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Gentrification

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Gentrification is bringing conflict between longtime residents of old neighborhoods and new arrivals. It is a housing, economic, and health issue that affects a community's history and culture and reduces social capital. My goal is to inform others about the ways we can help to find a solution to this situation and help those who are getting negatively affected by this issue, especially low-incomes who face this causing many homeless people to lose their households running a lot of danger in the streets.
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School shooting

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My goal is to try and reduce school shootings to make school a safer place for students. One way this could be done is by having students pass through metal detectors before being on campus and also having their bags checked to make sure there is no contraband with that student.
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Worker's Rights

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I believe that this pandemic finally gave us a glimpse of how unstable some jobs are. I wonder whether or not it is okay for certain jobs to be treating their workers the way they do. I also don't believe that employers are taking enough precautions either to protect workers during this pandemic. I want to re-enforce the rights that workers have during a pandemic like this and make sure nobody is being put at risk. I want to know if anybody else here has any family or friends who have experienced firsthand any unfair working conditions. 
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Gentrification

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Gentrification is growing more and more apparent in LA, and not only is it raising the rent price in low-income neighborhoods, but it is also raising the rate of homelessness. One solution that LA county has come up with is allowing Angelenos to sleep in their cars without the risk of getting a fine, however, I think this is a very band-aid solution.  What do you guys think? How is gentrification affecting you or someone you know?
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Court Delays

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For my CAP Project, I would like to focus on court delays in our justice system. Currently, 75% of inmates in jail have yet to been convicted. The goal of this project is to raise awareness on what causes court delays, as well as the negative impact court delays, can have. An example of a policy would include increased funding for district courts.
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Period Poverty

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The issue I want to focus on is Period Poverty. Up to 500 million women and girls are living each month in period poverty. Women have to purchase enough pads, tampons, or menstrual cups to bleed for about seven years of their life regardless of their financial situations. It causes many girls to miss school on a daily basis. Period poverty includes people who reside in low developing countries tend to suffer from financial constraints which denies them access to essential tools for hygiene like sanitary products and hand washing facilities. To begin tackling period poverty I would like for states in the United States to stop taxing menstrual products with a luxury tax. In the United States, most states use sales tax but non-luxury “necessities” are exempt. Yet most states charge sales tax for women’s  pads and tampons. This is a policy that I would want to eliminate. Periods are not a luxury and thus, shouldn't be charged as such. Menstrual products should be viewed as a necessity needed for women to thrive in everyday life
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Period Poverty

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A verity of young girls and women have problems when it comes to period poverty. As me and and my group try to find way on how to help women with this situation or goal is to be able to find a way to eliminate taxes on menstrual products because it's difficult to monthly purchase these items, as well as giving accesses to educate young girls about this new phase that they are going to experience, also accessing them to a resource center where they are able to get their necessities and more information. Lastly, having schools from all around the world put feminine hygiene dispenser. 
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Period Poverty

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All around the world the topic of menstruation is neglected and seen in a negative light and many lack access to basic feminine hygiene products. Women are ostracized and ignored of their needs everywhere in the world; for example in Nepal women are banished to menstruation huts because it is seen as "dirty" or "impure". For this reason I would like to both enforce policies in states where they have been made and create policies that will educate women and young girls about the process and guarantee that their basic rights are protected when it comes to being able to access feminine hygiene products. First we would like to create policies that eliminate the tax on feminine hygiene products; this is also known as the Pink Tax in the US. Further we would like to enforce education and raise awareness about period poverty and the inadequate access to hygiene products. This could be through workshops that go to girls' schools starting from elementary to teach them about menstruation and the access to menstruation products. This could also be through resource centers that all women can go to for extra support education or to receive resources when it comes to feminine hygiene products in general and the products would be provided free. Lastly there is a Bill existent in California that states all schools are required to provide feminine hygiene products in at least 50% of their restrooms. We could raise awareness and bring attention to this policy that already exists and enforce it by ensuring that all schools are providing these free menstruation products.
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Period Poverty

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Many young girls and women suffer from period poverty and this is a continuing issue that my group and I would like to bring awareness to. We would enforce and contribute awareness to the inadequate access to menstrual hygiene products and education in the US and other countries. In order to do so we will create new policies for countries who do not have any or are not being enforced. Our 1st policy would be reducing or eliminating taxes on menstrual products that include pads, tampons, etc. Secondly, California’s state law declares all public schools should have dispensers with feminine hygiene products. Furthermore, enforcing period education to girls ages 8-18 in school because many girls do not receive guidance from their family due to their periods having a bad stigma to it. Lastly, having resource centers for both young girls and women to go to receive free products and other resources they need. This includes ALL women including homeless women. 
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School Shootings

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We need to enforce gun laws as school shootings are on a rise when it can be prevented there is always a solution. Since just 2019 there has been 434 cases of school shootings and in total there was 2,160 victims that are now traumatized by an event that could've been prevented in multiple ways. Some solutions are that we can enforce programs to prevent bullying as that is one of the most common reasons as to why school shootings occur. To add on students should be given more lessons and opportunities to discuss mental health and proper coping mechanisms. 

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Homelessness

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https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1PBPLKH4HbkapwixBmJW-sRfloRiSdzzFg-ItMIahRzw/edit?usp=sharing

Problem: Homelessness

What is Homelessness?

  • Homelessness is the state of an individual or family living without stable, safe, appropriate, and permanent housing. 

  • In other words, homelessness is the state of not having a roof over your head and having to live in an unsafe environment like the streets.

Why Is It An Issue

Homelessness is an issue because it makes people vulnerable and it exposes them to an unsafe environment.

People who are going through homelessness have limited access to many necessary things for example:

  • Healthcare

  • Food

  • Hygiene necessities

  • Technology (for school)

  • Clothes 

  • Etc. 

Because homeless individuals are living in an unsafe and unhealthy environment, they are susceptible to both physical and mental health issues.

Being homeless means you are vulnerable to many different health issues like:

  • Chronic Diseases 

  • Respiratory Infections

  • Substance Use

  • Mental health issues leading to Suicide and many more

Our Goal And Policy

Our goal is to make resources more accessible for homeless people in the cities of Los Angeles because they usually do not have access to necessary things like health care and food resources. In order to complete this goal, we would like to create a new policy where we fundraise money in order to create at least one homeless shelter per city in LA. Our ideal homeless shelter will give the resources that homeless individuals currently do not have. We would like to give medical attention both physically and mentally, food resources, clothes, hygiene necessities, technology for kids to do their homework, and overall create a safe place for homeless people.

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Period Poverty

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  Many women all over the world suffer from period poverty. Feminine hygiene products are expensive especially if it's a monthly purchase , these items should be free or have a reduced price on the item and taxes. Young girls should also have access to education on this topic schools should provide these classes. There should also be resource centers for ALL females to go to in order to have discussions and learn about resources they have in order to get these necessities as they are part of one's health care. We also plan to ensure a policy that's already in place in California is placed in other states everywhere in order to ensure most schools have feminine hygiene dispenser for the female body at their institutions.
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It will be an organization where a different charity that supports the education of underprivileged children across the world is picked each month. Students will come together to write unique ,  inspiring pieces and create innovative artwork. This will be bound together in an anthology that will be attached to a go-fund-me page to raise money for the chosen organization. The anthology will serve as a way to inspire and incentivize people into donating to the organization and as a way to bring students together and use their talents for a good cause. 
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 Low-income, minority students are being left behind in regards to academic standards compared to wealthier, Caucasian students. This can be seen through the digital divide that exists amongst these students. A policy can be to modify the funding to prioritize low-income community schools, and to make sure that that funding goes specifically to technology supplies, the internet, and a training program that includes technology in the school curriculum and on educational disparity in itself. This will help give students access to different online resources to do better in school and to prepare them for a future in which technology is a vital part of their lives.   
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Problem: Streets and Alleys being cluttered by trash which had been discarded improperly in public 

Goal: Reduce the amount of trash in the streets near very populated areas in Los Angeles.

Public Policy (enforce): Increase more lawful enforcement of abiding laws, such as fines for littering.

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Period Poverty

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My goal is to make feminine hygiene products more affordable/ accessible for women of low income as they are a necessity. Although feminine products are exempt from sales tax in California, they are still not included in food stamp programs. Including hygiene products in food stamp programs will help the women out more financially than the few dollars they save with the sales tax.

 


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Littering

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Problem/Issue: In my community it’s hard to find trash cans and recycling bins on sidewalks leading to people just throwing trash on the floor while they’re walking.


Goal: To reduce littering and clean up our streets.


Public Policy (Create): Add trash cans and recycling bins on sidewalks where there’s a lot of foot traffic to make it more convenient for people to throw trash away in the corresponding places.


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Littering

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Problem/Issue: In my community it’s hard to find trash cans and recycling bins on sidewalks leading to people just throwing trash on the floor while they’re walking.


Goal: To reduce littering and clean up our streets.


Public Policy (Create): Add trash cans and recycling bins on sidewalks where there’s a lot of foot traffic to make it more convenient for people to throw trash away in the corresponding places.


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For our civil action project, we are focusing on the stay at home order and the unforeseen impacts that are caused by it. There are two aspects to this project: mental health and underfunded communities. Along these issues, some of the questions asked include how are underfunded communities being impacted? How are the impoverished made more vulnerable? Why is our mental health being impacted? Are teachers being considered when thinking about mental health awareness? Are suicide rates increasing? One of the most talked about topics is free health care for all. We want to advocate for a free health care policy for everyone including the unemployed and undocumented. They are the most vulnerable at this time and when they need assistance with their mental health, they should have all resources to aid it. Mental health facilities and aid falls under health care. Therefore, it should be a free policy to help those in need. Our main goal is to bring awareness for these issues and hope that everyone is staying positive in the midst of these uncertain times.

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For our civil action project, we are focusing on the stay at home order and the unforeseen impacts that are caused by it. There are two aspects to this project: mental health and underfunded communities. Along these issues, some of the questions asked include how are underfunded communities being impacted? How are the impoverished made more vulnerable? Why is our mental health being impacted? Are teachers being considered when thinking about mental health awareness? Are suicide rates increasing? One of the most talked about topics is free health care for all. We want to advocate for a free health care policy for everyone including the unemployed and undocumented. They are the most vulnerable at this time and when they need assistance with their mental health, they should have all resources to aid it. Mental health facilities and aid falls under health care. Therefore, it should be a free policy to help those in need. Our main goal is to bring awareness for these issues and hope that everyone is staying positive in the midst of these uncertain times.
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Pollution in LA

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As a person who lives in Los Angeles, and frequently visits downtown LA, I see lots of trash all over the ground. Trash is just floating away in the street even though there are trash cans everywhere. No one dares pick up the trash and just leaves it there thus creating more problems such as rodents and possibly air pollution as well. The highest price for illegal dumping is a $233 ticket/fine. This is not nearly enough because dumping is not seen as a major issue so others will just dump their trash where ever they please. I for one wait till I find a proper place to throw my trash so that I could make my city a better place to live.
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College Tuition

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Hello, my name is Miriam Zendejas, I live in a Hispanic community where my high school's population is more than 90% Latinos. An issue that has always been common throughout my community would be college tuition. Considering that many students at my school have been accepted to their dream school but could not attend due to college tuition being so expensive, colleges and universities need to consider that not everyone has the same income and can provide for themselves. Furthermore, students who have been able to attend their dream school due to FAFSA and more scholarship opportunities, oftentimes it is a struggle for teens to manage both work, job, and more priorities. In a community such as the Hispanic community, these college tuitions have caused many drop out rates as the need for a work environment to help their family begins once graduated from high school. My goal for my civic action project is to raise awareness to the colleges and universities as well as low-income students that it should still be possible to accomplish your educational aspirations. My policy would be to enforce our counselors, and college advisors to encourage and promote more scholarship opportunities instead of students like me always having to investigate things on my own with no personal assistance and not enough motivation. Furthermore, the overall department of education should deeply consider the financial disadvantages that their household maintains. Especially now during this epidemic, considering that some people have lost more than just their job. 


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Gang Violence

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Issue: There is too much gang violence in low income areas due to the lack of attention and resources they receive.

Goal: Reduce the number of violence and crimes happening in these communities.

Policy: Increase not only police surveillance but more sports and activities that encourage the youth to take part in instead of leading into a gang.

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As you may know feminine hygiene products can be quite expensive especially with tax, they are used on a monthly basis for about a week which can accumulate to hundreds of thousands of dollars in a lifetime . These products come in a variation of pads, tampons, liners, and a more eco-friendly alternative is menstrual cups. These products are a necessity not a luxury. Females did not choose to have periods, as it is a natural part of growing up so, these products should be free or have lesser taxation. Another issue is that these products are not always provided or stocked up in public restrooms especially in schools. Californian legislation declares that public schools with grades 6-12 should have feminine hygiene products in at least 50% of bathrooms. However, it is very uncommon for these products to be provided for free or even stocked up in restrooms. 
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Problem/Issue: Global Warming (one of climate change's many outcomes) is one of the most significant causes of Earth's slow, but definite destruction.
Goal: Ultimately, the goal is to reduce the amount of fossil fuels being burned, in addition to decreasing the amount of other unhealthy resources which industries excessively utilize. However, just bringing awareness to the issue of climate change is good enough.
Policy: Make a regulation/law that only permits utilization of renewable and healthier energy sources in terms of large-scale production (such as factories, etc).
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Homelessness is a crisis which affects millions of people and is increasing at a fast pace. Not only do homeless people now have to worry about food, money, and not having a roof under their heads but communities around the nation see homeless activities such as sitting down or sleeping as criminal activity under law. Right now because of circumstances with the coronavirus homeless are not being seen as disturbances or targets for criminal activities but are receiving help to get tested for covid-19 and shelter. My goal is to be able to get justice for the homeless who are put this filter of criminals and are only given help under these circumstances, homeless ( lowest income people) should have access to health tests for free and shelter ( even after covid-19 ) and should not be stripped away from certain justices under the Declaration of Independence given to EVERYONE. 


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Homelessness

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The issue I have chosen is homelessness and the current name is Our Walk Home, as we would want to match for this issue. My goal is to reduce homelessness and provide aid to the ones in need, such as healthcare, housing, and other resources. 
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By providing free and accessible healthcare as well as temporary housing to the homeless, not only will it encourage exemplar behavior, but reduce current rising homelessness in all.


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School Lunches

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Team 2020 Ricky Dina Sabrina Juan Korianna Carlos Leslie Laurissa Charles Daissy Kaya Justin Jasmin Armando Antonio Kristin Paola Owen Melissa Kaety Ixchel
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Should schools be required to give out strictly healthy food choices or should their be a happy medium between healthy and delicious?  

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Team 2020 Ricky Dina Sabrina Juan Korianna Carlos Leslie Laurissa Charles Daissy Kaya Justin Jasmin Armando Antonio Kristin Paola Owen Melissa Kaety Ixchel
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Mandatory SAT Prep in Public High Schools

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Our goal is to introduce legislation that will make SAT preparation a mandatory course in HIgh Schools, so that students aren't at a disability when taking tests due to lack of preparation or money for preparatory classes. 
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Gun violence

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My name is Kyrai and I live in Philadelphia. In my communtiy crime rate is through the room. Most of these crimes is gun violnce. Every day a teen is subjected toi gun violnce and may have lost their life. I myself have lost a loved one to gun violnce. The bardy hand gun policy states that everyone needs to go through a background check before they can be issued a hand gun. However hundrards of people are getting their hands on handguns, that are to young to obtain a handgun and doesnt go through the correct background check, even with the Brady handgun law in effect. The Brady handgun policy needs to be modified and enforced.

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Gentrification

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I'm a senior at Maya Angelou Community High School. The CIvil Action Project I'm working on is bringing awareness to the issue of gentrification in our community. Do you know what gentrification is? 
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Metal Detectors and School Violence.

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Should schools have more metal detectors in order to prevent mass shootings and violence ?



We need scanners to be in all NYC public schools. Air conditioners are about to be mandatory in all schools yet lives are being taken, and students are learning in  an unsafe environments which is why majority of these school shootings and stabbings come from schools with low security . What are we doing about it ? Something has to be done and security and scanning is the answer . Recently in Urban assembly for wildlife conservation 2 kids were stabbed and one died. In this school there was little to no security and their were no scanners. Now in a time where we need more education a school is being shut down because of a lack of security.  There are over 1,700 public schools in NYC yet in the school there are only 193 reported Scanners that would ensure the safety of our students.



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sagging pants

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Ingrid Norma Lindsey
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How do you think that we can stop students from sagging their pants?
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Neutering Dogs

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Do you believe that by neutering dogs the percentage of stray dogs will be reduced ?
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Bullying

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Does Rachel’s challenge have the potential to kill bullying? Why or why not?

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Homelessness in south central

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Homelessness in south central has been a issue for years now. Many people don't pay attention on the affects homelessness causes on our community and society. We are trying to raise awareness in our community and help prevail the end of homelessness or reduce the issue.
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Closed Campus Policy

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The problem and policy that I am working is a closed campus at York High School. My school does not allow students go and eat off the High School Campus. Our goal for this policy is to have the administration allow students to go and get lunch from local/nearby restaurants, or at home within the time given. Closed campus currently is a problem at my school because there are not always healthy lunch choice options, and/or students do not like the lunch that is provided for them. If open campus was granted, it would give Seniors the chance to have freedom, as well as have a break from school if needed and/or choose too. With that, I just wanted to discuss and get input on your schools and if they have open campus. If they do, does if create disciplinary issues, and how are they handled?  How does open campus benefit you during your school day?

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School Shootings

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Is anyone following the Stoneman Douglas High School students in Florida? They are bringing facts, intelligence, and passion to influence public policy. They are being heard. 
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Littering

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Many people in our society dont understand how they are harming and slower destroying their homes by throwing trash where its not suppose to go and instead deside to throw their trash on streets, parks, etc.
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Trade Program implementation

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Our plan is to obtain a partnership with a trade school and implement one or more of their trade classes in our school academic curriculum throughout each student's high school year.
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Dropout prevention

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my civic action project is on dropouts and how we can keep students in school and get students to take their studies seriously and aware that school is needed to have a good future and know that education is needed to create a path to their succes.

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School Scanning Policy

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We are proposing a modification of the enforcement of students found with drugs in our school. Students who are caught with drugs in the school should be given more harsh disciplinary consequences. Provisions for the removal from the classroom and from school property and school functions of students and other persons who violate the code; e. provisions prescribing the period for which a disruptive pupil may be removed from the classroom for each incident, provided that no such pupil shall return to the classroom until the principal makes a final determination pursuant to Education Law section 3214(3-a)(c), or the period of removal expires, whichever is less. In HSCL, you are sometimes punished with in-school suspension, which means that you are still exposed to other students and you are put into a designated area to do your work. Those who are caught in school with drugs should be expelled.



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Scanner u

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What will it take to get more scanners in my school

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Suicide Barriers On The George Washington Bridge.

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In NYC the George Washington Bridge is known for its suicide rate. Only the 4ft high walkway fence is to blame. We want to get a suicide barrier high enough where a person cannot climb over on both sides of the bridge without defacing the bridge.  
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Enforce NYC's Public Schools' 'No Sagging Pants' policy

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In NYC's public high schools, sagging pants has become a fashionable trend and has been publicized by celebrities- therefore resulting in an increase of students copying this 'style' of wearing their pants below their waistlines. This goes against the Department of Education and the New York City Chancellor's regulations, which state that one must not wear clothing that reveals undergarments, such as briefs and underwear, both of which are typically exposed when one sags his/her pants.
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Hindu holidays on school calander

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In all New York Public Schools Calendars Hindu Holidays are not mention. This action is not justified and is discriminating against Hinduism therefor we are proposing a policy of administering  the two Hindu holidays Holi and Diwali on the school calendar.   How would society react to this proposal? Why is Hindu holidays the only holiday not included on the calendar like other religious holidays? 
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Robbery (reduce)

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Hey, my name is David Turcios I come to the school Maya Angelou H.S. I'm a senior student there & I want to reduce the level rate of Burgarly crime. Here in the community there is a lot of burgarly crime & I want to put a stop to it !


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Driver's Ed

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We are proposing for the High school for Community Leadership to implement a drivers education course into the school curriculum for students who are 16 years of age and older.  Our goal is to have this program implemented at the High School for Community Leadership for next school year. However, student behavior and grades will be a determining factor of eligibility into the program.


Some Questions about it:

What steps are needed to institute a driving class in the school?

Can students take part of the school parking lot?

Should the students get permission from parents to have the driving class?

Will low income students get a fee waiver for the driver’s ed class?

Will we be able to manage the price of Driver’s Ed classes? (are all programs $500 like Edison?)

Are there any equipments or books needed to be bought before taking the class?

Will be there any insurance policy in the driving programme?

How do you become a certified driver’s ed teacher?

At what time students will have that class?

Will be there any grading system in the driving class?     

What place the driving class will be taken?

If any equipments are needed, do the students have to bring it themselves or will the school provide it?

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More Montessori Schools

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Schools nowadays have become so dependent on the use of technology that they've lost the ability to let students learn with hands on activities. Schools only focus on teaching you the information to pass the standardized tests than the information that will get you farther in life. Making schools become montessori will get students to engage more with the class through hands on activities and there'll be smaller class sizes for more one on one with the teacher/instructor. This set up will hopefully encourage more students to do well in school, which in turn will reduce the drop out rate. As well as encourage those students to find a career that they are interested in, so they can further educate themselves through a university, trade school, or technical college.

 

Goals: Make schools more interesting with hands on learning, smaller class sizes, and more one-on-one time with teachers.

 

Supporters:

  • Students- Learn information in unique and different ways which in turn will make them more interested in education.
  • Parents- Their children would be more willing to get a higher education knowing what they want to do.
  • Teachers- They will have more students passing their classes with higher grades.

 

Opposers:

  • Teachers- Would have to be more involved with their students learning
  • Taxpayers- In order for classes to be more interesting the schools would need to buy more supplies.
  • Schools Districts- With class sizes being smaller, school systems would need to find ways of offering more classes without changing school size.

 

Advantages:

  • More one-on-one time for students to get help from teachers.
  • Smaller class sizes.
  • Hands on projects will keep student interested in learning.
  • Students will get better grades from being more interested in school (Hopefully).
  • Students will know what they want to learn for their major/minor.
  • Reduced drop out rate (Hopefully).
  • More jobs for teachers.

Disadvantages:

  • Limited number of students allowed in schools.
  • School systems would need to enlarge schools or create more schools.
  • Not all students enjoy hands on learning.
  • Taxes would go up to pay for the supplies.

 

Feel free to ask any questions or offer up ideas to make this better. We're open to suggestions.

 

-Kenya Parker,Selena Krivoruchko, Nastasjia Plunkett

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Hand Dryer in Your School Bathrooms

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How many times have you went to the bathroom and left without drying your hands? When was the last time you witnessed paper towels left on the floor in the bathroom? Furthermore, we are trying to encourage the use of hand dryers in bathrooms, how do you feel about this topic?


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Gender Equality in Schools

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Have you noticed the amount of unfair treatment towards certain genders in schools? Well, I have and I am prepared to do something about it. It isn't fair for one gender to be treated differently at school, and in general. The dress code is a big deal for reaching a higher standard of gender equality. It is no surprise that girls are treated differently when it comes to the school dress code. They have a lot more rules than the guys and they are enforced more often then the guys rules are. I have only seen guys be told to pull their pants up when they are sagging. They are never told to go home and get a belt and they are never told to go to the office. We all know as soon as the teacher or security guard turns their head the pants will drop right back down to where they were before. They could also be wearing a tank top, which is against the dress code, but no punishments will be enforced. However, when it comes to girls being dressed coded they get sent home for the smallest things. For instance, they are wearing flip flops, or a tank top that covers the entire shoulder but is still considered a tank top. How is a girl going to be sent home for a tank top when a guy isn't. It honestly doesn't make any sense to me. My plan is to get at least teachers and security guards to send guys home for breaking the dress code. 

It's not just the dress though. I have noticed that some teachers tend to treat girls better than guys. It is one thing to have a favorite student who is a girl but it is a whole other thing to treat the girls better. I understand that some guys can be pretty idiotic but so can some girls also. It isn't fair for the guys to be treated differently. They are just as human as girls. Teachers should either find a way to be neutral with the class or show favorites to both genders. 

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Gilbert Leslie Sarah Jasmine RoenaJoy Ixchel
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condom distribution

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Do you think condoms should be given out at school at school for safe sex purposes?

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STATUTORY RAPE

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Brenda Gizzel
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What's your definition of statutory rape? how would you make awareness in your community? 

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Brenda Gizzel
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Body Cams on Police

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Gizzel
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Do you think that it is necessary for police officers to wear body cams in NYC?
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Modifying School Safety

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Gizzel
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Should schools implement the Barracuda device? It is a device in which it prevents the doors from being open from the outside in case of emergency. 
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texting and driving

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Joseph Mia Freddy Amardeo Saud Raphael Monte Sabrina Patrick Elizabet Kahsir Denzel Cynthia Per6 Per1
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do you think texting and driving is a problem in our community 

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Joseph Mia Freddy Amardeo Saud Raphael Monte Sabrina Patrick Elizabet Kahsir Denzel Cynthia Per6 Per1
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Home for the holidays

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We are going to be giving free toys,books, and clothes to the families that aren’t fortunate enough to be able to celebrate the holidays traditionally. Do you think it’s a good idea to give toys,book, and clothing to the families around the community? Will it benefit the community?
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Animal Abuse

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Nyah Blanca Angel Santiago Mariani Kaya Karen Armando Kristin Yakelin Lizbeth Vanessa Miguel Alejandra Nemi
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Animal’s abuse has been going on for a while. Because animals don’t have a voice, we talk for them. Image you have a pet dog. He ran away from home because the gate was open. A stranger grab the dog and took him home. You are looking for you dog and the stranger is abusing it at the same moment. How can we stop these abusers?

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Nyah Blanca Angel Santiago Mariani Kaya Karen Armando Kristin Yakelin Lizbeth Vanessa Miguel Alejandra Nemi
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Field Trips

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Ariel Autumn Shaun Siomara Alexus Tilomai Cindia Cesar Alberto Blanca Epenisa Period 6 Per1 Per6 Per4 Eric Carla Jennifer Per4 Per6 Per6 Oscar
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Would your attitude change towards school if you were able to attend/ experience more field trips or out-of-class activities?

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Sexaul Assault Policy

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Yeissy Samia Phoenix Ryanna Kayla Daijah Andrea Aileen Kyrai Eric Taylor Marissa Kawanna
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Why do you think that so many sexual assault victims are scared to talk about what happened to them and why they blame themselves for what happened?

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Yeissy Samia Phoenix Ryanna Kayla Daijah Andrea Aileen Kyrai Eric Taylor Marissa Kawanna
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abusive foster care system

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Sara Autumn Tilomai Diego Daisy Korianna Michell Jerri
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our groups is working on coming up with ways to make the foster care system better for the children, a safer environment. what are some policies or ideas that could help us with this issue?.
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Toy Drive

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Lamisa Raphael Aldo Hali Siomara Cynthia Robin
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Do you think kids should be embarrassed to accept charity toys from people that are trying to help out?
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Animal Abuse

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Melissa Nia Faizur Alberto Robin Elizabet Dulce Gizzel
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Our project consists of ways we the people can help our community decrease the amount of animal abuse that happens daily and understand why it occurs , Our policy is Cruelty to a dog or a cat is a Class A Misdemeanor, punishable with a fine up to $1,000 and/or imprisonment up to 6 months. Intentionally torturing a dog or a cat is a Class C felony punishable with a fine up to $5,000 and/or imprisonment up to 10 months. Any suggestions on what can be done to solve this problem? What makes people as human treat animals as they do without any remorse? Why hasn't any actions been taken?

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Melissa Nia Faizur Alberto Robin Elizabet Dulce Gizzel
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Bullying

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Maisha Sabrina Samantha Daisy Diego
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What would do if you saw someone being bullied or bullying someone else?
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Maisha Sabrina Samantha Daisy Diego
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Food For The Needy

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I’m a senior from Dr.Maya Angelou Community High School   & we're doing the CAP project for our senior portfolio.My project was the Thanksgiving Food Giveaway.During the giveaway we handed out turkeys,canned goods,boxed foods etc.

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Immigration

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Do you believe that the federal government should give amnesty (Pardon for illegal entry into the country) for immigrants ? Or only to the working class and those who help boost the economy ?

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Gangs

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Yeissy Autumn Alberto Christina Ellery Daisy Diego Julissa Michell David
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How can we young teens to stop getting involved in gangs?
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No Regents in New York

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Throughout high school in New York students are required to take regents every year to determine whether or not they can graduate. Do colleges even look at students regents score when looking at the admissions ? Do regents rally effect the college that students apply to?

 

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Abortions

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Autumn Dina Aileen Andrea Epenisa Guillermo
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    This project is about abortions and how pro choice and life can go hand and hand with the argument. The policy we used is Roe V. Wade, which indicates women need to have the choice to pick if they want to keep the child or ending the pregnancy (abortion). Roe V.S. Wade is an case, On Jan. 22, 1973, the Supreme Court ruled that the government cannot interfere with a woman’s right to have an abortion. And this policy is used and brought up til this day because people forget the rights that women have over thier own bodies. This project was chosen to make it aware that women have a say now and can´t let the govnerment have a say on their personal life.

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How to reduce Drug Use in LA

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Hi my name is Jose Ledesma. We were think of spreading awareness to the youth of today about the effects of drug abuse

-is it a good idea

-any suggestions

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Mia Julissa Andrea Amanda Jailene Ruth Joaquin Korianna Julissa Jorge Cindia Cesar Epenisa Daeqwon Per1 Jose Anna Maria de Los Angeles Manuel Jeramie Mainor David Cassandra Ashley Diego Carlos Christian Brian Francisco Vanessa Richard eric Alexis Andersen Skyla
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California has been pushing to legalize marijuana for awhile, and today patients can use marijuana for medical use. Patients can legally purchase and consume this plant as long as they have recommendation (prescription) from a medical doctor.  In recent years Colorado and Washington have legalized marijuana for recreational use and it is taxed by the state. Marijuana may be legal in a state for either medical or recreational use, but it is still illegal federally. Since two other states have legalized marijuana for recreational use and California has legalized it for medical use. Should the rest of the US legalize marijuana us for medical or recreation use? Explain why or why not.

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Mia Julissa Andrea Amanda Jailene Ruth Joaquin Korianna Julissa Jorge Cindia Cesar Epenisa Daeqwon Per1 Jose Anna Maria de Los Angeles Manuel Jeramie Mainor David Cassandra Ashley Diego Carlos Christian Brian Francisco Vanessa Richard eric Alexis Andersen Skyla
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Animal Shelteres

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Autumn Siomara Alexus Robin Dulce Group 2 Finau
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Do you believe that animal shelters should euthanize animals for reasons like a time limit or because they need to make space?

 

 

Euthanize :  To kill (a person or animal) painlessly

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Police Brutality

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Afdhal Freddy Saud Gilbert Tashira Kaylah Eric Turner Giovanni
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There needs to be some serious punishment for police officers who abuse there power. There also needs to be a law passed that will punish them for there actions. what is your opinion on this topic and what type of should be passed. 

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Afdhal Freddy Saud Gilbert Tashira Kaylah Eric Turner Giovanni
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More Scanners

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Gabriel Carlos
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We are working on placing more scanners in our school  because we have a total of four school in  and with two scanners in our school it is hard to get through scanning without there being such a wreck.

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More Scanners

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Their should be more scanners because if their isn't it would be chaos in the morning and it would cause a lot of kids to be late to class.

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Cyber Bullying

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Cyber Bullying
Bullying is a big issue in America. Bullying is unnecessary and destroys lives. Psychologically kids/students who experience bullying are affected. Their percentage of being successful decreases and feel emotional distress (depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and also decreases their academic achievement). Bullying does not only happen physically or verbally but it also happens through the World Wide Web. Many kids suffer from bullying and a lot of the people who do bully kids are doing it behind the scenes, where it seems like nothing can be done.

 

Over 3.2 million students are being bullied each year. One third of people that are being bullied admit that it also happens through the web (cyber). This becomes a huge effect on their education and their grades and performance drops drastically.

         



Policy - Technology is improving drastically. Each day we discover new ways to connect to the internet. Every second, thousands and thousands of gigabytes data is being used just on social media. And millions of people are sharing information with each other every second. The question is who is monitoring what goes on the cyber world? Is it even safe? The safest law and protection we have that we inforce is the Patriot Act which only protects the U.S. as a whole from any terrorism. In 2007-2014, 23% of students were victims in the period of 7 years. 83% percent of students say bullying has a negative impact on their self – esteem. The goal for the policy is to decrease the percentage of victims who are exposed to cyber bullying and also discipline those who abuse internet rights. To abuse rights is to offend another person or dehumanizing another. No one should be victims of bullying; it destroys lives and can ruin someone’s future. In order for victims of Cyber bullying to decrease, there must be some type supervision or a filter to things that are posted online so that no can be offended. Now offense can vary because some people can take things offensively when no harm was intended. Companies that make product or something that is used by the consumers are responsible for any danger or harm the product could bring to a human being. Social media companies make their websites or media very vulnerable to cyber bullying. Anything can be shared online and not many people will say or report the problem to an older person. Facebook happens to be one of the worst social media websites for bullying. Although Facebook is not responsible for the death or victims of cyberbullying, they do make it accessible and easy attempt and succeed. In this case Facebook and many other Social media companies should discipline those who abuse Internet rights and filter their websites. This would cost money for Social media companies in order to filter or hire extra people to over watch the internet. Now the funding for the Social media companies make a great amount of money so it would not be an issue paying it off.

 

 

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