by Javier L.
In January, Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) is putting new rules in place that will affect You Tubers forever. Coppa will charge a huge fine if a video is labeled for kids and they don’t feel it is appropriate for kids.
I think COPPA shouldn’t be targeting youtube because there's already a site CALLED You Tube Kids. Wow COPPA wow, You Tube is great. Save You Tube! We have to stop COPPA before all You Tubers are gone!! This is just my opinion on the situation.
by Jonathan C.
Just today (December 18, 2019), President Trump planned to sign an executive order that would make Judaism a race and nationality so that the Board of Education can make decisions against what Trump thinks of as Anti-Semitism in colleges.
The cause of this was mostly to respond against the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement against the Israeli government for its treatment of Palestinians. The result of this movement made many Jewish students on college campuses feeling targeted. Discrimination against Jews is still very common, though WW2 and the terror of the Nazis has long been over. The basic result of this protected Jews from many forms of discrimination, though they are not a race, at least for now. The real question is, should they become a nationality?
by Cherry L., Erika K., Jia C.
What is global warming?
Global warming is the increase in temperature of the Earth’s atmosphere. It has become a major problem for the Earth’s environment.
What is it caused by?
Global warming is caused by increased amounts of carbon dioxide and pollutants in the Earth’s atmosphere.
What are the effects of global warming?
Global warming has made glaciers melt, caused ice on rivers and lakes to break up, and plant and animal populations to decrease. In addition, trees are flowering earlier, sea levels are rising, and the intensity of heat waves has increased greatly.
How can you help prevent further consequences from global warming?
To pitch in, you can do many little things that can cause a tremendous change. For example, you can ride your bicycle or walk instead of riding in a car, which contaminates the air. You can also conserve water by turning off the tap while brushing your teeth. It takes a ton of energy to heat and treat your water. Saving water also reduces carbon pollution.
Do anything you can to protect the Earth.
By Alexa T.
You probably know what social media is. Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat,... You go on these apps and you post pictures, videos, and let others know what is going on in your life! But is social media dangerous, or okay for younger kids?
In my opinion, I do not think that younger kids should have social media. One of my reasons is that it affects young and growing minds. For example, if a girl sees an embarrassing picture of herself, her mindset would be greatly affected by that photo. Social media can lead to depression, and sometimes death.
Another reason that younger kids should not have social media is because they could be looking at inappropriate things. An example of this is if a child is looking at a game tutorial on Instagram that is not appropriate for their age.
Many people may think that social media is a good way to communicate with their friends. Maybe yes, but maybe no. Many people might become cyberbullies and their personality might change. You must remember that anything you post or send, will stick to that person forever.
To conclude, I think that people younger than 13 should not have any sort of social media, but if you do, try not to be influenced by what people say, and be careful of what you say and post.
by Maurya D.
Have you ever heard of deforestation? It kills between 3.5- 7 billion trees per year. Deforestation also kills 10-1,000 animal species per year. I strongly believe that deforestation is destroying our environment.
The first reason why deforestation is harmful is that animals lose their homes because of humans building space for themselves. The website, LiveScience says, “ An estimated 18 million acres of forest, which is roughly the size of Panama is lost each year.” Clearly this shows that deforestation is harming our environment.
A second reason deforestation is unhealthy for the planet is because too many living trees are getting cut down. National Geographic states, “But forests are disappearing at an alarming rate.” This is dangerous for the planet because trees give us oxygen and provide homes for 70% of animals on land.
The last reason deforestation is destructive to the planet is that animal species are going to become extinct. The website Pachamama says, “One of the most unsettling effects about deforestation is the loss of animal and plant species. About 70% of Earth’s animals live in forests.”
However, not everyone agrees with me. The website, Green Garage says that deforestation is fine. Green Garage says, “Deforestation provides more space for growth in land, it produces more materials, it allows for civilizations, and it allows job openings.” I disagree. Deforestation kills many animals species, plant species and reduces oxygen on the planet.
In conclusion, I strongly believe that deforestation is destroying the planet. Deforestation destroys animal habitats, kills animal and plant species and reduces oxygen levels.
by Aniela N.
The popular game, Fortnite went offline in mid October. Some suspect it was a move by the company to stir up drama and get people talking about the new chapter in the game. Take it with a grain of salt but it seems believable and it worked. The response by fans was to rage on youtube, and smash things. The game went back up after 2 days. Some fans worried it would stay down. If only it had…………..The world would have been saved!