Our Counterweight to Asian Bias


With 5 of the 7 of us that regard our parents as “strict”, it is true that the boundaries of strict parents aren’t just residing in that of Asian families. It can occur to every race and/or gender, no matter your background. Usually the term of strict parents comes from the parents childhood as well, as they might have considered their own parents as ”strict”. It’s a big cluster of “strict parents”, and you were possibly born into that lineage. But it’s not something that should overtake every family. They should take ease on their children. Hard work is needed, not just good grades. The parents should take into the account the amount of work the child puts forth to attain a B or below.


We pledge to put forth more effort into our work, and show our parents the hard work, opposed to the good grades. Confronting the parents themselves about the topic could be risky, but it’s nice to resolve with the parents. It’s some understanding between them and you.

Our Counterweight to POC Discrimination in Media

We believe that is important for us as youth to create more content that is POC centric and for directors and casters to cast more POC as leads.

We pledge to watch and spread awareness about media centered around people of color and create more POC inclusive content. 

Orange is the New Black, Being Mary Jane, Quantico and Master of None.
To find these shows click the links below. 

U2#8 Gerber

In tech class, we watched a show called Growing Up Online. It was about the first generation of digital natives, and how their lives are different than the generation before them. It talks about the pros and cons of this new technology based lifestyle, and it describes some of the challenges that technology can cause for us in the long run. We learned a lot about how technology can save schools, but how it can also destroy people’s lives. Something that stood out to me is that there are websites that people visit to be encouraged to have an eating disorder. It just seemed like something that people would fight so hard to overcome or that we shouldn’t let happen. I’d hope that more people would visit supportive sites that help with some of the hardships that come with overcoming an eating disorder instead of ones that encourage you to have one.

I think that these shows are semi-important to watch. I think that it is good to know what life was like without technology, how we have grown since its invention, and how it can be abused. Knowing these types of things can influence the ways we live our lives and the decisions we make. That said, this movie was very old, and I’m not sure if it accurately reflects the actions of the younger generations of today. We might not use the internet in the same way people used to. We might be less attached in the ways that others were, but we also might be abusing the web in ways that the movie didn’t show. The internet has grown in big ways since this program was created, and I feel like it would be more impactful if the examples they used were more current and up to date.

Today, problems that come up with internet abuse can be very severe. Hackers can access all of our bank info, personal information, and photos. If someone has this information about you, they can do a lot of damage, both financially and emotionally. Therefore, it’s the parent's’ job to keep their children safe. Parent’s should have a friendly approach to how they monitor their children. Being too overbearing or strict can make the children want to act out even more. A good way to help your kids be safe is to give them your trust. Make sure you tell them that they shouldn’t post anything that could give strangers personal info they could use (exact locations, addresses, credit cards, etc), revealing or inappropriate photos, things that could be seen as bullying, or anything that they would regret when possible employers look them up when they are applying for a job. Hopefully, by giving the children the freedom of making their own good choices, they should think about what they post. If you have a hunch that they aren’t, have a talk about what is appropriate and what isn’t. If that still doesn’t work, maybe consider taking the passwords for certain accounts or keeping an eye out. Different people respond to responsibility in different ways, but for the most part, having the right to make their own decisions will guide your children to make good choices.  

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E1U3: Amigos Son Complicados (Kiah, William, Myah, Sean)

Two friends go to a party, Myah and Kiah. When Kiah sees her most hated person in the world--Sean, her mood changes from happy and festive to dark and gloomy. Friendship matters, but to Kiah, being friends with Sean is not what she wants. You won't believe what happens as a mysterious man helps Sean in his troubles in this crazy installment of a new hit telenovela!

8 Growing Up Online

Kristian Ramos
The Show I watched was called Growing Up Online. It was about Teenagers and Adults, and the affect the internet had on them. The most memorable thing from this show was seeing the treatment for internet addiction. Some kids were sent to camps to help with their addiction. it is important to watch shows like this because they inform you with a lot of information. I will create a set of rules for my future family once I have a family. It always is important to talk with your family, and internet safety is no different. You should touch face with your family and get their perspectives. The advice I would give is to get a grip of what their child is capable of online.

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  • What TV show did you watch in class? Digital nation
  1. What was this show about? Situations that include bullying online and multitasking.
  2. What is the most memorable thing to you about this show? The most memorable was of the boy who got bullied online and committed suicide, it really stuck with me and touched my heart.
  3. Why/Why not -  is it important to watch shows like these? It's important to watch shows because we can learn from their mistakes
  4. How will you keep your future family safe online? I will teach them how to act around the people outside of social media first before giving them any access to computers.
  5. Why is it important to talk with your family about internet safety. To make sure that they don't get into anything shady.
  6. What advice would you give to parents that don't know how to keep their children safe online? To not check up all the time but some times and try not to give them access to technology until much later.
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E1 U3 - Naima, Nzinga, Raymond

Two spies in Argentina have caught wind of a bomb going off at a restaurant called: La Brigada. The two spies are women and the bombers are two servers. The spies don't know why the servers want to bomb the restaurant, therefore the spies go to La Brigada. When they get their they are too late, but wait, did you realize the spy and the owner of the restaurant were the same person.

U2#8-Internet Safety- Lor

  • What TV show did you watch in class?

Frontline: Growing up Online

  1. What was this show about?

This show is about how student today who are online and change their lives. How the students are different from their parents.

  1. What is the most memorable thing to you about this show?

The ONE main thing that I remember is when a kid killed himself by following directions from a website.

  1. Why/Why not -  is it important to watch shows like these?

I feel like this show should be watched because this is not just happening in america but all around a world. But some people don't know that these things are happening to other people. This is to show people like us that other people have problems while being online or have a happier life.

  1. How will you keep your future family safe online?

The best way I think to keep my family safe online is by sharing to your family about what’s going on, so they can help you.

  1. Why is it important to talk with your family about internet safety

It’s important because you want to always know that no one is ever going to hurt you.

  1. What advice would you give to parents that don't know how to keep their children safe online?

I would advice to be aware of what their child are doing online but don’t be overprotective and make them give you their password


U2 #8 Reflection

In class we watched Frontline's Digital Nation. It contained a variety of stories from a teenagers perspective and how they behave online. This show talked about how teens would confined to people online about their problems and not tell their parents anything. I would say that the most memorable part about this show would be how it contained teenagers and their point of view. Which relates to may teenagers like me. I would say that this is important to watch because it can teach many teenagers to behave online and not to rely on people online all the time. To keep my future family safe online I will limit the time online for only 3-5 hours a day. It is important to talk to your family about internet safety because you can tell them something that they can help you with. For example if someone is stalking you online, you can tell your parents the problem to resolve it. And also they can be more aware of the situation. I would tell these parents to make sure they watch their kids when they are online to keep their identity safe!

Assignment #8- Marcin Czapla

We watched Growing Up Online. It was a show about kids who were growing up when the internet was first starting. The most memorable thing about the show was when the girl was talking about how she was anorexic. It is important to watch these types of shows to know how to be safe online. It is not important though to watch these types of shows since the video can really cover every situation that can happen to you so it's not the most helpful thing. I will keep my future family safe by setting up basic rules for internet safety that my family and I would follow. It is important to talk to your family about internet safety so that they know about the potential threat on the internet and how to not get into trouble on the internet. The advice I would give to parents who don't know how to keep their children safe online is to talk to them about it and tell them about the dangers on the internet.

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             What TV show did you watch in class?
             Digital Nation

U2 #8

  1. What was this show about? It is about how different teens are using the internet for inappropriate content. 
  2. What is the most memorable thing to you about this show? It is when the young girl decided to sext and be all dirty while home, but at school was all innocent and sad. 
  3. Why/Why not -  is it important to watch shows like these? It is important to show the different perspectives of the internet and show how to make good decisions. 
  4. How will you keep your future family safe online? By creating all social media to be private and not post personal family information online. 
  5. Why is it important to talk with your family about internet safety? Because there are predators on the internet that could possibly expose or endanger your family. 
  6. What advice would you give to parents that don't know how to keep their children safe online? To get their kids social media passwords and check up on it regularly to see if they're being inappropriate. 
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U2-#8 Hamidou REFLECTION

  1. What was this show about? The show was about internet safety and how children are using the internet and what should parent to do to keep their parent safe. 
  2. What is the most memorable thing to you about this show? When the little boy died from being bullied and his father try to call his friend who was going to kill his self. 
  3. Why/Why not -  is it important to watch shows like these? It important to watch so you can know what are teen are doing online and a understanding of the safety.
  4. How will you keep your future family safe online? I will try to speak a lot to my family and just try to trust to them. 
  5. Why is it important to talk with your family about internet safety. You  want them know some knowledge about internet how to act on it.
  6. What advice would you give to parents that don't know how to keep their children safe online? My advice is try to speck or trust them all you can do.

Internet Safety #8-Rivera

In class, we watched the show called Frontline. 
1. This show was about teenagers growing up in the age of technology and how adults are growing accustomed to it and learning how to deal with their children using it.
2.The most memorable thing for me was hearing about the boy who committed suicide and the girl with anorexia. It was really upsetting for me that they didn't get the help that I knew they could've gotten on and off the Internet. 
3. I think its important to not be ignorant to the problems that the Internet can cause and the problems with/on the Internet, even if you haven't faced/seen it yet.
4. I will educate my family early on about how to use the internet safely and smartly. I will, however, give my children freedom to use the internet on their own and leave them to face the consequences when they make a mistake. I will help them and be behind them 100% when they get run into problems on the Internet, but will discipline them when they are in the wrong. 
5. It's important to talk with your family about Internet safety to ensure that everyone stays safe and is doing the right thing whilst using the Internet. 
6. Don't crowd/smother your children while they use the Internet, trust them and ask them occasionally what they are doing on the Internet. Also, make sure that they know that they can be 100% honest with you and can trust you with what they are doing without you jumping to conclusions/judging them. However, if it sounds like something that could be potentially dangerous to your child or is something dangerous, you have every right to discipline them. 

U2-#8: Reflection, Harlem S.

In class, I watching Frontline's "Growing up Online."

  • The show was about social media and it's affect on the people who use it.
  • The most memorable part of the film was when a boy named Ryan committed suicide after being convinced to do it by an online friend.
  • It's very important to watch shows like these in order to understand what to watch out for online.
  • To keep my family safe online, I'll think before I post and help my brothers with it, too.
  • It's important to teach your loved ones about family safety so they don't make the same mistakes as the people in the film.
  • My advice: Let your kids know that you're always there for them and you can help them get through any situation, even online.
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U2 #8 Eli Zimmerman

1. In class we watched a frontline documentary on internet safety for children who are growing up with the internet. 
2. The most memorable thing to know is that the feeling have changed a lot when it comes to internet safety and the general over view of the internet.
3. It is not important to watch shows like these because the show has a bias towards all internet being a bad unhealthy resource. Also it focuses on all children being unsafe online.
4. To keep my family safe I will give them a talk about the dangers of internet when they are starting to use it.
5. It is important to talk to your family about internet safety because children need to know the possible dangers of tethering in to online life.
6. I would tell parents to trust their kids when it comes to online usage, but you should only give them one chance when it comes to internet safety. 

Internet Safety-Conley

In class we watched a show called Frontline.

1. The show went in depth about the effects of new technology and social media with a newer generation.

2. In the show I recall, and found interesting, how army recruiters used video games as inspiration to join the military.

3. It may be important to watch these kinds of shows, to put your own self in perspective.

4. I honestly would let them learn for themselves and briefly talk about dangerous stuff.

5. It is important to talk about internet safety with your family because it can also keep them physically safe.

6. Trust them, but make sure they are generally being safe, just talk to them about it.


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Ay dios mio Jason... Loco Abuela... La detective mal policia y kenny robar la planta ay ay ay.. la detective mindy bien policia ay dios mio esta es loco! 
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E1U3: Returno de la Bomba (Alan, Sean, Lilly)

In this exciting sequel to La Policia Mexicana, we see cops Rafael and Lopez take on their most evil and cunning enemy, Miguela!
Now finally caught, Miguela must a new and  terrifying judge! After discovering a new witness, will Miguela finally be brought to justice? or will that cunning crook escape once more? Find out in the next episode of Policia Mexicana!

Telenovela: "Rafael es Perfecto"

"Rafael es Perfecto" is a love story about Louis (played by Ben)and Rafael (played be Zaire). It's loosely based on the classic short story "Nada es Perfecto."

Louis has a secret crush on Rafael. Because he's so obsessed, he asks Rafael's friends (played by Emily and Jacob) questions about his whereabouts and his classes. 

Eventually, Rafael destroys Louis' hopes by sending him a devastating text message. To find out how Rafael breaks Louis' heart, watch "Rafael es Perfecto."

E1U3: Mi Amor (Alyssa, Lily, Messele, Eli)

In this episode of Mi Amor, Brock and Mateo, a married couple, have gone to see Señorita Rosalina Rivera, a therapist. Before, Brock and Mateo were happy and in love, or so it seemed. Secrets come out and lies are uncovered. Who had secrets, you ask? Who lied? Find out in this episode of the new hit telenovela, Mi Amor.

Alyssa Eastwood, Lily Rivera, Messele Asfaw, and Eli Zimmerman.