Child Soldiers around the world: Kevin Feller
248 views | +0 today
Follow
Child Soldiers around the world: Kevin Feller
Why do countries have child soldiers and how can we stop children from being in war
Curated by Kevin Feller
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by Kevin Feller from Gatsby's Dream
Scoop.it!

Banned Books Awareness: Where’s Waldo? | Banned Books Awareness

Banned Books Awareness: Where’s Waldo? | Banned Books Awareness | Child Soldiers around the world: Kevin Feller | Scoop.it

                “Where’s Waldo?” the classic picture book from the 1990’s that captivated children for hours on end was banned in 1987.  Why you might ask. Because in that edition of the book on the beech page there is a small, small image of a woman tanning with her top off.  When I looked at the full two page version of it I couldn’t find that image.  Finally after around30 minutes of searching I found it.  But I was getting really bored looking especially after I found Waldo.  Who ever found that picture had to of used a magnifying glass or something in order to find it.

                In the article the author talks about how the illustrator of the book had to censor his images in order for it to be removed from the list.  That meant putting underwear on the man changing in the tent, putting the top back on the woman on the beach and cleaning up any other images he had that might be seen as inappropriate.  But those images added humor to the pages giving children that find them something to laugh at.  Plus they are almost harder to find than Waldo is, but that is my personal opinion.


Via AdamMarkley
more...
Kevin Feller's comment, November 12, 2012 1:07 PM
The article that I rescooped was about how a where’s Waldo book was banned because it had a naked lady tanning on it. There was also a man changing in a tent where you could see his butt. The author did not mean anything by putting these pictures into this book but it seems that people think it is just a bad thing in general.
The fact that this booked was banned I think is kind of dumb because those pictures were just meant to be funny and make people laugh but it shows that many people have different views about small things like these pictures. The fact that it took you thirty minutes to find this topless woman shows that it is not meant to be seen by everyone. It is just something funny to see if you are really focused on finding Waldo. Many people have many different views but I agree with you in how it just does not seem right to ban this book for something as minute as that.
I think it is good that they let the man censor out the pictures and put clothes on the people but it still does not seem right to take the humor out of something like that when really it does not cause any real harm. This comes back to the fact that I think parents should be able to tell their kids they cannot look at these books, but I do not think that they have the right to try and ban the book from everyone.
Scooped by Kevin Feller
Scoop.it!

WORLD MAP OF CHILD SOLDIERS

WORLD MAP OF CHILD SOLDIERS | Child Soldiers around the world: Kevin Feller | Scoop.it

This map indicates only situations in which children  have actively participated in conflict.It does not show all countries where  children are recruited into government armed forces or armed groups. Please  refer to individual country entries in the Child Soldiers Global Report (2001)  for further information.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kevin Feller
Scoop.it!

Forced Killers

Forced Killers | Child Soldiers around the world: Kevin Feller | Scoop.it

'I was so afraid of dying. But my friends warned me if the rebel commanders detected any fear in me they would kill me. So I had to pretend to be brave'

 

Children just like this boy are being forced to fight in wars that they never wanted to be involved in. This is what we need to stop so that the youth of our world have better world to live in.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kevin Feller
Scoop.it!

Facts and Figures on Child Soldiers

Facts and Figures on Child Soldiers | Child Soldiers around the world: Kevin Feller | Scoop.it

Although it is impossible to accurately calculate the number of children  involved in armed forces and groups, it is clear that there are many tens of  thousands of child soldiers. Child soldiers exist in all regions of the world  and, almost inevitably, wherever there is armed conflict.

 

You see in this article that there are so many places that have child soliders. It is not like Africa is the only place that has child soldiers. Countries all around the world have these little killers, whether they know it or not.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Kevin Feller from Gatsby's Dream
Scoop.it!

Banned Books Awareness: Where’s Waldo? | Banned Books Awareness

Banned Books Awareness: Where’s Waldo? | Banned Books Awareness | Child Soldiers around the world: Kevin Feller | Scoop.it

                “Where’s Waldo?” the classic picture book from the 1990’s that captivated children for hours on end was banned in 1987.  Why you might ask. Because in that edition of the book on the beech page there is a small, small image of a woman tanning with her top off.  When I looked at the full two page version of it I couldn’t find that image.  Finally after around30 minutes of searching I found it.  But I was getting really bored looking especially after I found Waldo.  Who ever found that picture had to of used a magnifying glass or something in order to find it.

                In the article the author talks about how the illustrator of the book had to censor his images in order for it to be removed from the list.  That meant putting underwear on the man changing in the tent, putting the top back on the woman on the beach and cleaning up any other images he had that might be seen as inappropriate.  But those images added humor to the pages giving children that find them something to laugh at.  Plus they are almost harder to find than Waldo is, but that is my personal opinion.


Via AdamMarkley
more...
Kevin Feller's comment, November 12, 2012 1:07 PM
The article that I rescooped was about how a where’s Waldo book was banned because it had a naked lady tanning on it. There was also a man changing in a tent where you could see his butt. The author did not mean anything by putting these pictures into this book but it seems that people think it is just a bad thing in general.
The fact that this booked was banned I think is kind of dumb because those pictures were just meant to be funny and make people laugh but it shows that many people have different views about small things like these pictures. The fact that it took you thirty minutes to find this topless woman shows that it is not meant to be seen by everyone. It is just something funny to see if you are really focused on finding Waldo. Many people have many different views but I agree with you in how it just does not seem right to ban this book for something as minute as that.
I think it is good that they let the man censor out the pictures and put clothes on the people but it still does not seem right to take the humor out of something like that when really it does not cause any real harm. This comes back to the fact that I think parents should be able to tell their kids they cannot look at these books, but I do not think that they have the right to try and ban the book from everyone.
Scooped by Kevin Feller
Scoop.it!

SOMETHING MUST BE DONE!!

SOMETHING MUST BE DONE!! | Child Soldiers around the world: Kevin Feller | Scoop.it

For the better of our world and the youth that is in it. For the children to have a chance at a normal childhood. For the ability of these kids to have a life with the people that they love. No child soldiers is a major goal that everyone around the world as one should work towards.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kevin Feller
Scoop.it!

Child Soldiers: Children of Conflict

Child Soldiers: Children of Conflict | Child Soldiers around the world: Kevin Feller | Scoop.it
BBC reporters visit war zones to investigate the fate of children. Listen to child soldiers, wounded,lost and working children tell their stories. Warning: Some of the stories told involve violence.

 

 There are an estimated three hundred thousand child soldiers around the world Every year  

 

The children are told they will be killed if they disobey orders or try to escape.

 

often children are forced to kill and slaughter their own families making it so they will not have a home to go back to.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kevin Feller
Scoop.it!

Young Blood: Children of War - Causes

At the root of every war, at the root of every conflict, and at the root of every issue testing mankind lie major causes. Every issue, every conflict, and every war has underlying causes which are responsible for the spreading of the destruction. This is not unlike the destruction and the spreading of water in tsunamis because of the crushing of tectonic plates resulting in the formation of earthquakes. The use of child soldiers also has its underlying causes. Adolescents being neglected and the breakdown of the family system, the need for soldiers in case of civil strife, the progressive nature of technology to lighter and easily carried weapons, the voluntary and conscription methods of recruiting in the world today, and the displacement of children in certain areas are the major causes of the grave recruitment of child soldiers.

more...