Safer internet day

Safer Internet Day (SID) is organised by Insafe in February of each year to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially among children and young people across the world. Safer Internet Day 2016 will be celebrated on Tuesday 9 February 2016, with a theme of ‘Play your part for a better internet!’. This website will showcase the many events and activities taking place across the globe to mark the day.  (Safer Internet Day)

Our Kahoot! It contains questions about internet use and its dangerousness.

 

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PressReader

Our teacher Ann made us do something new this week. She made us try out an app called PressReader. In this app, we can find a supreme amount of newspapers from all around the world. The county I’m from; Akershus has provided this app freely for every student and teacher in the county. When we log into PressReader from school we access the app`s global newspaper collection.

The newspapers where you`re from usually bring you local or nationwide news, but if you want to keep up with other countries news as well I recommend trying out PressReader. PressReader has a massive collection of newspapers from many interesting countries such as USA and Germany to mention some.

Our task today was to find a news story written by three different newspapers. It was basically the same news story but from three different angles. Our mission was to see how the different newspapers observed and shared the news, would there be a huge difference or would there be huge similarities?

My group and I chose the ongoing snowstorm (Jonas) in the USA. We found articles from  New York Daily News, New York Post and The Washington Post-Sunday. The overall information in all three articles was mostly the same. Inches of snow, wind, death-rate and the problems caused were mentioned in each of the newspapers. But we did observe one specific difference: New York Post`s article contained much less basic information than the others. The Washington Post-Sunday and New York Daily News chose to focus on general information about the blizzard around the country, and New York Post wrote about how it affected New York.