A poll about Pam's story

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This week, we learnt about how four people experience online platforms. One of them was Pam. Let's recap:

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Now, answer this poll and give your answer and reasons in the comments.

Comments (51)

  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg fun_moose | Michael Faraday Primary School | United Kingdom
    04 Feb 2022

    I said this because They would be responsible because they created the app, but she's responsible because she's spending too much time on it."

  • British Council.jpg independent_technology | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    04 Feb 2022

    In my opinion it's not right on the app builder!
    Because we need entertainment in our lives, not only study and diligence in school!
    We also have the right to have a little fun!
    But Pam is under the so-called "addiction", meaning that if she sets a daily routine for her, that will gradually make her get rid of her addiction to the application and pay more attention to her lessons!
    But is it love or addiction?!
    In my opinion, instead of communicating with her friend on applications for fun and pranks, she can communicate with her friends on (Zoom), for example, and study together!

    And I think that there are some who will say that (her parents should pay attention to her and advise her to balance her studies with playing! And that playing comes after school and homework!)

    And I think that there are those who will say that the creator of the application is right!
    It may also be true!
    In other words, when the application was created, they were supposed to make more educational applications!
    Nowadays, almost every week companies produce a new app for fun!
    But they forgot or "ignored" making applications for the purpose of education and study!

  • British Council.jpg healthy_antelope | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    04 Feb 2022

    I said that the inventor of the application is not responsible for this, because Pam is the one who did not organize her time correctly and does not have a strong will in order to achieve her goals, Because if the inventor of the application will bear the responsibility for all those who are the same as Pam and put in place a law that prevents students from entering the application except for an hour a day, he will be exposed to material losses,So the fault is not his fault, but Pam's fault. Why doesn't Pam organize her time and open the application when she has free time? If there really was a will to do so, I would and would not even think of blaming the inventor of the app

  • British Council.jpg majestic_moon | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    04 Feb 2022

    My answer was 2

    I said this because I think that the responsibility is not on the creator of the application, but on the people of Bam when they allocate time for Bam to watch the application and time to study and time for a walk outside the house. Studying with gifts and snacks, and I think that if they took care of her and did not give her her phone except in a specific period, for example, from two in the afternoon until seven in the evening, I think it would be good. Introverted, so I think the solution is in the hands of my father, Pam"

  • British Council.jpg steadfast_woodpecker | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    04 Feb 2022

    My answer was 1

    I said this because The app maker has no income. He just wants to earn money and he has no income. The fault is on the parents who invite their children without monitoring what they are playing and what they do. The solution to this problem lies with the parents because the parents are the ones who are able to prevent their children from using the application constantly"

  • British Council.jpg comfortable_contribution | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    04 Feb 2022

    I said this because Because Pam is the one who downloaded this app and she knows that playing will affect her studies. If she was really interested in her studies, she wouldn't download the app"

    1. British Council.jpg compassionate_bassoon | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      comfortable_contribution's comment 10 Feb 2022

      Frankly, I will comment on your comment, because it was part of my reality
      (When I said Pam is the one who downloaded this app and he knows that playing will affect her studies) Now I will tell you what happens when I open the YouTube app to study, and my intention to study is not to watch fun videos, when I find a title of a very interesting video on the list, it is I am very curious to know what happens in the video, so I open it and watch it and then I see another video and watch it and so I lost my time but I said at the beginning that my intention was to study and watch educational clips.
      (So ​​I think the purpose of the apps is to lure users in such a horrible way that most of your time is wasted on this app) So why blame Pam? It is like us trying to find an application that relieves her boredom and makes her happy, she is young and does not know what the goal of some applications is or how to go her boredom in the right way that does not make her regret later, but we will blame the makers of the application because they know their goals from the beginning, the application makers can make the application boring or fun or We can't leave him...

  • British Council.jpg compassionate_explanation | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    04 Feb 2022

    I said this because I said this because the origin of these images and programs is not responsible. Why? Because he creates this type of program in order to earn money or develop a company and he does not have any responsibility or authority over those who use it. He who uses it is free himself to choose what is best for him and not the productive person is responsible. Perhaps parents should supervise their children and limit the time in which they sit On this type of program because parents have authority over their children and always want their interests. Either the creator of the program aims to earn money or fame or develop a company or other reasons He will not care who will be used, but if everyone becomes addicted to it, it will increase the demand for it and its fame, and this is beneficial for him Therefore, he is not responsible at all. Perhaps he should write instructions for use only, and the rest is the responsibility of the parents to supervise their children.

  • British Council.jpg fulfilled_peach | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    04 Feb 2022

    The application has no responsibility, but Pam is responsible; Because Pam is addicted, this thing is not the fault of the application or its inventor, it is not surprising what happened to her, as we all know if we become addicted to something that we cannot get out of, the application causes Pam to stress when she is not on the application in case she loses to a certain thing.

  • British Council.jpg fulfilled_peach | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    04 Feb 2022

    Pam is responsible for this thing, because if you lose the application, you will not know how to do anything, because she relied on the application.

  • Cheam Fields logo articulate_rock | Cheam Fields Primary Academy A | United Kingdom
    04 Feb 2022

    My answer was 4

    I said this because well, she is distracted when she is not on the app. So the app is responsible for that.Also, she stays up late watching videos on the app, so that is very bad for her and the app is also responsible for that.However, that seems like the app is fully responsible for all this. I chose 4 because she is a little bit responsible because it was her who chose to use the app. So, she is responsible for that."

    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      articulate_rock's comment 04 Feb 2022

      A balanced view, articulate_rock!

    2. British Council.jpg majestic_moon | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      articulate_rock's comment 05 Feb 2022

      I do not agree with you, because we cannot say that the entire responsibility is on the creator of the application, because it is the biggest responsibility on Pam with her parents, because if her parents took care of her and allocated time for her to watch this application, the creator of the application does not have any responsibility because he made this application to entertain some for some time and he thought I am the father of every child who sits on this application, allocating time for him, and he did not know that there would be children addicted to this application.

      1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
        majestic_moon's comment 07 Feb 2022

        What if parents don't set time limits? Or should children have to have their parent's permission to use one of the apps?

    3. British Council.jpg healthy_antelope | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      articulate_rock's comment 06 Feb 2022

      But the application does not have to stop working at certain hours, because the timing varies from country to country,And even if he sets certain hours according to Greenwich Mean Time, for example, this will not suit everyone, as there are those who are at school at this time, sleeping or working, and so the application will cause the company to go bankrupt, That is, the company is not responsible for Pam, who does not work to control her time and herself, as the company aims to increase its income and not stop its work for the sake of students who think how they will justify their dispersal,Where, for example, I was obsessed with an application all the time on it, but what is the fault of the owner of the application if I am addicted,When I tried to organize my day and lock apps to get things done, I did! Because I saw that this application contains videos that support me in order to correct my wrong habits, Especially since this application contains useful contents such as teaching languages, sayings, thoughts, experiences, mathematics, historical stories, as all of these help us in our studies, but those like Pam do not pay attention to these good contents, do not ,Here the error comes to us, not to the company and the owner of the application

    4. British Council.jpg compassionate_explanation | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      articulate_rock's comment 07 Feb 2022

      But don't you think that the biggest mistake came from Pam, there are many people who use the same application and it does not happen to them as it happens with Pam, and this is evidence that the error is not in the application, but in those who use the application
      If you used this app will you be like Pam?

  • British Council.jpg articulate_antelope | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    04 Feb 2022

    I think that Pam was the one who used the application wrongly, because she is the one who is working to watch it, and I did not just throw the matter on Pam, I also threw it on the app maker. Pam is responsible for the middle of the damage that happened to her. To cause damage to Pam, as for me, the other middle was achieved by the application maker. The application maker made this application for the benefit of humans and he did not know that this would happen to Pam, but he was working from time to time to develop this is what added to the tragedy of Pam, we are with a campaign to develop towards The best for people

  • British Council.jpg impartial_lute | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    04 Feb 2022

    I vote that the creator of the app is not responsible for the stress he feels, because only PAM or a certain group is feeling the stress. The creator of the application in general created it for people to use comfortably so that they always accept it and use it permanently for financial profit The real person responsible for the stress he feels is (Pam alone) because he determines the amount of time he will sit on the application, and who decides Stick to it or leave it.

    ## But there is an anomaly when the person responsible for the creator of the application feels that the user will feel that when there are situations in the application that always make the user nervous and addicted to it, this is one of the actions of the creator in order to get financial profits.

  • British Council.jpg friendly_orange | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    04 Feb 2022

    I said this because it is true that the application dispersed her attention about her life and study and makes her awake late at night and this affects the focus and causes stress, in the other hand using the application makes Pam happy and she enjoyed using it with her friends and this is not absolutely bad , and l think that first responsible about this situation is Pam herself because she has chosen she shall organize her time between her study, duties, her family and enjoy with her friends using the application and thus will her more productive and more happier .

  • Ormiston Sudbury Academy radical_painting | Ormiston Sudbury Academy | United Kingdom
    04 Feb 2022

    My answer was 3

    I said this because it was made to be entertaining and distracting but its also pams responsibility to control their-self and get off the app when they get stressed. "

  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg reasoning_truth | Boutcher C of E Primary School B | United Kingdom
    04 Feb 2022

    I said 3 because although he made the app











    I said 3 because although he should make sure no one feels stress by this app he made, it is not really his problem and business if other people are having problems with this so I am in the middle.

  • British Council.jpg efficient_explanation | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    04 Feb 2022

    I answered (3)
    Yes, in the middle, that is, they are both responsible!
    Pam should gradually try to reduce these applications. I will not say to refrain because of course we have fun with friends and laughter, but it is better to do this after completing studies and homework!
    And also the creator of the application is responsible for this because he could have invented an application for study or an application (its content is scientific in an entertaining way) that is better than issuing an application that controls the brain involuntarily!

  • British Council.jpg alert_ostrich | Asmaa Prep School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    04 Feb 2022

    My answer was 3

    I said this because I don't place all the rights on the creator of the game and I don't place the right on Pam because they are both wrong, but in a slightly different way. Pam, on the one hand, was using the game incorrectly. If that game didn't last, he would have been fine and didn't feel any thing. On the other hand, the creator was mistaken about designing an unsafe game for children, knowing that it would distract his mind only in order to win some money and lose the minds of the next generation and make them Unable to advance in the future. But I want to clarify something, that it is not dangerous for the minds of children, if we use it by another way , think about it, if we put games that develop the child’s mind, because it creates something counterproductive, so the child be a unique genius."

  • British Council.jpg smart_glacier | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    04 Feb 2022

    My answer was 5
    I said this because She chose to be fully responsible because she chose the application and chose the time it takes How does her focus affect her absence? The application was made to meet the need of individuals to unload, make conversations and have fun, but everything has a specific amount, there is no application in the world (you have spent a long time and you should stop using it) and this is what she did not do I relied on the entertainment component and forgot that the application could be used for other purposes It may make her more useful as it will affect her life and behavior, so she bears full responsibility

  • British Council.jpg determined_deer | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    04 Feb 2022

    I chose number 1 because the creator of the application is not responsible for the distraction. He creates the application for a specific goal, whether it is education, entertainment or financial profit. I think that all responsibility lies with Pam because she is the one who can balance between viewing the application and her studies Therefore, the application is exploited by an appropriate exploitation ensures that it has a focus in its study and enjoy the application and not to be tension.

  • British Council.jpg amazing_skill | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    04 Feb 2022

    my answer is 3
    Because the creator of the game could have assigned the application to those who are older than Pam, but he also bears the responsibility of the children who used the application and they are under the age recommended for them, so I put 3 where he is responsible but not responsible in a large proportion because also this responsibility belongs to the parents more because they must Educate their children and be aware of everything their children do

  • British Council.jpg wondrous_flight | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    05 Feb 2022

    My answer was 3
    I said this because The creator is the one who made this application, and he is the one who made these videos allowed, and I also chose 3 because he is not the only one responsible, because Pam is also responsible as she knew that this application was bad and despite this she continued to follow it and her friends, So I place the responsibility on the creator and the user.

  • British Council.jpg amazing_skill | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    05 Feb 2022

    my answer is 2
    Because the application maker is not entirely responsible for the harm of the application to Bam, but Bam is more responsible for that because the application can be for those who are. Older and also you can use the application, but for certain periods, not the length of time, and also the parents will not be responsible for this, but the application maker bears some responsibility because it is possible to prevent downloading the application for those of the age of Bam and prevents from using the application for more than an hour at least a day

  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg dazzling_chocolate | Boutcher C of E Primary School B | United Kingdom
    05 Feb 2022

    My answer was 3
    I said this because they are responsible because it's addictive but the person is also responsible because they have to monitor how and when they use it.

  • British Council.jpg mindful_raisin | Islamabad Model School for Girls (VI-X), I-10/4 | Pakistan
    05 Feb 2022

    My answer was 3
    I said this because I chose this because both the app and pam are responsible for it equally. the app creator is responsible because why did he make this app in such a way that other people are distracted and stressed. And pam's fault is why she was using this app and why she chose only this app for fun and there is so many apps for fun. So both are equally responsible.

  • Graveney-logo-250x250.jpg encouraging_elderberry | Graveney School | United Kingdom
    05 Feb 2022

    My answer was 4
    I said this because the app designer is partly responsible because they have designed the app in a way hat is enticing and requires you to spend long hours on it, so this event was always a part of its use plan which was created by the app designer. However, it is Pam's choice to use this app in the first place and there is an aspect of truth in the distance which there is between them as the creator has actually no connection with Pam's mental state just an app which partly caused it. Saying this, I believe that if someone- no matter who they are - should be responsible for their creation's effect on the general public whatever that may be. In this case, the app creator is in the wrong as their business model includes the aspects which needs you to send hours a day online.

    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      encouraging_elderberry's comment 07 Feb 2022

      An interesting comment with lots of reasons to support your opinion. Can you give an example of a creation that has had an effect on the general public, that you think the inventor should take responsibility for?

  • British Council.jpg frank_ibex | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    05 Feb 2022

    said this because Pam should organize her time, she should divide the 24 hours into many activities

  • British Council.jpg fulfilled_peach | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    06 Feb 2022

    My answer was 1. I said this because the app has no responsibility, I think the solution is in the hands of her parents, from one in the afternoon until four in the evening these dates are good if my parents set her Pam, well I guess they only give her her phone for forty days, the effect will be gone The application is never on her, and I think that the first person responsible for this situation is Pam herself because she chose to organize her time between her studies, her duties, her family, and having fun with her friends at the same time. On the application, she thought that the application would make her happy. Perhaps this thing made her to download the application and chat with her friends. This app was made to be both entertaining and distracting, but it's the responsibility of the control to be careful. That's my understanding of Pam's situation.

    1. avatar.jpg EXPERT: Samuel @ KPMG
      fulfilled_peach's comment 07 Feb 2022

      Do you think only Pam's parents should be responsible? Should the companies that make these apps also have a responsibility for the mental wellbeing of their users to ensure that they do not become too addicted?

  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg supportive_panther | Boutcher C of E Primary School B | United Kingdom
    06 Feb 2022

    My answer was 3
    I said this because creators don't make things for them to be adictive they are made to be enjoyed

    1. avatar.jpg EXPERT: Samuel @ KPMG
      supportive_panther's comment 07 Feb 2022

      Thanks for your comment. Do you think this is always true? Some have alleged that apps like Instagram and TikTok are designed to be as addictive as possible to maximise the amount of time that users spend on them.

  • British Council.jpg radical_beetle | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    06 Feb 2022

    I say that the company never bears the responsibility because Pam is the one who downloaded the application herself and also played on it herself, and the company did not force her to do anything and she was not obligated to download the application, and Pam's love for the application indicates the company's success in producing a beautiful application and her feeling of anxiety when she does not use it It will go away when she realizes that the application is not necessary in her life and that it does not affect her day, and she feels that. In her spare time, she practiced her favorite hobbies or practicing comfortable sports such as yoga

  • British Council.jpg radical_beetle | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    06 Feb 2022

    My answer was 1
    I said this because I say that the company never bears the responsibility because Pam is the one who downloaded the application herself and also played on it herself, and the company did not force her to do anything and she was not obligated to download the application, and Pam's love for the application indicates the company's success in producing a beautiful application and her feeling of anxiety when she does not use it It will go away when she realizes that the application is not necessary in her life and that it does not affect her day, and she feels that. In her spare time, she practiced her favorite hobbies or practicing comfortable sports such as yoga

  • British Council.jpg healthy_antelope | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    06 Feb 2022

    I said 1 because Pam is the one who can't control herself and her addiction to the phone where even if this app couldn't exist she would have been nervous about other apps,And the owner of the application created this application for entertainment and learning, so in any case, if she really wants to take care of her studies and cannot leave the application, she can open on study videos that you can understand her lesson through,But when Pam says that the app caused her anxiety, it means that Pam is fully responsible for this tension, As there are applications that lock applications for a specific time, and you cannot open the application until after the time has expired, but she did not use them because Pam was looking for a reason to justify her failure to organize her time and study

  • British Council.jpg genuine_memory | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    07 Feb 2022

    My answer is 4 I said this because the application helped cause mental and brain dispersal, which helped to lack of focus and the tension that occurs to Pam is due to her being attached to the application for long hours, which led to stress for Pam when not using the application on a daily basis and there are certain reasons for the occurrence of tension as a result of a change in the process Or school, or physical and social difficulties, and when something is lost, the mind and body used to do, use, and watch it.

  • British Council.jpg exuberant_snow | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    07 Feb 2022

    Pam can review her lessons via the Zoom platform, and this helps her whenever she is not busy. She can review her lessons and this helps her not to miss her lessons, but I suggest that she go and see the lessons in person and organize her time between watching the videos and studying her accumulated lessons

  • British Council.jpg dynamic_bilberry | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    07 Feb 2022

    My answer was 1
    I said this because I said this because the origin is not the only responsible, but here shows the role of the family in monitoring their children and continuous communication with them to avoid falling into trouble and they should always take care of problems.

  • British Council.jpg appreciative_pear | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    08 Feb 2022

    I'm so sorry I sent it by mistake. Please accept my apologies

  • British Council.jpg imaginative_world | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    12 Feb 2022

    My opinion is that every person should entertain himself, but for short and specific periods, so that he does not waste his time. Also, I do not hold the creator of the program responsible because he created the program for entertainment, but Bam did not organize her time well and was spending most of her time on the application, which resulted in her neglecting to study it, I suggest Pam should organize her time and set aside a certain period of time for her to take care of her studies

  • Manor Park logo selfassured_journalist | Manor Park Primary Academy | United Kingdom
    13 Feb 2022

    I chose 1 as the app maker made what seems to be a really creative app! He or she can't control how much time Pam spends on their app. Pam is the only one who can control herself and stop the addiction. Maybe she could set aside an hour on the weekend to play-she can catch up on anything she misses out on.

  • British Council.jpg champion_forest | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    19 Feb 2022

    My answer was 4 I said this because the designer of the application is partly questioned because they have deafened this application and their desire was for the person to be immersed and addicted to this application and we are watching some people fulfill the desire of those responsible for this application and we are watching some people achieve these goals Why not stop this artificial world and watch Our world and we explore useful things to be a safe and beautiful country

  • Cheam Fields logo content_badger | Cheam Fields Primary Academy A | United Kingdom
    02 Mar 2022

    My answer was 4
    I said this because the person who invented the app had all the ideas of how it will work and what will happen when they use it. Most of the responsibility is for the creator. But, some of the blame is for Pam because the app is causing her to sleep late at night and she is the one who chose to use it. If she hadn't used the app, there wouldn't be much stress on her back. This is why I chose number 4.

  • Cheam Fields logo polite_poem | Cheam Fields Primary Academy A | United Kingdom
    20 Mar 2022

    I think the number i will go with is 4 the reason i am choosing this number is because they are saying Pam is watching videos in bed at night which is bad for her as she needs to sleep.Second,it says she is watching it at school this means she is more focused on the app that is on her phone than learning and this another bad thing because she needs to have education and learn.When i read the speech i think the app is more responsible because it keeps on distracting her and problems might occur like education,sleep and pressure.Also,I think Pam is a bit responsible to because she was the one who chose to go on this app and a bad thing is that she knows she has to get on with other things but she is to attracted to app.

  • Cheam Fields logo excellent_solution | Cheam Fields Primary Academy A | United Kingdom
    29 Mar 2022

    My answer was 3
    I said this because when people design these types of apps it can be their fault because they haven;t thought about if this can cause certain people stress by making it too addictive but at the same time other people could talk to her who she doesn't know and could be saying rude things and mocking her which is fairly rude.

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