Weekly poll #1 results

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For last week’s poll we asked you to share how you felt about the following statement:

You can never have too much news.

perceptive_vegetable said: "I agree because even if there was news in India, England, Romania, Italy, Spain all at the same time no one can stop that so I agree."

generous_lime said: "I'm in the middle because whenever you want to know about something, you will never get to know each and everything about it, some things about it will be left untold but you can say that you have enough news when it is enough for you to judge the situation judiciously."

generous_physics said "I disagree because then you will have way too much news."

The results are in and here's what you thought:

week 1 results!

There are so many different places that we can find out about the news – for example, social media, websites, television channels and newspapers. In fact, the news is in so many places that sometimes we can’t choose when we hear about it and when we don't.

Because of covid-19, the amount people looking for news has increased. Many people have also developed a habit of “doomscrolling” – spending a lot of time scrolling through bad or sad news.

This got us thinking about whether or not it’s possible to have too much news. What do you think?



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  • quickwitted_tamarind | Cheam Fields Primary Academy | United Kingdom 01 Nov 2022

    I put I'm in the middle. I did this because sometimes when I get news I like to process it all before I get more. So If I got lots in one go, I would not be able to think and focus on one thing.

  • generous_physics | Cheam Fields Primary Academy | United Kingdom 01 Nov 2022

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    I put dissagre because then you will be way too much news

  • receptive_outcome | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 01 Nov 2022

    I am in the middle because not all news reaches us, as there are many and many unknown news channels, that there are some marginalized news, and that news channels focus on what you like to hear and not all news, meaning that they publish what attracts viewing and not what should be watched And knowing what do you think of my saying this?

  • brilliant_vegetable | Cheam Fields Primary Academy | United Kingdom 01 Nov 2022

    I said that I'm in the middle.

    On one hand, it is good to be informed about regional, national or global issues that may have an impact directly or indirectly on your life or future generations.
    On the other hand, too much news , especially negative can stress you and cause anxiety or depression while you have no possibility to make a positive contribution.
    Therefore, keeping a good balance between absorbing news and living your life and socialising with family and friends is the best way to move forward.

  • generous_lime | Bal Bharati Public school A | India 02 Nov 2022

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    I'm in the middle because whenever you want to know about something, you will never get to know each and everything about it, some things about it will be left untold but you can say that you have enough news when it is enough for you to judge the situation judiciously.

  • brilliant_vegetable | Cheam Fields Primary Academy | United Kingdom 02 Nov 2022

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    I do not watch TV on school days nor do I own a smartphone hence my only access to news is by reading The Week Junior. I have a lot of extra-curricular activities: swimming, piano, 5 km park runs ... and these greatly help me when I feel stressed. Moreover, I play allot with my sister and friends which aids me in staying optimistic/ positive.

  • illuminated_newspaper | Cheam Fields Primary Academy | United Kingdom 02 Nov 2022

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    I selected that I'm in the middle. I selected this answer because...

    On one hand, one thing or the other will be occurring in some edge of the world. Furthermore, it is good to be informed about regional, national or global issues which are happening and can impact you. Moreover one can also comprehend the diverse impacts on people and citizens globally.

    Whereas, on the other hand, too much news can create stress, anxiety and depression to one. This is depicted to many in numerous forums with news contributing as a major factor.

    Therefore, too much news can direct one into a zone of anxiety and depression when they see comments such as:
    - Electricity and water bills rising
    - Bombs exploding and people suffering terrible deaths
    and many more..
    But, it can also be positive.

    The best possible solution which one can do, is to just continue with the journey of life, embark on new routes and adventures and socialize with family and friends.

  • contemplative_signature | Cheam Fields Primary Academy | United Kingdom 02 Nov 2022

    I said that I am in the middle.
    I think this because if the news stations are giving too much news, you might be stressed about what is going to happen for your future and won't pay attention to what is happening in reality.
    This can be very bad for your mental health. In order to swerve away from that, the news stations will have to reduce the amount of news they are giving to the public to make sure that they don't get too concerned or worried about what is happening around them.

  • perceptive_vegetable | Cheam Fields Primary Academy | United Kingdom 02 Nov 2022

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    I put I agree because even if there was news in India, England, Romania, Italy, Spain all at the same time no one can stop that so I agree.

  • brilliant_vegetable | Cheam Fields Primary Academy | United Kingdom 03 Nov 2022

    There can never be too much news? But how do you know their is too much news? It depends what you classify as too much news. Some might have a bit more global awareness therefore they are accustomed in retaining more information about events whilst others can be utterly shocked by an incident that can be too much to take in.

    So what do you think?

    Could their be a limit to news?
    Could reading a lot of news have a more positive/ negative impact on a person?

  • funny_lute | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria 03 Nov 2022

    I'm actually in the middle. I do not own a phone or have access to television. I am always told to read my books. Most of the news I hear or know about is through the newspapers my dad buys for himself. Instead of going to doom scroll I can easily relate with my friends and families. it helps me stay cheerful and confident.

  • outspoken_knowledge | St. Andrew Kaggwa Gombe High school | Uganda 04 Nov 2022

    On my side I feel there can't be too much news since news don't report about the same topic and not being updated about an issue can make you fall for problem, for example one can hear about news o0f a different country and feels its not important but the second day finds him self having to travel to that country and the news he thought was useless becomes useful so on my side there is no too much news