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 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 article about the Hungry Ghost Festival in China starts with a comparison of typical ghosts in Western literature and pop culture like these three:
Casper and the ghosts who appear in Ghostbusters and Harry Potter:
But as the article explains, the Hungry Ghosts in China are a different story.
Read all about what they are and how to appease them:
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):