Cyberbullying has become a huge problem due to the rise of the internet and the creation of many social media platforms. This form of harassment can contribute to the disruption of school districts and students
Dear Eric: I am very moved with your post, “Coronavirus Outbreak,” because it helps inform people about what is going on with the virus. It also gives us precautions to take in order to protect ourselves from the virus. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “To prevent new coronavirus infections, we need hygienic habits, such as … s…[Read more]
Dear Mathew, I am interested in your post because you seem to look at things from another perspective. Not a lot of people think about the ¨What if¨ in anything. I believe that people should be grateful for the things they have because none of what we have today, like phones and computers, existed a long time ago. Something that was i…[Read more]
Dear Mae, I 100% agree with you that animal testing should stop. This tissue chip will hopefully decrease the number of animals harmed in laboratory testing. Animals have rights too even though they can’t fight for them like we do. One thing that stood out to me was “These chips could even be more effective than animal testing. ” This sto…[Read more]
Dear Kevin, I agree that all the people that didn’t go to school or work made the right decision. This boycott showed many people that immigrants and their children are needed. Even if it was only for a day some people may have realized that if all the immigrants/latinos/hispanics did not go to school, shop at stores, eat at restaurants, go…[Read more]
Dear Julliana, I am interested in your post because it gives true statements about Donald Trump. I am as bewildered as you on why and how he even won presidency. He honestly has no right to talk bad about other countries and other cultures. One thing you said that stood out to me was ¨He had no solutions to fix out problems¨. This stood out t…[Read more]
Dear Caitlynn, I agree with the fact that you said that Donald Trump is a joke. The only thing he is bringing is hate and fear into our country. I can’t believe that someone like Donald Trump can have supporters that say he is great when the only thing he is is racist and uneducated. One thing you wrote that interested me was ”He thinks t…[Read more]
In the chapter Alone in Germany, Farah talks about how she was chosen to go to Germany because of the little resources in the Afghan hospital. Farah was afraid of leaving her family to go to an unknown place.
Dear Jasmin, I agree, leaving family behind seems very difficult, even if you know that you are going to see them again. It seems like that makes a lot of sense, I mean most people are raised by and with their family members so that is just what they are used to. So it seems funny when people give others a hard time for being homesick and whatnot. I would guess moving away from home will probably be kind of exciting, but also sad, and probably at least a little bit scary. Rylan Rawson
I completely agree! I think that Americans don’t understand the struggle that people face when they flea for their lives to come to America. We live these lives that might be difficult, but we aren’t being persecuted for being ourselves. I think it would be so amazing if we could step into the shoes of refugees and immigrants and try to understand their hardship.
Dear Monica, I am interested in your post because you show how your book connects to the real world. One thing you said that stands out to me is “I hope that people start realizing that they shouldn’t just right away judge someone because of their stereotypes.” I think this is interesting because that is exactly what people are doing every…[Read more]
In the first few chapters of The Other Side of the Sky, Farah talks about her childhood and family traditions. She also talked about how she loved school. The thing that most fascinated her was the sky, stars,
According to the book, Necessary Roughness, A boy named Chan and his family are moving from L.A. to Minnesota. Chan’s uncle apparently had problems paying his rent while in Minnesota, causing his brother, Abogee (
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.