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Solitude And the Fortresses Of Youth - The New York Times
oldie but a goodie: "And so we censor the art they consume and produce, and prosecute and suspend and expel them, and when, once in a great while, a teenager reaches for an easy gun and shoots somebody or himself, we tell ourselves that if we had only censored his journals and curtailed his music and video games, that awful burst of final ugliness could surely have been prevented. As if art caused the ugliness, when of course all it can ever do is reflect and, perhaps, attempt to explain it."
growingup  teenager  parenting  censorship  art 
4 weeks ago by cwinters
A Stanford dean on adult skills every 18-year-old should have — Quartz
This question originally appeared on Quora: What are the skills every 18 year old needs? Answer by Julie Lythcott-Haims, Author of NYT bestseller How to Raise an Adult; former Stanford dean; podcast host.
1. An 18-year-old must be able to talk to strangers
Faculty, deans, advisers, landlords, store clerks, human resource managers, coworkers, bank tellers, health care providers, bus drivers, mechanics—in the real world.
The crutch: We teach kids not to talk to strangers instead of teaching the more nuanced skill of how to discern the few bad strangers from the mostly good ones. Thus, kids end up not knowing how to approach strangers—respectfully and with eye contact—for the help, guidance, and direction they will need out in the world.
leadership  college  teenager 
6 weeks ago by rgl7194
Well-Versed: 1952 | Shorpy | Old Photos
Columbus, Georgia, circa 1952. "Churches -- St. Luke Methodist." 4x5 inch acetate negative from the Shorpy News Photo Archive. View full size: http://www.shorpy.com/node/23349?size=_original
church  teenager  shorpy  photography  history  50s  fashion  bowtie 
6 weeks ago by rgl7194
Cameron Kasky, Jaclyn Corin, David Hogg, Emma González and Alex Wind Is on the 2018 TIME 100 List | Time.com
America’s response to mass shootings has long followed a predictable pattern. We mourn. Offer thoughts and prayers. Speculate about the motives. And then—even as no developed country endures a homicide rate like ours, a difference explained largely by pervasive accessibility to guns; even as the majority of gun owners support commonsense reforms—the political debate spirals into acrimony and paralysis.
This time, something different is happening. This time, our children are calling us to account.
The Parkland, Fla., students don’t have the kind of lobbyists or big budgets for attack ads that their opponents do. Most of them can’t even vote yet.
But they have the power so often inherent in youth: to see the world anew; to reject the old constraints, outdated conventions and cowardice too often dressed up as wisdom.
The power to insist that America can be better.
obama  politics  guns  teenager  high_school  writing  protest 
8 weeks ago by rgl7194
Daring Fireball: Barack Obama on the Parkland Students
Barack Obama, writing for Time magazine’s “Most Influential People of 2018” on Parkland, Florida students Cameron Kasky, Jaclyn Corin, David Hogg, Emma González, and Alex Wind:
America’s response to mass shootings has long followed a predictable pattern. We mourn. Offer thoughts and prayers. Speculate about the motives. And then — even as no developed country endures a homicide rate like ours, a difference explained largely by pervasive accessibility to guns; even as the majority of gun owners support commonsense reforms — the political debate spirals into acrimony and paralysis.
This time, something different is happening. This time, our children are calling us to account.
The Parkland, Fla., students don’t have the kind of lobbyists or big budgets for attack ads that their opponents do. Most of them can’t even vote yet.
But they have the power so often inherent in youth: to see the world anew; to reject the old constraints, outdated conventions and cowardice too often dressed up as wisdom.
The power to insist that America can be better.
He has such a distinct writing style — I can hear his voice as I read his words.
obama  politics  guns  teenager  high_school  writing  protest  daring_fireball 
8 weeks ago by rgl7194
Good and Plaid: 1960 | Shorpy | Old Photos
Columbus, Georgia, circa 1960. "Cotillion." Which seems to be two boys short and two girls tall. 4x5 acetate negative from the News Photo Archive. View full size: http://www.shorpy.com/node/23288?size=_original
shorpy  photography  dance  teenager  60s  fashion 
9 weeks ago by rgl7194
Gun Policy Is Already Changing In The Wake Of Parkland | FiveThirtyEight
After a shooter killed 17 people in a school in Parkland, Florida, last month, the political question dominating public discussion was whether the event would result in any policy changes that were backed by gun control advocates. In the past, outrage spurred by mass shootings has often been met by inaction in Congress and state legislatures.
But this time has been different — and not just in terms of how much pro-gun control activism it has sparked, including last week’s March for Our Lives. Since the Parkland shooting, a slew of gun control measures have been adopted at the local, state and federal level, while the private sector has moved to make guns less available, and some proposals to expand gun rights have been stalled. Although most of these changes are fairly limited in scope and fall far short of gun control advocates’ goals, they represent a shift in momentum from expanding gun rights to constricting them.
Here are the biggest developments.
guns  activism  protest  high_school  teenager  politics  gov2.0  538 
9 weeks ago by rgl7194
Why High School Musicals Should Be As Respected As Sports Programs Are
The arts are important, too.
When I was in middle school and high school, I felt like I lived for the musicals that my school orchestrated. For those of you who don’t know, a musical is an onstage performance wherein actors take on roles that involve singing, and often dancing, to progress the plot of the story. While it may sound a little bit nerdy to get up in front of an audience to perform in this manner, this is something you cannot knock until you try it. For some reason, though, many public schools have de-funded arts programs that would allow these musicals to occur, while increasing the funding for sports teams. There are a few things that are being forgotten when sports are valued more than musical programs in high schools.
schools  teenager  musical  art  respect 
12 weeks ago by rgl7194
Pope Francis tells young people not to let adults silence them | New York Post
VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis, starting Holy Week services leading to Easter, urged young people on Sunday to keep shouting and not allow the older generations to silence their voices or anesthetize their idealism.
Francis spoke a day after hundreds of thousands of young Americans and their supporters answered a call to action from survivors of last month’s Florida high school massacre and rallied across the United States to demand tighter gun laws. He did not mention the demonstrations.
The 81-year-old Roman Catholic leader led a long and solemn Palm Sunday service before tens of thousands in St. Peter’s Square, many of them young people there for the Catholic Church’s World Day of Youth.
pope  religion  church  children  teenager  protest 
12 weeks ago by rgl7194
The 25 Best Teens in TV History | Consequence of Sound
These are the complex, layered, and deep teens who always kept us glued to the screen
The very best thing about the teenage experience is not being one anymore. Our experiences at that age — so many of them formative — tend to be outsized, larger than life, either life-changingly great or earth-shatteringly horrible in equal measure. That excess of emotion makes such times easy to recall. It also makes for great storytelling, whether you’re a grown-up or not.
It would be easy to make a list of television’s greatest teens that numbered into the hundreds. There are countless shows aimed right at the 13-to-19 set, and even more that just happen to feature a character that fits into, or ages into, that complicated range. With this list, we’ve attempted to narrow to the cream of the crop, the Homecoming Court of TV history. In doing so, we had to ask ourselves what made a great fictional teenager, and we asked some other people as well.
tv  teenager  top_ten  ranking 
12 weeks ago by rgl7194
Understanding the technologies shaping us, so we can shape them – World Wide Web Foundation
Understanding the technologies shaping us, so we can shape them
One of the most hopeful features of technology is that it’s always evolving. If we don’t like the way a technology is working, we can change it. This, of course, is a complex and constant challenge, but one that all of us — civil society, policymakers and citizens — must take up to ensure the digital tools we use benefit ourselves and our communities.
To identify what changes are most needed, it’s important we fully grasp the dynamics of any given technology. That’s why the Web Foundation conducts original research to help understand the issues, contexts and levers of change in the areas where we work.
Last year we published research on the potential impacts of key emerging technologies, focusing on low and middle-income countries which are often overlooked in the future of technology debate. Now, in collaboration with partners, we’re digging deeper into questions around algorithms, political advertising, online privacy and open data.
www  technology  gov2.0  algorithm  data  advertising  politics  teenager  social_media  privacy  open  africa 
february 2018 by rgl7194
We’ve had the same debate over teen activism since the civil rights era.
For decades, we’ve been replaying the same absurd partisan debate over whether to take high school activism seriously.
The right is coming for the Parkland activists. First, we got the standard-issue accusations that the Florida kids who are walking out of school, tweeting, and organizing a march on Washington from their parents’ living rooms are professional protesters or brainwashed tools of the liberal establishment. Next, Ben Shapiro wrote a less conspiracy-minded, more ideologically complete articulation of right-wing objections to the young survivor-activists in the National Review. Kids, Shapiro argued, are not “fully rational actors. They’re not capable of exercising supreme responsibilities. And we shouldn’t be treating innocence as a political asset used to push the agenda of more sophisticated players.”
protest  gov2.0  guns  politics  schools  teenager  racism 
february 2018 by rgl7194
Lefsetz Letter » Blog Archive » Student Gun Protests
Can’t start a fire without a spark
And all this time we were waiting for the musicians to lead.
Illustrating not only the vacuity of the “artists,” but the lack of impact of their wares.
In the sixties and seventies, even up into the eighties and nineties, the culture was driven by music.
And for the last twenty years it’s been driven by tech.
Now it’s driven by politics.
gov2.0  guns  politics  protest  schools  teenager  lefsetz 
february 2018 by rgl7194
The Past vs the Future – Om Malik
The student protests in the wake of the Florida shooting are a sign of something bigger. Bob Lefsetz says it is about the “frustration with the status quo, the youth of this country are fed up with the expedience of their elders, who’ve sold out to their pocketbooks.”I couldn’t agree more. As I tweeted last night, “the response to this tragic event encapsulates the great struggles of our time: old men hanging onto a past that does not exist & a new generation that is fighting for a future it wants to build.” I am betting on the future, and thus I am with the youth of the country., We need to build a world for them, not for those hesitant to embrace change.
gov2.0  guns  politics  protest  schools  teenager 
february 2018 by rgl7194
Florida Gun Control Protests in Photos - The Atlantic
A week after 17 people were murdered in a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, teenagers across South Florida, in areas near Washington, D.C., and in other parts of the United States walked out of their classrooms to stage protests against the horror of school shootings and to advocate for gun law reforms. Student survivors of the attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School traveled to their state Capitol to attend a rally, meet with legislators, and urge them to do anything they can to make their lives safer. These teenagers are speaking clearly for themselves on social media, speaking loudly to the media, and they are speaking straight to those in power—challenging lawmakers to end the bloodshed with their “#NeverAgain” movement.
guns  gov2.0  politics  schools  protest  photography  in_focus  teenager 
february 2018 by rgl7194

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