Newz Crew

[NC] Newz Crew Featured Discussion: Does Happiness Live in Cyberspace? 

In collaboration with the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, Global Kids has launched Newz Crew, a site where teens from around the world engage in rich online dialogues related to current events, public policy issues and digital media.



Below is a featured discussion from current dialogues happening on the site. Check it out!



This feature is taken from Newz Crew, Group 75: Does Happiness Live in Cyberspace?.



What do you think? Will increased internet use world-wide lead to a sadder planet?












Shujin no Kumo

04:55pm Jun 7, 2006 EST

In collaboration with the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, Global Kids has launched Newz Crew, a site where teens from around the world engage in rich online dialogues related to current events, public policy issues and digital media.



Below is a featured discussion from current dialogues happening on the site. Check it out!



This feature is taken from Newz Crew, Group 73: US School District to Punish Students for Web Postings!.



What do you think? Is the school district overstepping its authority by regulating what students post to the internet away from school? Who should be responsible for teenagers who recklessly use the internet?












Benji

11:26am May 29, 2006 EST

In collaboration with the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, Global Kids has launched Newz Crew, a site where teens from around the world engage in rich online dialogues related to current events, public policy issues and digital media.



Below is a featured discussion from current dialogues happening on the site. Check it out!



This feature is taken from Newz Crew, Group 71: Columbine Computer Game 'Trivialises' School Shootings!.



What do you think? Can a video game be used to promote discussion of a controversial subject?










XxfroggerxX

04:35pm May 19, 2006 EST

Saying surfing the web is equivalent to reading a newspaper or talking on the phone, an administrative law judge has suggested that only a reprimand is appropriate as punishment for a city worker accused of failing to heed warnings to stay off the Internet.

An administrative Law Judge reached this decision in the case of Toquir Choudhri, a 14-year veteran of the Department of Education who had been accused of ignoring supervisors who told him to stop browsing the Internet at work.

The judge wrote, "It should be observed that the Internet has become the modern equivalent of a telephone or a daily newspaper, providing a combination of communication and information that most employees use as frequently in their personal lives as for their work."

You can read the full article here.

Do you think that surfing the web is equivalent to making a phone call or reading the paper at work? Should employers be concerned with how their employees use the internet at work?

[NC] Newz Crew Featured Discussion – Myspace Tackles Teen Safety Concerns 

In collaboration with the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, Global Kids has launched Newz Crew, a site where teens from around the world engage in rich online dialogues related to current events, public policy issues and digital media.



Below is a featured discussion from current dialogues happening on the site. Check it out!



This feature is taken from Newz Crew, Group 68: MySpace Tackles Teen Safety Concerns!.




What do you think? Are sites like Myspace responsible for protecting its users from predators? Or does the responsibility belong to users and their parents?









keke09

01:46pm Apr 16, 2006 EST

[POD] 4. Newz Crew 

Newz Crew (audio). This podcast serves as an introduction to the online dialogue Newz Crew and how Global Kids Leaders are using it to support youth around the world in discussing current events related to digital media.


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[NC] Newz Crew Featured Discussion: Video Game Addiction 

In collaboration with the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, Global Kids has launched Newz Crew, a site where teens from around the world engage in rich online dialogues related to current events, public policy issues and digital media.



Below is a featured discussion from current dialogues happening on the site. Check it out!



This feature is taken from Newz Crew, Group 61: Video Game Addiction.












Mag

11:51am Feb 28, 2006 EST

I have been addicted to a few games in my life Diablo 2 and World of warcraft and I was asking your opinions on the subject because there are statements of people being on these games 8hrs a day.