Human Rights


Human rights are the basic rights and freedoms to which of all humans are entitled to, This keeps us safe and in a form of independence; for more information regarding this, click here!

This page consists of information and content which refers to the current human rights which are used as of 2019. Thus, you will learn about gender rights and how it has improved within the past few generations.


Vox Pop | Gender Equality

Inequality in the workplace is a topic that has been discussed frequently nowadays, but different people have different visions, so we went to find out what people think about that topic.

Decades ago, gender equality was unbalanced, leaving women in the dust. Although, human rights within this generation have increased in terms of allowing women to participate within events which they couldn’t a few generations ago.

This can be noticed when comparing the statistics of women between previous generations with the current generation. For example, women nowadays often receive the same wages as men. Previous generations prove that women used to be underpaid because of their gender.


Glass Ceiling or rather a broken ladder? ~ women

Glass ceiling is the terminology given to unacknowledged barrier to advancement in a profession, affecting especially women and members of minorities.

While the term ‘Broken Ladder’ stands for the whole process, not just the act of reaching the top but every single step that the minorities give during the career journey.


Interview | Principal

This interview was made in order inspire young women and show that it is possible to achieve high standards as a women, we interviewed Fiona Morey; the Principle of Lambeth college.

Feeling Safe


Within this page, you’ll be able to learn information regarding feeling safe for the youth generation, this will be pursued with several video projects which the students have developed.


Interview with a Syrian refugee

This interview is about the journey of a Syrian boy and how he and millions of Syrians became refugees, and how he came to the UK. Our interviewee tell us how he lost safety in just few months and what he saw during his journey to come to the UK, A journey that took years.


Scenarios’ |Stress.

This video is about how stress can cause people trouble and what not to do, which is to bottle up your depression. What you can do to improve your situation is to ask someone to council you problems and help you with your stress. This will help your facing  these situations.


Scenarios’ | Verbal Bullying.

This video is about verbal bullying and what to do to defend yourself.  The worst thing to do in the situation with being verbally abused is to not stand up for yourself. This will help you if your in these situations.

Scenarios’ | Being Hacked.

This video is about being hacked and what to do. The best way is to gain a confirmation letter. Don’t give them your bank details  This will help you if your in these situations.


Interview | A victims’ mother.

As knife crime increases with 131 deaths in London and, 75 stabbings in a year. This proves that there has been a change in England’s capital.

Shaquan Sammy-Plummer, aged 17 , son of Jessica Plummer, unfortunately passed away due to a knife injury on the 30th January 2015. This was after being denied access into a party due to a confrontation with the party host. The mother (Jessica) told us before the interview that she believed it was set up as her son was then chased down the street before being stabbed. These crimes, were not right. We must take action.

social media

Social media is a wonderful thing, it helps us connect to the internet and friends online and allows us to do anything we want.
But there are people who use the internet for their own gains, making them do horrible decision. Some people would use social media to harm, threat, annoy or attack others for entertainment or just do so. Everyone tries to be safe on the internet but some people will go to far lengths to cause trouble by sending viruses or accessing private accounts through hacking.


Since now, social media has now extended to phones using them as apps and game consoles using them to communicate through gaming.
And still, most people are finding new ways to attack others with phones and games, almost to the point where the situation is to dire to deal with, causing the victims to get involved with the police or committing self harm possibly leading to suicide. Which can have devastating effects to the human race as we know it.


As bad as that may sound, not all is doom and gloom. While there is bad things people do, there also is helpful people who provide useful information of news updates about the world.
Many people want to help others but can’t do so due to living out so far from them, but now we have the internet, people use social media to assist those in need with help. Many situations have been solved thanks to social media with helpful people.


Doctors and nurses put up diagnosis on social media to make people aware of illness you could catch or have. Fitness teachers show how you can maintain a fit body by checking their websites for more details, and news broadcasters show the weather, news and sports online for all to see.

Now that social media is everywhere and almost everyone is using it, people think it’s now a part of human life. but most people think its too much for us. With most of the resources that come from online, and the entertainment that comes from it. people are now living with online connectivity to social media to the point where social media is causing young people to join them without knowing what to do, and giving their life to join it. Which now causes a new problem.

TWO DAYS WITHOUT SOCIAL MEDIA

I quit social media for two days . So, I quit Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. just to see what I am going to do without social media and I had a lot of fun without it. Click here to watch the video



Social Media safety .


With people using phones, consoles, tablets, laptops and desktops (computers), no one is spending time offline. Some people are now less active, pay less attention to their surroundings, and spend most of their life at home. We want you people to make this aware, if no one is getting the equal amount of offline as they are online. Old problems could become worse. People will gain anxiety of going near people due to interacting online, they could fall into depression due to being alone, and they could become so addicted, they would possibly go insane for it and lose self control of themselves.

So please, help show young people the safety and dangers of online activity. Show them how social media works on different devices, set their settings to parental controls, and make sure they stay away from trouble.
If you know anyone who may have an addiction to social media, try to get them to spend more time outside by going to a park, hang out at a bowling alley, go to a beach or go out on a walk, or go to a gym and work out with friends.

An interview with Chris Robert about how to stay save online

Photo & Picture tips (Pros and Cons) of Social Media


Whenever there’s a significant technological advance that fundamentally changes the way people live, it generates debate over the nature of that change and whether it’s “good” or “bad.” Internet-based, social media tools like email, Facebook, and YouTube that have revolutionized the way human beings get information and communicate and interact with one another. In the relatively short time, they’ve been in existence, social media has had some very positive effects in terms of empowering and connecting people. At the same time, they have provided new platforms for some decidedly unhealthy and destructive behaviors Some of the leading arguments for this technology–the pros and cons of social media–are outlined below. There’s plenty of anecdotal evidence to support either assessment; however, research into the effects of social media is still in its infancy, so scientific data are relatively scarce. What is clear is that the internet, social media sites, and the digital devices on which they operate are here to stay. Therefore, it is incumbent on each of us to understand, and help others to understand, how to use them productively and responsibly.


Tips for Social Networking with Pros & Cons
(Safeties and Dangers):


  The Pros:




The ability to connect to other people all over the world.



Real-time news and information discovery. General fun and enjoyment.Easy and instant communication

General fun and enjoyment

Great opportunities for business owners

The cons:

Information overwhelm

social peer pressure and cyber bullying

online interaction substitution for interaction

Distraction and procrastination

Sedentary lifestyle habits and sleep disruption


Is Social Media Hurting Your Mental Health? | Bailey Parnell
Advantages Disadvantages
Connectivity Cyberbullying
Educational Addictions
Awareness Hacking
Information & update Fraud & Scams
Promotion Health issues

Quit social media | Dr. Cal Newport

Here is a BBC acritical by Hilary Andersson talks about Social media apps. now click here to read.

IS THE END OF THE INTERNET?

You heard correctly: nowadays there is no association representing the youtubers.

So, they have gone on their own a group of European creators, with the aim of telling the politicians of Brussels all the problems we would have if this was approved Article.

Possibly this can cause some migration of talent outside countries of the European Union and towards the United States. 

Some creators within the European Union will stop creating content and others from outside the union will be blocked within Europe.

For example, only in Spain there are more than 1000 YouTube channe;s that generate enough audience so that their authors have something like a salary and can dedicate themselves to create content and in some cases even to hire people.

Something similar happens in other platforms such as Instagram, Facebook or Twitter that the creators of online content are already a small industry that has 1000 workers in the UK and that generates value for the whole society.

It is true that YouTube is a US company, but the youtuber with the most subscribers in the world is Swedish and the youtuber with the largest audience in the Spanish-speaking world is Spanish.

This means that in Europe there is no lack of creators, but the problem is that there is no association that represents youtubers; the great mass media or the record companies have their employers and their unions. Youtubers… not because they have started very little by little.

The story of any YouTube channel is the following: you start with your own resources, upload videos because you like them and, as you grow, there comes a time where you can dedicate yourself to this one hundred percent.

A European directive to regulate copyright on the internet, article 13, is as catastrophic as it is painted and what is more important what youtubers can do about it.

Article 13 paragraph 4. YouTube is responsible for the content that is on the platform, but has limited liability and this means that YouTube would be required to inform them that there may be songs on your platform and you have to ask them if they want to block them or if they want to be paid a license, so according to this version of article 13 if YouTube shows that you have done everything possible to protect the copyright you cannot sue.

YouTube could become a television channel where only the great creators could survive because they can afford a lawyer to manage their copyright.

Now the filter works well, because if you try to upload a movie or a series, a song, because it detects you and the video is blocked and that’s it, but it also works very badly. For example, James Rouse blocked a piece that is public domain that was touching him because I said I have detected this, and I think you do not play it.

On the other hand, the filter does not detect when you are uploading an entire movie or when you have uploaded an eight-second fragment into a video where you can be doing a didactic analysis, but the filter does not understand contexts, the filter only knows if the content is and will eliminate it.

With this law, social networks are going to have to make their filters work much more aggressively.

For example, in a day in which one hundred videos are uploaded, seventy of them are videos without third-party content, twenty-five of them use third-party content but legally and five of them use third-party content making the copyright infringement, but If social networks make filters work more aggressively, almost all these videos will be deleted or, at least, everything will be blocked preventive until you start a manual filter.

Obviously, it will better capture the copyrighted content, but it gives problems to almost half of the content creators who had done nothing wrong, and this can be explained with an example: it’s like a fishing net if you make the holes in the network finer you get more things, but you do not get them selectively.

That is why there are people who call them the meme, although in the European Union they say that today the memes will remain legal, but it will be very difficult to create content without problems.

Those who support the directive are large companies that say they are not paid enough compared to what they receive from Spotify and may be right, but they will isolate the European Union from the rest of the world.

There are many against this, even the founder of Wikipedia and most of the creators of content and even many consumers who feel that they are going to be isolated, but nobody really is against the essence of the directive to fight for Copyright.

The European Commission cannot approve directives, they have to propose them to the parliament and the European Council and it is these two institutions that write two different versions of the directive and this is where the problems begin: the providers of content dissemination services perform an act of communication towards the public, which basically means that YouTube becomes unlimited responsible for the content that is published on the platform.

We are only in the middle of the road.

The process to get a European directive is the following: first the European Commission proposes it and there we have the first draft of article 13, then the parliament draws up its text and votes and there we have the second draft article 13, but there is a third actor: the European Council and they also have their own version of Article 13.

On the one hand we have the representative of the European Commission who enters with his advisors, on the other the representatives of the parliament and the other to the council, all of them come with their advisors, in total, we talk about 30 people who meet every week to amend what is voted in parliament, being a very slow process.

The directive was already voted in favor on September 12, it should be said that although the directive received four hundred and thirty-eight votes in favor and two hundred and twenty-six against, article thirteen received only three hundred sixty-six in favor and two hundred and ninety-seven against. The final version of the directive will be voted between January and April 2019 so there is still time to change the formulation of article thirteen.

The certain thing is that once it had been ratified in the parliament it would have to take it to the national parliaments, that is, each member country would have to draw its own law following the guidelines of this directive and that is where the creators come back online.

But… what about UK?

A very striking thing with the creators of the United Kingdom is that although they were all against Brexit in general, they suddenly started to think that if Great Britain leaves the European Union and does not apply article thirteen, we will be able to continue creating content. continue to consume content from the United States and other countries and suddenly there is a good part of people who were very opposed to Brexit, but now it is very confusing.

Although it must also be said that it depends on whether the Brexit becomes aggressive or softly, maybe they end up covered by article thirteen of this directive or, maybe not.

We are going to imagine that I upload a video clip of a music group for example of ACDC without their permission, that is, I am doing something illegal at that moment ACDC or the record company that has its rights can denounce me, but it denounces me and can demand that I pay a fine millionaire to me, but the problem is money because I cannot pay a millionaire fine because I simply do not have a million euros, then ACDC they go to YouTube and ask you to remove the video. For these things YouTube has a special filter called content ID, in this case they send their song to YouTube and YouTube scans the song and looks for all the videos where it appears and blocks them. This is what the law says, but now comes the interesting part because at this moment ACDC arrive and they say to YouTube: and if instead of removing the songs you pay us a license? So far, the law does not say anything about that, that is, YouTube is forced to remove the song if they ask, but the law says nothing about negotiating contracts. However, as the people of YouTube is very great tells them do not worry we are going to do business, if you think I’ll pay a percentage of the money we generate with the ads that go in that video, that is, they negotiate a contract and you will say it is a high percentage or a low percentage because according to the record companies it is quite low. We only know one thing, associations like impala that are the ones that represent the record companies in Brussels want YouTube to pay them more and for that they need a stronger position in the negotiations with a new copyright law and this is how in 2016 the European Commission released the first draft of the so-called directive for copyright in the European single market. According to this YouTube law and all other content platforms are obliged to compensate the copyright owners, being much more favourable.”

“Let’s go back to the example of ACDC, now not only they denounce me for violating their copyright, but also YouTube.”

Breakdown of the Increase in Laptops.

Education is a mandatory in every child life in most countries. The importance of having education is well understood which is a great achievement in the global world we live in now.

Getting good grades is what everyone strives for, the work that needs to be done to get those grades are endless.

In most countries primary schools to secondary school education is free for the public.

Developing countries are on the verge of making their school system free and open.

The essential accessories needed by all students in order to achieve well in school is hardcore in all countries. The price at which such necessities are sold is very expensive, and normally leave parent with no income after going that extra mile to purchase them.

Personally being born in a developed country does not necessarily mean my life has been a smooth ride without my own share of hurdles.

As a child, I had to watch my mom struggle to earn enough for all our bills whilst bringing up my younger sister and me.

Going to tuition centers for after school lessons were a leisure on its own I could not fathom. There were several reasons why I could not dream of going there; for the first reason it was extremely expensive.

For an hour session, I had to pay £15, which my mom could not afford considering our financial situation. The only option I had was to study on my own and work hard in getting good grades like my peers.

The internet is a required platform for students we all know we need that to find research and ideas on our assignments. To get access to the internet we need to connect it from a device here comes the dilemma. Having a device, which can be connected to the internet, is so insanely expensive.

A quality device such as a laptop , which can last for a while, is so expensive; the average price ranges from £280 to £800, which is unaffordable for someone like me.  Part time jobs is the only option in getting enough money to purchase one and it will require more than 3 months’ worth of my income which should not be the reality of us students.

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The evolution of the laptops over the years are one of the contributing factors why the prices of laptops and other technologies keeps increasing making it an intense battle for students and parents. They are pressured  by the urge of doing well in school by getting expensive technology.

Schooling is extremely important in every child life; it impacts knowledge into pupils and helps as a stepping –stone in achieving their dreams.

Having education does not require a social class or any other ethics it solely depends on the efforts put in.

Personally from what I have endured growing I am happy I have been accepted into my preferred university to do the major I like. I am one-step away from having my dream job. I cannot continue to stay positive since I have to figure out how I am going to get all the things I need in pursuing my education.

Having a laptop is a top priority but the prices are leaving me breathless.

A break down to how the advancement of laptops over the years has been.

From the reign of Osborne 1, Compaq portable, Window 98 Operating System, Netbook and Smart book the laptop has indeed come a long way since the 1960s. It is no surprising the cost of a laptop continues to surge.

The marketing strategy in selling laptops spend thousands of pounds in branding it they have spent a lot of money in advertising laptops.

Higher education requires a lot of efforts and commitment. It is more challenging hence to do well the strive increases.

Students are inclined to purchase costly technologies for their academic projects. These are normally beyond their budgets, which as a result leaves them with nothing to keep afloat.

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Parents and carers are pressured in getting such technologies without any regards to their financial circumstance, which should not be appropriate.

Larger families with more relatives in higher education need to toil and find limited solutions in getting the technologies for their schooling this situation sometimes breaks down families which should not be happenings.

Countries in the world should priorities education of the nation by working hard to gather enough resources and funds to provide students with discount laptops and other technologies which they can in a flexible way.

The cry of the government when it comes to investing in new things they always hum the same thing in repetition like a ritual they alone know of and that is; “ There’s insufficient funds to support a new projects or there are too many things which are more urgent”.

Can someone tell me where our tax payments are going and all the fines that are incurred?

For one thing which is so important they proceed to come up with excuses for everything and totally disregarding the urgency of educational needs for students.

This is sadly, what politicians in almost every country which does nothing but to leave the country bleeding as the future of its leaders are bleak.

Students needs to be encouraged to do well in their education. They should not be left worried about how they can afford the essential things that are needed for their schooling.

Countries like England, USA, Germany and France, which are more developed, tends to disregard the future of its youth but rather fill the country with unnecessary issues.

They forget the future of the country dwells on the students and for that, they need to invest on the future generation. They lose focus on what is most important but rather concentrate on the unnecessary.

As a developed countries they need to set good examples to other countries which will lead to a more global and prosperous world.

Young people in most countries find themselves caught up in fatal violence, which in most cases claims the lives of themselves or the innocence.

It is only after the violence escalates to a point where there is news of crimes every second.

This is when the government starts to confront the violence. It is only when the violence makes headlines in the news.  There’s not much being done to prevent it from happening in the first place it is a sad reality to the current state of all countries which is killing the health of the nation.

Before crime escalates and unemployment reigns there should be effective, ways implemented to prevent them in the first place;

  1. Making education affordable for everyone: Pupils should be able to go to school without having to worry about the cost of their education and how they will pay for it.
  2. Affordable laptops and technologies; to succeed in their education they need these technologies to do assignment. The prices of laptops are so expensive and unaffordable this leads to a lot of unnecessary pressure for parents and students in pursuit of getting these. A rental option can work. If students are given the option to borrow a laptop or other technologies that they can use for a periodic time like a week to do their projects, they can return after the specific time.
  1. Transport: Travelling to school is a struggle in almost every country. It is very costly to get buses or trains. Families with financial difficulties are unable to always pay their children to even get school. If free or affordable mode of transport is available, more students will be inclined to be in school.
  1. Affordable meals in school: The cost of meals in colleges are ridiculous. A bottle of water cots £1.40. Walking into cafeterias is like entering a high street. There is nothing that is reasonably priced. No one can study on an empty stomach if meals in schools are made in consideration of the diverse people. It will be more appealing for young people to stay in school.

Laptops and other technologies should not be an avenue to drain money out of students and parents who are desperate for a good future.

The media needs to portray these issues in their news outlets to emphasis on the ridiculous pricing of laptops and other technologies that are required by students for schoolwork.

The essence in excelling in school is extremely important. A higher education is the platform where we students can grow to be influential. The need to be do better is overwhelming and in a situation where we are limited and not financial stable

Help is needed in getting these technologies for our schoolwork. Being left alone with the burden of providing everything on our own only result in anxiety and worry. It affects us mentally since we are unable to grasp any solution. For the future of the countries we love and live in, we need to unite and work towards building our generation.

More efforts needs to be done for our future and us. Laptops should not be so hard for us students to get when needed for our project. It should be an important issue that should be addressed and not neglected.

An interview with Luke an employee which is included below proceeds to tell us why there is so much increase in laptops on a regular basis, he says;  I think the prices of laptops keeps increasing because technology keeps advancing”.

From his interview which is down below more research is needed when checking out the prices of Laptops.

It needs to be the priority of the government to ensure the future generation will not be lacking.

Beauty standards of different centuries and its sacrifices

You might heard a lot of time the words as “beauty requires sacrifice”. Sociologists said that women are ready to kill their selves for beauty. Is it actually like this? What people of all genders were doing before and what they are doing today to fit into different beauty standards?

From time to time the beauty standard is changing and I want to talk about how it has change and what are women and men ready to do to follow these standards.

Beauty was important to the women all this time and it even more important to men. Because it was a man who noted in the late 1700s that a woman’s “first merit is that of beauty.”

The words “beauty of pain” was actually like this some centuries ago. Women in 17th 18th and 19th centuries were actually killing their selves running after the beauty standards.

Lead carbonate

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Picture of woman from 18th century

If people nowadays are spending hours on the beach or going to the tanning salons to darken their complexions. People in 17th – 18th century’s major was having extremely pale skin. A women with a white skin was seen as a higher status, because she didn’t need to work under the sun in the fields all day. In the 18th century people were using lead powder to get their skin look pain. Using this product you were getting that result. Lead carbonate were believed to be effective in the treatment of certain skin pathologies, capable of eroding imperfections of the skin, polishing, cleaning and bleaching the face. If the phrase “bleaching face” sound dangerous you are absolutely right! But because of this type of makeup women would often report hair loss, damaged teeth, inflamed eyes, and even blackened skin. Also, it cosmetics brought paralysis, brain cancer and other fatal diseases.

Cochineal Insects

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To finish their look they were adding red paint to their lips and cheeks. To create the red pigments they went so far that it was delivered from the cochineal insects!

Tapeworm diet 

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Tapeworm

People in 17th century they had a ball inside if them were an eggs of the tapeworms and they were eating them. On the question why they were doing it I found an answer for that – to lose weight and have tiny waist to attract their husbands. They were eating all the food instead of the hostess and they could reach in some cases 30 meters long.

Tapeworm eggs sells even nowadays. As soon as it hatches, tapeworm will grow inside of your body and you can eat whatever you want and still lose weight, because it will eat everything what you are eating.

Sounds good right? Eat burgers and don’t worry about the weight. But it just sounds that good. It is extremely dangerous and it causes more harm than good. You start to have pain in the abdomen, feeling of weakness, fever, complication of the brain, complication of the brain and nervous system which can cause dementia and vision issues, disruption in the function of various organs in your body including the lungs and liver.

Belladonna

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Belladonna

The juice of the belladonna was used by women. They were  bury their eyes. From this they acquired brilliance, and the pupils dilated. But it was ending with blindness.

Arsenic

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Arsenic

Arsenic is a substance that has been known to both the “healer” and the “poisoner” throughout history. This is one of the most dangerous chemical poisoner in the Earth. We are going to talk not about small amount of dose for the medical purposes.

Some centuries ago, women were using arsenic for their beauty.

People wanted to have smooth skin and to get that result, ladies used very dubious means as mixing in equal proportion arsenic and hydrated lime. After that, in the bathhouse put the “magic cream” on the skin.

Why they were doing that? I just have to say, that even doctors were advising to do not get married with a women that has a hair on her face and body.

The women of 17th and 18th centuries found a new way to use arsenic. On that time was a fashion to have a pain skin colour, having really pain skin colour was meaning that you are from the higher social class and if you have darker colour was meaning that you are from the working class and that you worked in the fields under the sun.

Ladies from that time were extremely scared of the sun as from the fire. To emphasise their high social class they had to artificially add skin radiance and exquisite pallor. And arsenic was just one the poisons that they were using to get the plain result.

Is really difficult to say how many lives claimed such a thirst for beauty.

To be honest even now some cosmetic companies are using arsenic in their products but his scanty amount is officially allowed to add to cosmetics.

Corsets

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Different types of corsets

This corsets was to make you slim. In the middle of 16th century, corsets were a common thing in European women wardrobe.

In the beginning of 13th century they had a wide belt for men and women. After a while, it was made for women only, such a belt supported the chest and highlighted the waist.

In the end of 15th century the beauty standards has changed and women should have big breast and thin waist and wide hips.

To get this kind if body they were wearing this corsets and were laced so tight that it disturbed the blood circulation in the body. It was that tight that women fainted and none was surprised.

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Corset with sewn metal

In corsets sewn metal or wooden plates that squeezed the female figure in a vice.

Later that time, there was corsets from metal and with little holes for ventilation.

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Metal corset

Obviously the results of wearing this corsets were incredible, it was possible to tighten up to 25 centimetres. Nevertheless, frequent women fainting and wearing such corsets for years deformed the internal organs and led to early death.

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A: Natural positions of  internal organs. B: Deformed by corsets

In the beginning of 18th century start to sell corsets from whalebone. And the standards of  women waist was 40 centimetres but later it start to be 33 centimetres.

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Ethel Granger with the waist of 33 centimetres

As the owner of the thinnest waist who entered the Guinness Book of Records was Ethel Granger, a resident of Great Britain who died in 1982. She had waist of 33 centimetres.

We were talking only about the women beauty standards, let’s see what was happening with men standards and what they were doing.

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Men didn’t have to have big muscles because they were not fashionable. As you could get them, only of moving heavy things, which working class were doing. But it was good to have a hint of muscles and trained body, achieved by practice, riding or dancing, but not mountain-muscles and little belly and double chested was fashionable too. A belly meant that a man could afford to eat that much. There was some time when gentlemen were adding a bit of padding to achieve this look.

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Hieronymus van Beverningh

The next handsome thing in men was dark and long hair and worn a slight curl.

I think that for men it was easier to fit into beauty standards.

In my opinion the beauty standards was really terrible and they were bringing a death.

Okay.. The things above is what women were ready to do to be beautiful on that time, but what has change nowadays? What are we doing and what we are using to be beautiful?

Even if today women doesn’t wear corsets and do not use any poisons as arsenic, lead carbonate and belladonna for their beauty but the fashion industry always making up new trends and giving new challenges to people.

According to the research of New Year resolution showed that 64% of asked people wish to lose weight and get fitter and 50% want to live healthier lifestyle.

There is not really that big pressure on how you suppose to look.

The beauty standards nowadays is very different as everyone had access to internet and find a look that you will like and that will make you feel comfortable. However, let’s have a look what is the most popular beauty standards nowadays and what modern people do for their beauty.

Slim body 

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Getting slimmer and lack of weight might cause a very big problems. In those unwanted consequences can be the risk of miscarriage, infertility, the development of diabetes, lung disease, depression, arthritis and even an increased risk of death in a car accident.

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Kim Kardashian

But not only slim body is trending nowadays, I think everyone knows Kim Kardashian, and if not here is a picture of her. She made a new trend in body image for females and nowadays is more popular to have big boobs and big hips.

But not everyone likes that, most of people just want to look slim and have not too big hips. Personally, I do not like this look, is just too much. I think that it doesn’t look natural.

Doing nails 

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Manicure

Nowadays is also popular to do your nails and there are a huge amount of design that nail technicians provide. They can be with the diamonds, drawings and many others. It is easy to girls because even if you have short nails you can make them as long as you want.

Once you’ve done your nails you will get used to how it looks like and when there will be a time to remove them you will want to do them again and again. So, it is kind of addiction, but it also destroy your natural nails as they use a lot of chemical things to make your nails long and look beautiful.

It is also danger in some cases, for example if you have done too long nails you can break them easily, in some cases even with your own nail.

Also, it is danger because when you visit a nail salon you never know who was before you and if the stuff properly disinfected and cleaned their apparatuses and you can easily get infected.

I personally a nail technician and in my opinion you don’t have to do your nails too often as it is bad for your nails, they become very soft and start to break very easily. You have to give a break for your nails.

High heels

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High heels

Wearing high heels can cause some issues. I know you might think that there is nothing bad wearing them and I agree with you that wearing them just on some special days a few times per year will not cause any big issues with your body. On the other hand, if you are wearing them most of the time, you might get transverse flatfoot, arthritis (inflammation of the joints), arthrosis (joint deformities), edema, thrombophlebitis, varicose veins.

Tattoos and piercings

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Tattoo and piercing salon

There is not a lot of cases when something happened with this, but if this happened it can be really serious. The danger can be from the metal that they use as it insufficient sterility.

During the procedure it is easily get germs or infection like AIDS, hepatitis B and C, tetanus, tuberculosis if the materials that they use is not clean enough.

Most of the time the difficulties can be from tongue piercing. As when you do a piercing in the tongue it start to bleeding and a lot of bleeding can block the airway.

Epilation

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Waxing

Removing hair from the intimate parts with hair wax poses health problems. Doctors says that after removing any hair from any part of your body appears wounds on the body which is the entrance for all sorts of infections and sickness sexually transmitted, such as herpes.

Hair coloring

Choose your hair colour wisely

Nowadays I think dying hair is normal thing. Every women dye their hair at least once a month. If before it was the things that only women were doing nowadays even men change and dye their hair.

When you dye your hair too often increases the risk of chronic leukemia, follicular lymphoma.

Plastic surgery

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Plastic surgery is becoming popular from time to time. People can change their look if they do not like something. They can change the shape of their face, nose, lips (cheiloplasty), eyes (blepharoplasty).

For the first few weeks after the surgery women suffer from sharp pains and this pains can appears even after a long time. In the list of possible complications after surgery might be addiction, you might can a lot of infections, allergy, tissue rejection or necrosis.

Make up 

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Wearing a make-up is much safer than it used to be before. People like when their eyelashes is really long and even when you are wearing a make-up it suppose look natural even you use it a lot. You have limitless amount of products that will look very natural on your skin.

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There is no rules on how your make up has to look like. It can be very bright or just a little bit or you can even don’t put it at all.

Skin colour 

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Skin colour is also depends of the person and how he likes it look. It can be tanned or fair.

If years ago tanned skin colour, in Europe, was meaning that you are from working class, now it means that you are having good holidays. But in Asia, having fair skin colour still popular, but again it depends of people and what they like.

Men’s beauty standards

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Men’s beauty standards nowadays has change as well as women. If before they were thinking that is not good to have huge musculus, nowadays men prefer to have them.

As you can realise, there is a really big differences between the beauty standard from 21st century and 17-19th centuries.

People were going through different types of suffer to look beautiful, were living with a tapeworm inside of their body to get slimmer and in the result were dying earlier.

Now it might look much easier than before, but now everyone has access to the internet and people can see how other people look like and how they live and sometimes it make big pressure on people. Moreover there are a lot of adverts about how to look like and how to lose weight.

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After you see other people you start to change yourself and tying to look like them, start to sit on terrible diets that says to eat just one apple per day. Trying to look like someone and to lose weight people start having eating disorder and anorexia.

Even when people want to get a fit body, some people overwork in gyms and start to faint.

Personally, I think that people doesn’t have to compare their selfies with others, and people should not do something because others do.

Everyone is prefer exactly in the way how they are. You can be special only because there is none like you in the Earth and you the only one. Love yourself!

Family Abuse


The Content within this page will be focused towards Family abuse within youth families, upon reading this page. You will read about the definition of family abuse, individual causes which may lead to family abuse with the effects which may take place. As well as a solution for each cause. This page will also consist of several video productions which relate to families, productions such as interviews, surveys and a two question vox pops.

Family abuse is generally defined as a universal issue within most families, particularly youth families whom may not know how to manage. This issue mainly consists of verbal, emotional and physical abuse between family members. For example, parents who constantly mark their children will create an abusive relationship between the family members. Also known as family abuse.

There are several common causes for family abuse for any family may experience, the causes generally have a variety of solutions to prevent the causes from occurring further in the future. Although, the solutions within this page are generally the typical solutions.

Financing ~ Family abuse can be a result for families if they are struggling to finance their life well, Families who struggle to manage to pay for housing, food and education. Are generally going to use forms of abuse to try and get back onto track.

Although this may seem effective, it isn’t healthy. The main cause of this is generally to do with the amount of stress which is gained from struggling to pay off their invoices. The effects for this issue can be major, the family can risk the possibility of losing their properties. Children who are in education will also find it harder to learn due to the lack of support which they will receive.

There is a solution which can prevent families from experiencing this issue, and the solution is to manage money as a family. This will allow family members to become calm and notice which invoices have been paid. It is also best to place income aside every month, to be left for when a major issue occurs financially.

Communication ~ Communication within families is a key skill which should be associated with every family, as a family lacking communication can lead to major disadvantages. A family without communication generally don’t eat meals together when optional, as well as generally talk about issues which relate to the family members.

The causes for this mainly refer to the family members and their intentions. Mainly having intentions to keep personal issues to themselves, or ignoring what the family members have to say.

This generally causes lack of confidence as family members will find it hard to gain confidence in general life, let alone confidence between families. This is a horrific effect as this can prompt students who are in youth families with this issue to achieve low grades. When they can achieve higher, although their motivation to do so is affected by their confidence. Families can also suffer from this issue as a lack of communication will deprive family members and parents, causing arguments between the behavior within the families.

The Typical solutions to this relates to communication, all families need to do is start to eat meals together as a family, participate events as a family and have open conversations like a family. Doing so, the members within the family will start to gain more confidence as their family are open.

Every family is completely different, so these typical solutions for the causes which are mentioned, have a possibility of not being helpful. If this is your case, feel free to roam the references which was used to fetch this information.



Youth Thoughts | Survey

We Developed a survey which was shared to eight people, the majority of these people had claimed that stress is the most common cause for family abuse, which is understandable as this issue can cause family members to become pressured which will lead to poor decision making.

Views

Youth Thoughts | VOX POP

To see the views of the youth regarding Families, our team asked several students about what they think determines a good family and a bad family. The following students who expressed their views are students of Lambeth college.


Interview | Rochelle

As this page is related to families, we decided to interview our college learning development coach, She has a family and supports students who seek support with family related issues.


Interview | Caz

Our Tutor kindly arranged an interview for us with someone called Caz, Caz is someone who works in the nursery which can be located within the grounds of lambeth college, since she works in a nursery. It only seemed reasonable to interview her as she possible has a clear understanding of families. Especially young families.

Caz was generous and developed a document which refers to early intervention, you can find the document by clicking here.

K-Dramas through the Decade

Imagine a life without K-dramas, that was me over a year ago when I hadn’t even heard of K-pop let alone K-dramas. Now I wont exactly call myself an expert but i will say I have the knowledge to take you on a tour.

Although I may not have been watching for a long time i have watched many K-dramas that go as far back as 2004. So I thought it would be a great idea to compile a list of my favourite dramas, starting from 2009 to the present with each one being chosen by year.

Let’s begin.

Boys Over Flowers – 2009

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Boys over flowers was the K-drama that started it all. If you have never watched a K-drama I recommend this as your first one. The plot is amazing and it never seems dragged out which I have seen in other dramas. I believe the cast are beautiful and  they fill everything I want to see in a drama in regards to the flow of love, drama and real life situations. This drama does it all for me.

Rich meets poor in this drama when Geum Jan-di ends up at one of the most prestigious schools in Korea. This is where she meets F4 the most handsome, richest schoolboys. Gu Jun-pyo falls in love with her but will their love-hate relationship and a mother who will not hesitate in ruining their love get in the way?

K-rating: 5/5

You can find Boys over flowers on Netflix 

 

Secret Garden – 2010

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What can I say about secret garden? It was amazing I loved the whole body swapping situation it gave the drama a twist. With the girl being poor and the guy being rich it was nice to watch them experience each others daily life and the struggles they go through. The comedy aspect in the drama made it better too especially when they were in each others body and they would do something out of the ordinary for that person it just brought the whole drama together.

Similar to boys over flowers, rich meets poor when Kim Joo-won a store CEO meets stunt woman Gil Ra-im. She is always on his mind so he decides to pursue her, at first the feelings aren’t reciprocated but with bodies being swapped how complicated can it get?

K-rating: 4/5

You can find Secret Garden on Netflix

 

Flower boy Ramen shop – 2011

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I thought this drama would be worth watching after seeing  Jung Il Woo’s portrayal of Kang Ji-woon  in ‘Cinderella and four knights’ however I was left quite disappointed. The beginning was great but around the last 3 episodes I felt that the story had dropped and it was being dragged out for too long. It seemed as if the plot had just gone and they were throwing ideas together. The cast kept it interesting and I liked the ending but I feel they could have made it better by getting rid of the scenes that weren’t really relevant.

The drama follows a woman in her 20’s trying to pass her civil service exam. She meets the arrogant heir to a large food company and at first is attracted to him until she finds out he is a senior in high school and 6 years younger than her. Then throw in a ‘husband’ she didn’t know she had and her fathers Ramen shop what could go wrong?

K-rating: 2/5

 

To the beautiful you – 2012

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I found this drama so cute. The whole girl dressing as a boy kept the drama on its toes especially in times when you thought she would be caught. As much as I love Choi Min-ho I did have second lead syndrome, Cha Eun-gyeol was the cutest. He was very comedic at times which gave the drama more life. I also liked the connection that Goo Jae-hee had with both the male leads 

The drama follows Goo Jae-hee a Korean girl living in the states. She is often bullied by her peers and wanted to drop out. One day she sees a track and field competition on the tv. She spots one of the jumpers Kang Tae-joon. He becomes her idol allowing her to stand up for herself, one day Tae-joon is injured which could end his career. Fearing for the worst Jae-hee decides to transfer to the same school he is attending but there is a catch, its an all boys school. Not giving up she cuts her hair and disguises herself as a boy.

K-rating: 3/5

 

My love from the star – 2013

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There are many reasons why this drama is on here. It was different to other dramas it gave us a twist of supernatural  and science fiction. It also showed us different time lines with the main characters life. There was also a sense of mystery, you didn’t know what was going to happen next with the main couple especially with Do Min-joon’s departure looming so it left you on your toes wanting more. I also liked the fact that Do Min-joon had powers it made it more dramatic and gave some action to the drama this kept it more exciting because you didn’t know what he would do next.

An alien who came to earth in the Joseon era gets stuck for 400 years. 3 months before he leaves for home he meets a top actress Cheon Song-yi. She believes she is loved by everyone until she meets Do Min-joon, she soon develops feelings and tries to get him to fall for her. He tries to keep away from her due to his upcoming departure but finds himself failing to do so.

K-rating: 5/5

You can find My love from the star on Netflix

 

Pinocchio – 2014

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I watched Pinocchio because I love Park Shin-hye and Lee Joon-suk. The drama was good however there were parts which just dragged and some episodes I believe were a little boring. It may be down to the fact of not really being in to the whole murder mystery dramas. The ending is really good and I found it so cute with everything that had happened it was nice to see a happy moment.

A family was destroyed after their fireman father died while helping people caught in a blaze. It was all made worse when the media blamed the fireman for the death of the other firefighters who had gone in after him to save someone who was still inside. The family became outcasts, the brother left and the mother decided enough was enough and decided to kill herself and her young son. The boy survived and ended up with an elderly man who believed he was his son who had passed away. The boy tries to hide his past from the man’s granddaughter Choi In-ha who had gone to live with them after his other son and his wife divorced. Choi In-ha dreams of being a reporter but has Pinocchio syndrome which makes her hiccup when she lies. With her dream in mind secrets are uncovered and a family is brought together to serve justice.

K-rating: 3/5

You can find Pinocchio on Netflix

 

Oh my Venus – 2015

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This drama was just cuteness overload. Shin Min-a made her character very adorable and comedic and So Ji-sub was very comedic but serious. I love the difference in the characters and they way they connect. At times the drama got serious which I liked as it showed more realism as to what people go through.  I also found that  Kim Ji-woong and Jang Joon-sung made the drama very funny and kept me laughing through the episodes even when it got sad at times you didn’t feel down for too long.

When the love of her life breaks up with her for putting on weight, lawyer Kang Joo-eun decides its time to turn her life around. Her ticket comes when she meets Kim Young-ho a personal trainer turned Hollywood star. She finds out his secret that he is the famous John Kim and ‘convinces’ him to help her lose weight.

K-rating: 5/5

You can find Oh my venus on Netflix

 

Goblin: The lonely and great god – 2016

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Words can not describe my love for this drama. The romance, drama, supernatural all rolled into one just created a piece of art. So much happens in this drama that I can’t pick a favourite part I just love the characters and the actors they chose portrayed them so perfectly. The romance and comedy was amazing but when it got serious It left you with tears in your eyes. So if you decide to watch this I advise you to have tissues at the ready.

A goblin, Kim Shin becomes the landlord of a grim reaper in charge of taking deceased souls. Kim Shin has been wanting to end his immortal life but the only way that can happen is by his human bride. Ji Eun-tak a high school student has had a hard life one such problem being that she can see ghosts who haven’t passed on. One day she unknowingly summons the Goblin and through various circumstances ends up falling in love with him.

K-rating: 5/5

You can find Goblin on Netflix

 

My secret romance – 2017

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The best thing about this drama was that it was totally different to any drama I have seen. The one night stand in the first episode just changed what I thought the drama would be like. It was more age fitting for me. The main characters were just a great pairing and it was a bit cliche at times but i liked that, it kept it like a classic K-drama. As a sucker for romance this drama just fit me perfectly. I just wish that there was more episodes because I needed more of their romance.

Through a series of misunderstanding Chan Jin-wook meets Lee Yoo-mi. Jin-wook’s sly, playful personality charmed Yoo-mi. They sleep together and in the morning Yoo-mi leaves leaving Jin-wook confused and angry. 3 years later the pair meet again when Yoo-mi ends up working for his company. She pretends that she doesn’t know him, but he knows she is lying. With all the drama that pursues in there life will there love stay strong?

K-rating: 4/5

 

My Id is Gangnam beauty – 2018 

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For Cha Eun-woo’s first leading role in a drama it was beautiful. He played his character perfect and I loved the fact that he liked Mi-rae from when they went to school together. I also enjoyed the moments when Mi-Rae learned things about beauty, you can be born beautiful and the person themselves or others around them could still have a problem with it. Beauty is inside and this drama showed that not everyone is happy just because they are pretty and everyone is going through something.

Kang Mi-rae had been bullied her whole life for her looks. Her mother allows her to get plastic surgery. However when she joins university her looks get her into more trouble than she thought and still gets teased as the ‘Gangnam plastic surgery monster’. It follows her life as she recovers her self esteem and shows you should love yourself for who you are.

K-rating:5/5

You can find My Id is Gangnam beauty on Netflix

 
 
Touch your heart – 2019
 
 
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This drama hasn’t aired yet but I cannot wait to watch it. After Lee Dong-wook and Yoon In-na’s portrayal of sunny and the grim reaper in Goblin I want to see more of them together. 
 
The drama follows the romance between a top actress who due to a scandal is on the down fall and the a prickly lawyer.
 
 
 
 

 

 

Money & Budgeting

Interview with Ben Gaymer

In this interview Ben Gaymer (Lambeth College Staff Coordinator) talks about helpful ways to budget.

Spending Habits


As you know young teenagers today like to spend money on items they are interested in. Another reason why young teenagers like to spend their money is because nowadays designer shoes, clothes and jewelry is what attracts them the most.

Girls eventually start to spend more as they enter their teens and begin to discover expensive make-up, hair (weave etc) and shampoo. Boys on the other hand do not spend as much as girls do. However, the most that boys would spend their money on is online games, clothes and trainers.

Lifestyle Deals

There are many good deals that many people going along with day to day life may not necessarily see. As a lot of young adults are starting to pay for their own bills, they usually start working at these ages therefore sites that can reduce their price to suit students to get affordable prices for stuff such as their phone bill, gym memberships and store deals.