressive, apathetic, and even harmful to others in the future.
“Properly structured violence arouse pity.” Said Aristotle in ancient periods, research studies made on the issue violence in media justifies his argument. Theorems on the issue dates back to 1960s. There are opposing arguments on how media effects society. As one of these articles It is stressed that as the amount of violent behavior seen is increased, the tolerance people have for brutality increases causing him/her become desensitized. Violence in media especially video games and films desensitizes violence to society by polishing marginal acts, meanwhile social media containing variety of unauthorized violent content upholds the effect and harms children more than any other age group.