dinsdag 28 april 2009
In our UK OK Class last week we talked about the curriculum on English schools, in this lecture we found out that the Curriculum was lacking the basic social structure. It was mostly driven on results. No wonder the UK ended at a 24 spot. I hope the new plans for the School curriculum will make a difference.
I think a more social structure in school would be preferable. I think the world is lacking a social structure. It is more business that social, commercialism is a thing of the future, and everything revolves around it. I think commercialism will destroy our way of life. Our politicians are no longer running a country but a business. All they care about is the amounts of money running through the country. People should care more about other people and this has to start at school.
In a table of Youth wellbeing in 29 European states the UK has been Ranked 24.
24 United Kingdom
This table was compiled by York University. The age group was 0-19 the group used mostly 2006 data. Included in the study was how children felt about life, school and relationships. Also the pressure of schoolwork was included in to the measurement. Number 1 in the table was the Netherlands followed by Sweden, Norway, Iceland and Finland as a ranking top 5. Putting the UK on the 24th spot. The worst school is Malta on a 29th spot.
dinsdag 21 april 2009
When I first read this article I was shocked. How can people plan a murder in cold blood, especially at that age? It is scary to think that all morals have gone. When I was 18 the thought never crossed my mind to kill someone, this is a sign that youths are becoming more violent and ruthless. A few years ago you could get beaten up (what is also just as worse, but you live), now a days they just stab you. This morning
A gang of teenagers between the ages of 17 and 19 killed a boy (Shakilus Townsend). Townsend aged 15 was beaten by a baseball bat and stabbed. The attack took place last year but the trail takes place today. The gang lured him to a quite place with the help of a 17 year old girl. This was the girlfriend of Danny McLean one of the accused. Danny aged 18 is accused together with Tyrell Ellis (19), Andre Johnson Haynes (18) the accused deny the murder.
They found the accused via the cell phone of the girl, because she called McLean. This was a murder planned and executed by teenagers.
zaterdag 18 april 2009
In the first part I summarized the story of 43 old David Bye who was caught and charged with child pornography and child abuse.
Bye is a calculated and cold hearted criminal as far as I am concerned and I am glad he got caught.
43 year old David Bye was arrested for rape and child pornography. He was caught after a thousand pictures of children were found on his computer. The children were aged 6 to 12, he took 202 pictures of 10 children himself. Some pictures showed him raping and assaulting a young girl.
He targeted single mothers, his first step was making friends with the mothers. This by being a sympathetic person and a listening to the difficult situations of the mothers, his daughter helped his disguise as a single parent. After he won the parent’s confidence he moved to the child. He befriended the children by giving them gifts like a new bike or a remote controlled car.
Eventually Bye was caught because of the pictures on his computer. His lawyer Ian Ibrahim stated that Bye left the pictures on his computer on purpose because he wanted to be stopped.
I am very exited to start writing blogs for school.
To Be Continued....