I am satisfied with your post because you offer great solutions to poverty and lack of healthcare and food.
One thing you said that stands out for me is: “First, every single citizen in Oakland should receive free health care because somebody’s health is very important in their life. If Oakland offered free healthcare for every cit…[Read more]
My remix of the Tortoise and the Hare show how there can be different endings of a moral story based on the decisions made. I used this story because it teaches the reader a moral and how are actions can affect
I am very happy with your post, “Climate Change,” because it gives an idea of how important it is to discuss these issues worldwide. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “I would like to know more about specific legislation that can be passed and how the government can promote the use of other forms of trans…[Read more]
While many people have spoken about the issues of social media they continue using it recklessly and making many think images are important. Users of social media understand that people may post for opinions,
Lidia, Hey lidia i totally agree about everything you are saying.I too feel like social media is a place where it can make you feel insecure because you don’t look a certain way.I also agree that people use social media as platform to make other kids feel bad about anything.I believe that you should be able to post what you feel and people should keep their negative,dumb comments to them selves.
Lydia, this topic is a very intriguing one, I believe social media has become a platform that is being used for reasons other than its original intended purpose. I believe it has become a symbol of status and presents an opportunity for cyberbullying to occur. I believe that social media has changed the way we judge others, especially the ones we don’t know and I also believe that it can be a very inaccurate depiction of who someone is in real life. However, I do believe that this image of self that people put online is a positive innovation to society. If you look at it in a different light, social media is our way of self expression. People can portray their creativity and who they are in an effort to “advertise” themselves as a sort of product that others may want to connect to. I believe this aspect of social media must be looked at, however I do agree with the negative aspects that you have listed in your post. Thank you for sharing and I hope this helps!
I am very interested by your post, “Drugs affecting children and parents” because it is an unfortunate true thing that happens everyday and many innocent are put in danger with no help.One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “Parent’s should be more mature and they should think before they act. If children are being a…[Read more]
I am very amused with your post, “Gang Violence in Our World,” because it is describing a very important issue in today’s age. People especially the youth expose themselves to unhealthy acts. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “This is significant because when youths join gangs, they get exposed to drugs, sex, guns,…[Read more]
I am very interested and delighted about your post “The effects of Prison On Mental Health” because it focuses on a topic that many don’t think about. Learning about mental health is something i enjoy learning because it teaches me a lot. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “For instance the isolation and lack of physi…[Read more]
This is a youth-powered publishing platform that was started in 2003 by a group of teachers from local sites of the National Writing Project.
We merged several earlier blogging projects. We have found that there are many advantages to bringing students together in one site that lives beyond any particular class. It’s easier for individual students to read and write about their own passions, to connect with other students, comment on each other’s work, and create multimedia posts for each other. Further, it’s been exciting for us to pool our knowledge about curriculum, connected learning, and digital literacies.
There are over 8,000 posts and over 13,000 comments by young people on the site on topics as diverse as the American Dream, Shakespeare, and sports as well as original poems and stories.
Youth Voices is a platform for youth to write about their interests, both in school and outside of school: what they are reading, what their hobbies or future careers might be, what they enjoy in their spare time. Like all of us, students follow our national leadership and form opinions. They are also welcome to write about those topics as well.
Youth Voices is fully non-partisan and welcomes youth of all types, from all regions, and with all viewpoints. Educators support youth in writing and thoughtfully responding to each other through the use of commenting guides, using tags to show common interests, playlists to support self-guided inquiry; opinions expressed by writers are their own.
If being part of such a community makes sense to you, we invite you to join us. We welcome all youth and any teacher interested in having students publish online and participate in the give and take of a social network like Youth Voices.