An important purpose of our government, as stated in the Preamble of the U.S. Constitution is insuring domestic tranquility. The president of the U.S. plays an important role in ensuring our government’s ac
I am impressed by your essay, “Restricting Online Speech in the Name of Students Safety”, you convey your message clearly and persuade me towards your point. I really like your introduction where you make your stance on how it is the schools responsibility to stop/prevent cyber-bullying. With that thesis it helps me know that I will be…[Read more]
Imagine you find out some kids from your school created a Facebook page dedicated to making fun of you. How would you feel? See we were given a right, a right that is protected by the First Amendment to the
I am impressed by your essay “Cyberbullying” because you demonstrate situations that really happen. Also, using this strategy pulls me towards your side. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is “Imagine you find out some kids from your school created a Facebook page dedicated to making fun of you. How would you feel?” I think this is strong. This gives strategy gives me a lot of emotions towards this situation. Thanks for your writing. I look forwards to seeing what you write next, because you add a lot of detail and real life situations. This gives a lot of persuasion on pulling me more towards your side.
Wow Brigney, this post about cyberbullying is amazing. The details and the examples you used were so vivid and placed so well in your essay that it made the story line so clear. Whoever reads this genius essay their eyes will be open to the truth about cyberbullying including what damage and harm it does to students and teachers. Heres a website that I thought would help you continue your essay if you wish to expand your essay…https://www.stopbullying.gov. Thank you so much for your essay and ideas.
I am saddened by your post, “Do The Police Deserve Our Trust”, because I don’t think it is right for a young 9 year old child to have to see the terror in their parents faces each time a police officer drives by their home. People need to feel safe in their community and especially in their own homes. Uniforms are their to prote…[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.