In our video, we talked about the negative effects of oil spills such as killing plants and animals, disturbing ph levels, and polluting air and water. I chose this topic because it was something that I knew the least about and honestly I didn’t know that the effects of oil spills were this harmful. I contributed to this project by writing my part of the script, recording it, and putting the video together with the videos and photos that were shared with me. I think I did well with managing my class time wisely (in the beginning) because mostly everything got done in class and I never really had to work on it outside of class. I guess I could have spent a little more time creating the video and making it more creative. The most meaningful part of the experience of creating the PSA was being able to get a better understanding of my topic.
The earth systems affect each other because one change in one system could result in changes in all of the other systems. All of the systems work together to have an impact on life all over the earth. Having an understanding of environmental science can aid in handling natural disasters because now that we are more informed, we can find ways to reduce them or maybe even prevent them from happening. Some efforts we make to create a sustainable future are recycling, try saving energy, and relying less on cars and try walking or riding a bike.
When Amanda Todd was in the 7th grade she met a man in an online chat room who talked her into flashing him her breasts. A year later, the man contacted her on Facebook and asked her to put on a show for him. He threatened to release pictures of her to everyone she knew if she did not do what he said. He knew her address, her name, where she went to school, and who her friends and family members were. Amanda’s pictures were released and went viral. The kids at her school saw the pictures and started to bully and tease her. Amanda became depressed, developed anxiety and began to use drugs and alcohol. Amanda changed schools several times, but it was no use her reputation was ruined. She reveals her feelings in her video on YouTube, describing how she cried every night and lost all her friends. When Amanda returned home, she tried to commit suicide by drinking bleach, but was saved at the last minute. Finally Amanda moved to a new city, but the bullying continued and she continued to cut herself and attempted suicide. In September 2012 Amanda wrote her story on flashcards and recorded it on YouTube. Amanda’s body was found at her home in British Columbia, Canada on the 10th of October, 2012.
Lack of control: Once Amanda sent the picture she couldn’t control what he did with it because it was now in his possession.
Permanence: Once the man released Amanda’s pictures anyone on social media could have seen them
Immediacy:The amount of hateful messages and threats she got caused her to become depressed and commit suicide