Trey, this post is more powerful than the last. I can see your point of view more. I enjoyed reading this post and the points you brought up. I agree that this is a serious issue and wonder how we can come to an agreement on dealing with the deaths our country have been experiencing. Good work!
I enjoyed reading your letter. I appreciate people speaking up to the governor for the citizens of Flint. We have been speaking on this issue for a longer amount of time than when it came to light for others, and need for young people to continue the conversation for a basic human right. Thank you for using your voice!
I think small screens are a curse that we have to deal with these days. A curse that holds enough blessings that it’s worth it. We all have some level of love and hate with technology. We can’t always have a large screen with us. So I guess we need to just suck it up and deal with it. Unless we want to chuck it all…
I enjoyed reading your post. I believe there are many positive things about small devices, but they can also cause some problems. I feel people do not feel as comfortable taking to someone in person because of cell phones. Making a phone call or texting someone is a lot easier, but can sometimes be less professional. I think that it is a good idea to take a break from screens once in awhile.
Great writing, I completely agree that small screens have caused harm but are still a necessary part of society. Mostly everyone I know uses a cell phone to communicate to one another. With so many possibilities of communication, relationships could be ruined. When you said that these “small screens” are causing hate and bullying I can relate to that. I see posts on Instagram, twitter, and snap chat all the time making fun of someone or just being mean. I believe that every single person should take a little bit of time out of their day to be unhooked from everything. Taking away cell phones and technology will be impossible, like you said, but I just think that these small screens are annoying. For example when I’m talking to someone in person but they are on their phone, I just wanna scream “STOP!” Something needs to be done about the overuse of technology.
It’s hard to say whether or not small screens are a help or a curse, because I view them as kind of being both. I understand why some people believe small screens to be beneficial because they can be very useful in finding information quickly. It makes more sense to look something up on your phone then go find the nearest computer and look it up. However, I think that some people use their small screens for bad purposes, such as bullying. I would say that it is easier to communicate through a screen than it is to face-to-face. Also, I found your post to be interesting and point out a lot of important things.
Jessyca, I strongly agree with your point in this post. I am currently researching the positive and negative effects of social media on the brain. I also agree with you that we are at a point in society where it would be virtually impossible to completely dispose of phones and social media. However, there is a solution. I recently read an article about an app that tells you when you’ve spent an unhealthy amount of time on social media. The amount of time is determined by studies that found how much time one should spend on social media before it negatively affects their mental health. Here is a link to the article: https://link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/A527334872/STND?u=pioneer&sid=STND&xid=7cc623b6
This is a youth-powered social network 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.
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.