Young movements and old manners

young people go down to the streets and demonstrateClimate change, the rise of violent extremism and widespread sexism, the crisis of modern capitalism, are some of today’s society issues, which pushed especially young people to go down to the streets and demonstrate. We’ve seen in the past few years thousands of new movements blossom around the globe, putting pressure on the dominant political agenda.

2nd June 2015, in Buenos Aires and other 120 cities across the country, a large number of people took the streets against women working and social condition in South America, starting from the episode of Susana Chavez – a Mexican poet victim of feminicide – and the strict policies adopted by Argentinian President Macri towards women. The protest spread rapidly throughout Latin America, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Uruguay and the world itself. The phenomenon of Ni una Menos is cross-sectional but involves especially young people willing to make them hear their voices, everywhere. Many similar movements grew up, as in Italy, a country that saw its young population very active in the last few years.

The Italian situation is interesting in two directions: both a renewed need to demonstrate to influence the political agenda and the nervous answers to these movements by politicians who have contrary opinions. One main example is Matteo Salvini’s behaviour towards his young opponents. On March, Italian Interior Minister published on his social accounts the picture of Viola Pacilli, a 22 years old girl who attended a demonstration with a protest sign against fascism and Salvini’s controversial propaganda. Indeed, publishing her face without any kind of sensible reason (and at the boundaries of legality) meant exposing her to a direct shaming rack from Salvini’s supporters.

The case just mentioned unfortunately is not isolated, on the contrary, it is a frequent practice. In Hungary, for instance, Blanka Nagy, a high school student, was overwhelmed by tough insults from governmental sources, especially the press loyal to president Orbán. We could mention hundreds of more examples, and it is clearly a symptom of the problem.

This is part of a common strategy to far-right representatives which consists in finding an “enemy” against whom their supporters can pour out anger and frustration. It is a classic political concept, the friend/enemy dichotomy – which considers political actions and motives lead by the distinction in friends and enemies – theorised by Carl Schmitt (no coincidence an important academic even during the Nazi period). Anyway, with social networks and internet these techniques are becoming more invasive and “public”, with a new destructive potential: take the Dreyfus Affair, a political scandal occurred in late 19th century France, which symbolises a prelude to the decisive antisemitism and racism which eventually lead to World War II tragedy. Then, try to imagine it nowadays: do you find any similarities? Migrants seen as a terrifying threat, terrorist attacks turned into Islamophobia, Climate change simply reduced to a “hoax”, poor people merely considered humans, except when there is the need for votes. History is life’s teacher.

However, what is often depicted as a generation without values, politically indifferent and less valid than the previous ones, represents instead the real voice that calls for a radical change in the current socio-economic and political system. Greta Thunberg is just the last example of how much the “weak” can do, because the people who pursue political strategies as described before are the same who would call a girl like Greta a “weak”, unable to make any substantial change. Instead, she – as many others – embodies a strong answer to the rising politics of hate.

(written by Claudio Antonio De Angelis)

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Social Media Impact On Young People: How Do You Feel Without Your Keyboard?

İdil İclal Bağdu, DOĞA SCHOOLSHi, I am Idil Iclal Bagdu. I am 16 years old and I am a 10th grade student. I want to tell you the story of my project. Until a year ago, I had a difficult time with making friends. I spent most of my time at home with my phone and computer. However, during the second half of last school year, I had very nice friendships with the new students coming to our class and I realised that the people around me had reduced my time on the phone and on the computer while making me more social, more communicative. Then I realised that most of my friends around me prefer to spend time on the internet rather than face-to-face.

I focused my project on my environment, on the rapidly developing technology and on the impact on the socialisation caused by our  technological era. The rapid increase in internet usage and the increase in the number of the internet and gaming addicts has caused many of us to realise this problem, and this has led me to design this project. I would like to point out that my friends who are addicted to games also have an important place in the project. I thought that I could do something about this issue when my peers, who have problems socialising, are usually addicted to games and I realise that this situation gradually deteriorates their lives.

Especially in this age range (13-17), I think that the difficulties in socialising will weaken the individual in the future, and weaken their relationship with other individuals. If we think that people are social beings, we can say that each of us needs each other, we need to communicate, share and make ourselves a social entity.
Technology can accelerate communication and as it accelerates communication it can have a negative impact on our socialisation processes. Of course, online games are not the only factor to negatively affect socialisation but, considering this age range and today’s technology, we can say that online gaming addiction has a large share of the blame. Based on the above, and since I need to complete a term project for my school this year, I thought I should do a study on this subject and I started to do research with the help of my guidance teacher. In this study, I planned to research the effects of game addiction in teens aged 13-17, by taking into account the negative and positive factors affecting the socialisation process.
The hypothesis of my study was that when making classroom planning, students who are game addicts and have a lack of communication skills should be seated with those who use the internet for other purposes, and who also have developed communication skills. This could then gradually result in a positive change for game addicts from a socialisation point of view, thereby improving their communication skills.
In my study, adolescents spent time on computer games for a long time, preferring computer games to social events, wanting to leave social activity groups and lying about computer use and duration, having anger management problems when not playing a computer game and feeling depressive. These are common traits of game addicts.
As a result of my research, I tried to determine the effects of online games in a certain age range and to offer suggestions for improved behaviour. My recommendation was to include addicted students in the same class with students who are not addicted. After a set period of time, we carried out individual interviews and measured participants on a game addiction scale, in order to better understand the socialisation processes of the students. The change in behaviour we measured reflected our expectations. The preparation process for the project was really tiring for me, but I can say that it was fun.
Therefore, when writing the conclusion section, my stress was reduced, and when the project was completely over, I started to apply and wait for the result. Even though I received a good score when the results were explained, I was not able to take part in the regional exhibition because my score was still below average. This made me a bit sad but, a week ago, I received a mail which lifted my spirits again, so much so I am now writing this story.

I hope you like the subject and the story of my project. If there is someone who is addicted to online games around you or you struggle to socialise, you could benefit from my project. I think everyone is likely to have such an acquaintance because of the technology of our time. I think that this project is suitable for today’s technology and its problems, as it leads to a decrease in socialising and communication skills.

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THE IMPACT OF MIGRATION ON COMMUNITIES AND INDIVIDUALS

Before our project, created by the migration with Turkey after social İzmir example, political, cultural influences are evaluated. The country, region and city that received the most immigration were evaluated. Cultural changes in the migratory region and changes in the lives of migrants have been mentioned. As a result of our studies, it was observed that cultural differences caused communication problems in daily life. It has been mentioned that the migrant people have difficulty in making their place in the society. Cultural conflicts have often turned into tensions. location bridging between different continents and turkey has gained importance as Euro transition point among permanent migration. As of 2016, hundreds of people in the Aegean Sea have been killed in illicit boats with the hope of a new life. The effects of this refugee problem are discussed in detail.
 

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Children reflecting on fake news and Brexit

As children have not been consulted on Brexit and its effects in Northern Ireland – the Early Years group of children have come to their own conclusions.

This video captures 2 children reflecting on how they think Brexit is now Fake News! This came up as part of their discussions on their WYRED research project on Fake News.

 

 

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Fire Sensor for the Visually-Hearing Impaired

Developed project hearing-visually impaired and even decreased the sense of smell to ensure that people are not victims of a fire. Thinking about this situation a sensor attached to the wall or ceiling in an environment that may occur and on the wrists of people, a wrist strap was taken from the sensor. Also considered to be developed in this project design can provide more convenience to people and even in small houses easily It may be used. Nowadays, especially in the case of fire, we particularly consider smart houses there are fire sensors in buildings. However, this project, the fire sensor more a simple mechanism, hearing-visually impaired people at the time of the incident aims to ensure that they leave in a short time.

This project can be considered as a less costly project. also

To use the mechanism in individuals who have no hearing impaired and who have lost their hearing. When they want the sensor, the fire immediately detects the smoke signal to the wristband

light can be provided. To be able to solve many problems in daily life as healthy individuals we have. However, as sensitive individuals, the need for disabled individuals in every sense

We emphasize that we should not forget their place in society.

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The Image of The Woman Redefined in Didem Madak’s Poems A mother, child, woman as a sorcerer

Women, literature is one of the most processed images. Besides, the authors and poets mostly male writer poets to transfer the female image from their eyes only caused. This is a perception of the image of a single woman has caused birth. The woman described with the eyes of the male is put in many different molds and what most of these patterns are very superficial in women’s place within the boundaries of the world of literature. This superficial perspective is a necessary condition. This situation, which is as old as the history of literature, is now in the life of qualified women writers-poets it is improved by taking place. She started telling another woman. This project is competent Didem Madak’s poems to illuminate the situation. This project focuses on the question of definition and representation of women in the world of literature. It focused. Representation of women in our literature is an important issue. But the mistakes are missing The majority. Didem Madak’s handling of the female image it will benefit the correction. Also, the poet’s strings are more realistic and it can offer a simple expression that an eye can offer. In this project, the image of women in the light of light was tried to be illuminated and examined.

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Nomophobia Levels of Secondary School Students

In this study, the nomophobia levels of teachers and nomophobia scores gender, age, branch, daily mobile phone usage, mobile phone level and duration, the number of daily mobile phone charges and the duration of mobile phone use It is aimed to examine the variables. The sample of the study, 2018-2019 education in the academic year, teachers from a private school in Western Anatolia were formed. The sample was determined using the appropriate sampling method. Research quantitative research The method was conducted in accordance with the relational screening model; data collection tool was developed by Yildirim and Correia (2015); Yildirim, Shumuer, Adnan and Yildirim (2015) was adapted to Turkish by Nomophobia Scale (NMP-Q). The data obtained in the study were analyzed by entering the excel program. Analysis of data sums and average scores of teachers on nomophobia scale It was investigated. According to the findings of the research, teacher’s nomophobia levels are above average; nomophobia scores among teachers It is concluded that nomophobia scores vary. Teachers, as their age increases, the number of nomophobia falls; mobile phone usage times, levels of playing through a mobile phone, playing time with the mobile phone, the number of daily mobile phone charging numbers and mobile phone usage times increase It is found that the scores increase. Based on results ultra-Domination mobile application developed; In this way, teachers’ telephone dependencies are intended to be taken under control.

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The changes about the names of female characters in Turkish novels and stories between 1830-1960

The concept of women expresses great meanings for Turkish society. The largest of these meanings and the highest is the mother. The woman is sacred and indispensable for the Turks since their first existence. This indispensability not only in real life but also in the literature which is a mirror of real life has manifested. So much so that women became a part of the story, novel, and poetry of art; has been declared as the goddess inspiring the artist. Our aim is to realize the Project. All this time between 1830 and 1960, writers preferred to give life to these wome to identify the names and preferred forms of these names. Our curiosity is in any ritual whether the results of the investigation to determine whether or not they are spontaneous or systematic. It is to learn. For example, when the author X is given the name of the female character in the book, is Y affected by the author? Either the name that gives the name to mark the period, is inspired by someone influencing individuals?  As a result of our efforts, we could find answers to all the questions we were looking for.

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Follow-up as a social media influencer to Tülay Gökçimen

This video belongs to our student Bilge Kahraman. In this video you can also find the comments about Tülay Gökçimen.

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Dismantle Stereotypes!

Forthnight conversations on “Gender Stereotypes and Equality on the Internet”

Dismantle StereotypesIt is impressive how diverse the discussions of the WYRED participants about gender stereotypes and equality on the Internet were and what a high level of reflection there can be seen in the threads! They have collected a lot of valuable material, pictures, videos, stories, graphics and scientific reports.

There is a shared view that media, especially social media and the internet, not only reflect social gender stereotypes, but also massively increase these through the permanent and worldwide availability of the net. They give many examples of this, such as the ideal of the perfect – often sexualised – female or male body promoted by influencers on YouTube or on Instagram and there is an interesting discussion about the connection between these stereotypes and cyberbullying and hate postings.
It is clear that as a group they reject restrictive gender categories, and support the dismantling of stereotypes and respect for differences and diversity of people.
The fornight is closed now and we thank all the participants for their fruitful discussions. We will return to the Gender subject from May 16th to 28th – Let´s work on solutions then!

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