The California Sunday Magazine has a whole issue about teenagers this month. Because:
“We wanted to see how they’re living right now in the world adults made for them and how they’re beginning to change it — and maybe get a glimpse of where we’re all headed together.”
Here’s the cover photo:
Life advice from teen experts — how to meet new people, how to get people to care about something, how to say no, how to throw a good dance party (and more)
The two hour commute — see how three teenagers commute, with illustrations
How they do lunch
A conversation about social media and politics
This is a great model for a cross-cultural comparison or a research project about teenagers or university students in Japan: Find people to survey, ask good questions, analyze their answers, add photos and illustrations.
This “news” made me laugh:
Japanese ramen-maker Nissin wants to end “noodle harassment” with a slurp-canceling fork
And it made me think about the spaghetti eating scene in one of my favorite movies, “Tampopo”:
A third video, minus the subtitles, if you want to try to translate it yourself
This is a series of PSA (public service announcements) from Common Sense Media about how our lives would probably improve if we had device-free family meals. Do you eat meals with your family? Do you have a device-free meal policy? Do you have the TV on when you eat? If you’re living alone, do you use your smartphone when you’re eating?
This is a very powerful PSA about online bullying. The fact that it’s filled with swearing should not, I think, stop people from sharing it, even with students.
The video made me think about an article I read earlier about Twitter (“One person’s history of Twitter, from beginning to end” from Medium).
Something to discuss (from about halfway through the article):