Some people believe famous people’s support of international aid organizations draws attention to problems, while others argue that celebrities make the problem less vital. From my perspective, this is likely to
Globally, 8% of boys and 25% of girls under 18 suffer sexual abuse. India is home to the world’s largest number of sexually abused children . One in ten children is sexually abused at any given time. I was shocked
Over the past few decades, we have had a huge change in our lives. Smart phones have made our lives somersault. When we wake up in the morning, we probably check our phone to see if someone sent a message. When we
Some people think historic buildings stand in the way of progress. Historic buildings have been standing for years, and these buildings are unsafe if we do not fix them. These old buildings need to be repaired
72% of the earth is covered by water. It would seem that there is plenty of drinking water. But, the truth is drinking water is less than 0.007% of the total water supply on the earth. The increase in pollution
Criminal offenders are imprisoned and released over and over again. Therefore, some people think that governments probably need to increase the length of time the prisoners are in jails so that they will not make
A football team was stuck in a dark underground cave in Thailand. It is generally accepted that the coach’s experience with meditation helped him and the team to stay calm, sitting and waiting. However,
Recently, one Chinese movie is becoming increasingly popular–Dying To Survive. The movie is based on a true story. It is about a man named Zhaoyong who is selling illegal medicine, which is used for chronic m
Today, one term is becoming increasingly popular: AI or Artificial Intelligence. What is the meaning of AI? There is a definition given by BBC news: “Artificial intelligence is about creating a computer mind that
Economist Alan B. Krueger (2012) writes that “the rise in inequality in the United States over the last three decades has reached the point that inequality in incomes is causing an unhealthy division in o
Depression is becoming a topic that more and more people care about. Chronic depression is a mental health issue. How to deal with depression is attracting more and more attention. It has become common for young
Depression has a lot to do with stress and stress leads to depression in a way. There’s so much situations and responsibilities that cause stress for the youth these days that it doesn’t surprise me that more and more young people are becoming depressed. This problem will probably be bigger in the future as well so hopefully we can reduce it by then for all.
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.