Monday, November 22, 2010

Response to face book bullying research

          Bullying is bad in general, and you would think that bullying is worse in person than over the internet, think again. In the past few years, face book and other social networking websites like myspace are getting amazingly popular, and making lots of money from ads. Their are good things about these websites like the fact that you can talk to people that you haven't seen a while, or your friends that you see everyday. But then theirs a dark side to it. Everyday, hundreds of kids are getting bullyed or having fights over face book. And in the past, this has lead to serious things such as suicide, and running away.

         I got a great article on this subject o The whole thing is about face book and people who are helping. There's a club called "the trevor project", that helps a lot with cyber bullying. Theres also an application called "find help" that facebook and safety web came up with. Pretty much, it helps in detecting any abuse of peers occurring on the site. Not only can cyber bullying be detected, but so can depression, suicide, drug abuse, hate, and last but not least, runaways. This makes me happy that face book is doing social action to help us kids of america.


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Response on my research of litter.

 LITTER... I used to think this word was simple, and didn't think much of it, but ever since my class has started doing social issues, I have learned that its complicated, and in my opinion, one of the most important issues in the world. Although it falls under the category of pollution, I'm focusing on the single topic.
          When we first this assignment, in my head I really didn't want to do it, but now that I'm actually doing it, I regret that thought, because I'm having fun and learning a lot from it. My main source was sirs, on Its a great website, and has accurate good information. First, when I typed in "litter" , a lot of the things that came up didn't say litter, they said "trash". And right then, is when I realized what litter really was, TRASH. Just the thought of trash sounds and makes me think about dirty things, who likes dirty things? Nobody. So why do sososososo many people in this world litter? Nobody knows, but my goal is to help as many people as I can stop littering, or at least not as much. Walk around park slope for a while, and please try to find a single block that does not have any type of litter on it. If you do that would be great, but the thing is, you're not going to.

           In the article I found, written by Frank Greve from mcclachy newspapers, It said that litter experts say that "they estimate that deliberate trash tossing has fallen about 2 percent a year since the mid 70s in areas they have measured." Now, it makes me happy to hear that it is falling. But first of all its only two percent, and secondly, its only in certain areas of the world. So, that means that there could be different areas of the world that it isn't dropping, but it is increasing... well, I hope you have learnt that you really shouldn't litter, and it makes planet earth a worse place every time you do.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Poem on Littering Assignment # 6.


             DONT LITTER
      Its quite bitter
              dont be a critter
             AND LITTER
          its opposite of glitter
             it makes me sad
         its worse than my DAD
          AND ON TOP OF THAT............ IT MAKES ME MAAAAAAAAAAADDDD!!!!!!!!!

Observe your Surroundings Assignment # 2

Heres a list of social issues I have seen or noticed in my surroundings:

. Kids around my age getting mugged or beat up by near highschool students. (mostly john jay)
. Grownups or kids littering on the street or out of car windows.
. Kids calling other kids inapropriate or discusting  names the internet (mostly facebook).
. Racist remarks!

       All of this stuff makes me sick to my stomach! First of all kids getting mugged by bigger and stronger kids is just plain out wrong, and HAS to stop sooner or later. Who ever is picking on smaller kids are either messed up in the head or raised poorly. Secondly, I HATE when I see grownups litter!!!!!! They should know that its not good for the enviorment at all, and on top of that it might not effect their life but it will effect their great grandchildrens life!

Media/News assignment # 1

. Major bullying. like kids bringing guns and knives to school.
. Mom killing her infant daughter.
. Lady throwing a bucket of puppy's into a river.
. Facebook bullying.
. Train station stabber.

         All of these horrible social issues I saw on the news makes me think about how terribly horrible people there are in this world. Also, it makes me think about all of the social actions that could be done to solve or help these social issues. For facebook bullying, its mostly kids, so more schools should have big assemballys to show that that is a wrong thing to do. For kids bringing guns and knives to school, maybe the parents can raise them a bit better and make sure that doesn't happen again. At least this does not happen at ms51! In my opinion, there should be more police officers at train stations so their arent too many more train station stabbers.