Imagine if Sally posted her phone number in public through Facebook. A stranger viewed it and start calling and texting for so many times. Did she expect this creepy situation? Obviously not. Social media can be very helpful to share interesting ideas to the world. Almost people all around the world use this exciting tool. However, those people have to inform themselves that it also carries some dangerous risks of crime. Parents should filter their child’s social media pages because sometimes, social media can turn into a very dangerous thing but parents should not spy on their child. Critics may claim that parents are required to filter their child’s social media pages; however, this controversy fails to consider that teens can possibly control themselves.
Parents should filter their child’s social media pages because sometimes, social media can be dangerous. The reason is that some strangers might use private information that teens reveal through social media, resulting in hacking or stalking the user. According to Lucy Tang, 40% of online teens admit that they have friended strangers on social media. This quote shows that almost half of the teens are permitting stranger's friend requests on social media. As a result, teens have a huge risk of being in a dangerous position, meaning they might get involved in crimes because of those stranger’s revelations through social media. Therefore, teens are required to avoid those cruel crimes to keep themselves secured. If adults restrict teens' use of social media, this problem might be solved. For those reasons, adults have rights to protect their child from those risks.
However, there is another perspective that parents should rely on their child to be honest instead of spying on them because children have rights to protect their privacy. According to Dan, the father of three teenagers, “Even if I knew how to check Facebook post, tweets, and texts, I wouldn’t do it. I also wouldn’t read our diary, or snoop around your room when you are not home. I trust you and respect your privacy. The only thing is...trust is a two-way street. If at some point you started lying to us or deceiving us, then we would lose that trust.” From this testimony, it shows that parents should trust their kids not just doubt, and this will create the reliable relationships. However, teens are required to be honest, otherwise they will lose trust from their parents. And this causes the unwanted spying from them. To avoid from it, teens also need to be cautious of it and acknowledge that is important for teens to have open communication between parents and children. In conclusion, families are expected to be confident in each other but also try not to lose that trust and demonstrate it through different ways.
Some extreme parents claim that teens shouldn’t be allowed to use social media because social media can too dangerous for young children. According to Lucy Tang, 40% of online teens admit that they have friended strangers on social media. This example is used to illustrate that teens are in a dangerous position when using social media because they often accept the requests from strangers on social media. For example, they might reveal teen’s private information and steal their address. However, this controversy fails to consider that teens can possibly learn to control themselves not to accept friend requests from strangers if they talk about the dangers with their parents. In the article, “A family United Against Spying”, Ammon, 18, a high school senior argues that “Privacy is one of the most important freedoms in a person’s life. I believe the most effective thing for parents to do is to warn their kids by making clear exactly how easy it is to fall into an online, life-running trap. The dangers are real, kids need to be aware of the potential outcomes.” The evidence suggests that if you are warned by your parents about specific dangers, like friending strangers, parents don’t need to block the whole social media. If parents do it that way, then teens can get a chance to learn from using social media responsibly. People can learn from their parents about how the dangerous part of social media works and be cautious while using social media. Sometimes, social media allows people to have a learning experience and responsibilities. After looking closely at both sides of the issue and the evidence, it is clear that social media allows teens to learn about responsibilities alongside their parents.
In conclusion, parents need to watch out of the risks on social media for their child but also need to show that they can rely on them. Without the protection for the risks of social media, children might be involved in some troubles including harassment and stalking. However, parents should also not be too strict because children are free to develop their own privacy as well. Hopefully, in the future, parents and children can both understand the situation with the social media.
Summarize the "Don't Panic" video is a couple of sentences
We watched the video talking Hans Rosling about how to end poverty in 15 years. He talked about how extreme poverty survive, and he also showed some graphs to observe the changes of the population.
What were some interesting new things you took away from the video?
I was very surprised that 85% of people were extreme poverty in 1800 and, it is decreasing year by year. However, there are still a lot of people who are suffering from poverty today.
How does this video help you make better decisions later in life?
This video allowed me to think about how society in this world is difficult, how people in poor condition are having a difficult life. Now, I feel like I want to help them by donating or other ways to improve.
Our main topic was to use time wisely when you plan with your group members. In the video, we simply demonstrated the good example and bad example. I created the video with Chaeyeon and Jiyeon.
For a good example, we planned to act out that we are cooperating with the group members. For example, we tried to discuss and give ideas to the group and most importantly, we expressed the significance of time management. To not procrastinate, it is important to participate in the discussion with the group.
For the bad example, we acted out the opposite thing of a good example. This time, we decided to have a different personality ( character ) for each of us. Chaeyeon was the person who is trying to work hard. And Jiyeon and I were acting out the people who are procrastinating for a whole time. In the video, Chaeyeon was trying to ask others to work properly but Jiyeon and I didn’t listen at all. We pretended that we were looking at social media or listening to music. After filming it, we combined them together and edited.
The main reason we chose to pick this topic was because we all experienced this kind of situation in the past. For example, In another group project, we couldn't move on to the next step quickly that we wasted so much time. And in that presentation, we tried our minimum. We didn’t really fail but we also didn’t try our best. It was regrettable because if we had tried to work a little bit harder, then the presentation might improve a lot. So from my experience that I had mistaken, I hope the 6th graders are going to successfully use time wisely.
Many parents may be concerned about their children’s use of social media due to accessing to the inappropriate sites. Teens can possibly enter the inappropriate sites that can affect their feelings. For example, teens may access to the terrorist’s blog and get more violent or cruel. As a result, those inappropriate sites can cause teens to change their perspectives like being a terrorist. In conclusion, parents should be cautious and protect from the inappropriate sites so that they are safe.
In Medieval time, becoming the actual knights was hard.
Boys who were to become knights served an apprenticeship in another knight’s castle.During the apprenticeship, they learned the basic skills to become a knightThey learned to behave and practice good manners, how to ride a horse during the fight and how to fight, practicing with wooden swords and shield. At the age of 14, successfully- trained page became as squire ( shield for the knights ) They are told to help, serve the master loyally, look after master’s horse and behave respectfully to ladies. The knights also practiced fighting with squires to prepare for the actual fight.The knights practiced wrestling, jousting and sword skills with them. The boys in Medieval time were training very hard to become the powerful and successful knight.
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In this project, we were required to build water filter for each group. In this experiment, we were allowed to put some contaminant such as gravel, sand, and cotton inside the bottle to filter the water.
Group brainstorming ideas
First prototype design
For our first prototype, we decided to use this bottle to filter the water. We opened the big whole at the bottom of the bottle and flip over and then put some stuff in there. This time, we putt lots of sands,2 layers of cotton, gravel, and rocks.
Changes you had to make to the design
From the first prototype, we thought that we had too many sands so that the water got dirtier so we tried to use fewer sands. Also, we added some charcoals instead.
As a result, our prototype actually filtered the water but it wasn't completely clean and clear. Unfortunately, even though we've done experiment 3rd time already but the outcomes didn't have big changes
Overall impressions and opinions about the project
From this project, I was surprised because I actually didn't know that sands can filter the water and I thought it makes water dirtier. Also, it was very interesting to build prototypes and have progress on it to improve it.
In my video, I think I worked well on the background music ( BGM ) and how I spoke in the video. My poem is basically about the nature destruction caused by humans, so I wanted pick the music that fits to my theme or mood. Also I tried to speak clearly and express my mood, theme to the each word.
In my video I think the video that I made was too short. I also believe that I could have added more figurative languages and to my poem to make it creative.
What did you attempt to emphasises through your use of visuals, music, and reading (how you used your voice)?
I think in my video I tried to create the mood of sadness of how people destroys the nature so I picked the sad BGM, read my poem slowly with the expression of gloominess.
Advice for students who do this assignment in the future
If students are doing the same assignment in the future, I would like to tell them that it is very important to include/express your feeling for each words while speaking because without that, it is unclear to let them understand which mood or theme you are trying to tell.