Steve Maher, the teacher we profiled at Chatham High, talks about how he can bring his lessons alive to his students using audio and video, making their education seem relevant and multidimensional. The video opened my eyes to the generation gap between children and parents. That story started Dretzin thinking. The movie definitely leans towards the perspective of concerned parents, pointing out things like how students use it to circumvent assignments, or to find people who encourage them in unhealthy habits, or as an enabler for bullying. Cite one current event from the past year where a young person has been affected positively or negatively by being active online. The change I would consider making is shifting this to a small group activity.
I think you briefly showed some news headlines about this story. He is now a first-year cadet at the U. The case I looked at was that of Jesse Logan. It didn't require a lot of courage to speak on camera about the intimate dynamics in his family, Hunter said recently, though he did express relief when he was assured that his family had been treated sympathetically in the film. Since boot camp, a lot has changed in my life. However, when she went online, the Internet enabled her to create Autumn Edows, and completely change her identity to thousands of other people online.
You also might look into a Web site called. The Internet provides teens with three things—self-expression by setting up shop in a little corner of cyberspace, a place to complain about the annoying adults and other authority figures in their lives, and the ability to connect with one another. Do you think it would be easy or difficult for you personally? Most people are themselves on the internet. It really saved her life. My Web site is going to be finished soon, so please check for updates! Greg graduated from Chatham High School in 2007. I don't think that the Internet transforms healthy kids into unhealthy kids, well-adjusted kids into troubled kids.
Most of the kids on the program talked about the pictures, and how they love the comments. Social media is just social media, and in most cases, it does more harm than good. I was waiting for you to touch on the Megan Meier story. Through social networking and other Web sites, kids with eating disorders share tips about staying thin, and depressed kids can share information about the best ways to commit suicide. In that respect, that's why we gave her the latitude we did. My young adult friends, let us work together to bridge the cultural gap for the sake of the young and the old. I urge you to get in touch with him; he has where he can receive e-mails and the information is on Frontline's Web site.
She appeared, at first, to be working through it — she even went on the news to advocate for other people in her situation, to help speak out against bullying like this. However, privacy needs to be enforced. I'm taking college courses in Morris County. The only thing that I would really say is different for me at least is that instead of worrying about her looking over my shoulder, I am worried about her hacking into my computer and finding out what I am putting up on the Internet even though nothing is illegal and compromising. I think it is fair to consider these people celebrities, as long as we continue the old trope of acknowledging different levels of celebrity such as A-list or B-list.
Why do you think the number of parents who reported the Internet being a good thing for their children has decreased? Life at the academy restricts many different Internet uses. As was stated in the previous post on the psychology of blogging, perhaps Autumn Edows and personal bloggers have something in common. What are the positive and negative consequences of blurring the line between being a celebrity and a regular person? The second issue is blogging as a means to redefine identity. I mean, it got to the point where I was on the computer literally all day replying. Most kids are going to be just fine. Rachel Dretzin and John Maggio: You touch on a very common dilemma. Is computer use eroding real socializing? On one level, the concept that anyone can be famous has made it more competitive to be famous.
I know what it's like to work as part of a team and to push myself beyond what I ever thought I could do. Thus, this documentary proved that in this generation, the internet has monopolized communication, and that our generation will truly rely on the internet. Amy Sondova is a writer specializing in media writing, including interviews and reviews, as well as blogging. It gave her some kind of control. Now, instead of being known for a contribution to society, you can become known for shoving a bunch of hot peppers in your mouth at once. .
It's faster and it allows you to multitask while you're doing it. As for taking photos of themselves doing illegal or inappropriate things, I think that's partly because of the voyeuristic culture they're growing up in. I try to keep that balanced with moments where I unplug, and especially with doing things just for myself like working out, but I admittedly am incredibly attached to the internet. Rachel Dretzin and John Maggio: John Halligan, the father of the boy in the film who committed suicide, has has had quite a bit of experience dealing with the difficulty of involving law enforcement in cyberbullying cases. The Internet allows young people to express themselves, experiment with different perspectives, and play with aspects of their identity. Fixating on anything in life all the time is unhealthy. I guarantee that I would have yelled at a guy or girl that took physical evidence of me doing something that I could get in trouble for.
Rachel Dretzin and John Maggio: The data-mining issue, while very disturbing to most adults, did not seem to trouble the kids we talked to. I think my whole experience has given me a new outlook on technology and the use of the Internet. I also think that kids can be especially open in front of a camera. The internet is not that big of a deal. Few of them seem to ever stop and just stare at the ceiling, read a book, or do nothing. Down below you can find her interview from a website.
While you might hesitate to say something mean knowing you would have to see someone look hurt, or even knowing you would be possibly physically threatened by them, online you can feel completely disconnected by not having to visually see their emotional reaction. Kids today can close their door and go online and say and do all sorts of stuff without ever making any noise or leaving the house. Multiple sources like and show that although crime rates are down in America, many people perceive them as having increased, or at least being higher than they actually are. As in, maybe she is famous in the way that the local high school quarterback might have been famous. As she scouted for a location, she found that several local schools, including Chatham High School and Morristown High School, where she filmed, were willing to be open on the subject, she said. Not because I dislike being alone necessarily which I think may be a motivator for many people , but because I like the feeling of always having something new to think about or to entertain me.