Thursday, June 2, 2011

Question of the Day: Watch the Video - Do you think that technology has increased teenage depression and loneliness or does technology help t orelieve depression and loneliness?

I believe that etchnology can creat depression. Everyone has a Facebook account. Most of my friends post statuses on their wall every 2-5 hours daily. They usually say what they are doing, where they are going, or who they are with. If someone is at home they would probably feel some depressed because they are not out with their friends who are posting statuses on their wall having fun. So yes Facebook can cause depression on a person.

The side effects that the digital life is having on your real life.

The side effects the digital world has on me is very light. Yes, I have a phone, Yes I have a laptop and yes I have a Facebook account, but they do not hinder my activities. I use my phone on a daily basis, including while I'm in school. This does not distract me from getting my education, because I know that getting my education is way more important than using my phone. I text only when I'm done with my work in class. Many of my friends can not go a week without a phone or getting on Facebook, and that is sad.
I have went months without having a phone. Yes, it is challenging when you are used to friends texting and calling you every five minutes, but I had to realize what is more important, and that's what teens do not do. Your priorities come before anything. Not having a phone does not kill you. Think about it,if e did not have phones, televisions, computers etc, what would we be doing? Everyone would either be into books more or outside having fun. The education level would raise.
Their are to many distractions int he world that distracts everyone from their daily activities. When I see statuses on Facebook about other teens having fun while I am at home, I think of thing that ca occupy my time while I am inside. Their is no reason to get jealous about simple things. I do sometimes stop studying or stop homework to check a text but I do not reply until I'm done with my homework etc. My homework is more important than a text message. Nothing is more important than my education.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Question of the Day: Watch the Video Above. Read : Whose Fault Is It if a Child Is Failing in School?Write 3 paragraphs on your blog that support your opinion. (100 points). Tell us how you feel about the notion of punishing parents if their children are failing in school. Which of the proposals described in the article, if any, seem sensible to you? That is, should parents be graded, as has been proposed in Florida; forced to do school volunteer work, as has been proposed in Indiana; fined if children are truant, as is currently done in Alaska; or forced to attend parenting classes if the child is in a gang, as currently done in California? What complications might judging parents in any of these ways raise?

When you have a student failing in school their are many approaches you take to help that child. Teachers offer tutoring & extra help to improve the childs grade/s. Now if a students is failing becaus eof being late or absent to school theres not so much you can do. All a teacher can do is send home a letter or make a phone call.
Personally i believe that it is the students fault. Yes soemtimes you get to school a little late but you know that you have to get your work regardless. You can not always put the blame on the parents becaus ethey do not attend school with their child/ren. They are they thinking their children is at school getting an education while their at work.
You can ot judge parents parenting skills because you dp not know what goes on in their household, and you are not apart of their familiy.All you can do is help every step of the way to improve that childs grades etc.

Question of the Day: Read: Computer Games, Cell Phones Put Children at Risk of Joint Pain Children who play computer games and use cell phoainnes for long periods are at risk of serious wrist and finger pains, according to US experts. Health ... Cellphones Boost Health Across Globe Still think cellphones are bad for your health? In the poorest regions of the world they have the potential of saving millions of lives, a fact that far ... Do you think using cell phones too much is bad for our physical or mental health? Why?

Yes cell phones are bad for your health, they cause radiation, and can cause damage to your joints in your arms and your hands. I think that we should use phones less often.Usage of a phone is bad for your physical and mental health.