Are avatars a good idea?

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First, let's learn about avatars...

Now, here's your challenge!

Are avatars a good idea?

Give at least one reason for YES.

Give at least one reason for NO.

Comments (84)

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

    AVATAR is an entertaining idea that gives a beautiful cartoon image to any real picture
    No matter how old a person is, there remains in his heart a love for cartoon films

    Because it gives the impression of innocence and purity as children

    The idea of ​​​​the avatar came to simulate the childhood element of people, and many enjoyed photographing it and choosing the features for each person
    I don't think it was a bad idea, but rather a good and heartfelt idea

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

      But don't you think that they have negatives, because everything in life has negatives and nothing is perfect. Because they give a person a chance to build a new character that he may like and dislike his true personality, and this lowers his self-confidence and pushes him to stay longer in avatars or avatars can reduce our face-to-face interaction with society. Face and other reasons in my opinion
      After reading the comment, smart_glacier, did you have any negative effects that popped up in your mind?

  • British Council.jpg aware_painting | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    03 Feb 2022

    Avatars could be a good idea because Because it helps you to participate and prove a presence in the virtual world that does not exist in the everyday world
    Avatars could be a bad idea because Because I think it's like a jungle, it's chaotic, and there are no standards to control bad behavior

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

      Avatars are an imaginary and imaginary world that allows a person to do everything, whether it is imaginary or real, so how can there be negative behavior in it? And what are these behaviours?
      Don't you think it's different from the real world, it's just for entertainment and not like our real world

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

    Avatars could be a good idea because I think avatars can be good because 1- Avatars provide the opportunity for all people to express their opinion freely without hindrances and without anyone preventing them. For example, in avatars, a person can freely express his opinion even on controversial issues related to the government. If he expresses his opinion openly in real life, it may harm him or his family. Or even work. Either with avatars, this does not happen, but expresses his opinion with comfort, and this is the best 2- Avatars are good because they give everyone the opportunity to communicate, whether they are people with a movement disability or black skin, or from developing countries. In the avatars, there is no racism in the avatars. All the peoples of the world are united and prostrate as one and give them the opportunity to communicate without being bullied by anyone, so they communicate comfortably 3- Avatars are an example of modern development and increases the ways of learning and communication, allowing all people to learn in modern ways that are attractive to all ages
    Avatars could be a bad idea because I guess avatars can be bad when : 1- When we become addicted to it, it separates us from the real world and builds for each person an imaginary world in which he sees himself as perfect, but when he detaches from the pictures and returns to real life after a period of addiction that he will suffer a trauma equal to the life he forgot and I think it is perfect as in the pictures Avatar and this is very, very, very harmful. Avatars are a double-edged sword 2- When we distract us from studying, the testimony is one of the most important things in a person’s life. If these images are used frequently, they occupy a person’s thinking on a continuous basis and distract him from studying and from interacting with the society around him, and this will cause big problems for this person in the future. He will not have a good testimony and he will not be able to Communicate with people really comfortably 3- If it is used for the wrong age groups or without supervision, children may become addicted to it and push them to steal and lie to open new stages in the avatars and prevent them from communicating with their friends and this blurs their personality

  • British Council.jpg aware_painting | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    03 Feb 2022

    Avatars could be a good idea because Because it is an important element that must be present to complete the virtual world in all its aspects. If this element is lost, the virtual world will lose its purpose.
    Avatars could be a bad idea because It contains different personalities in behavior and environment, which can be somewhat difficult to deal with

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

      I'm a person from the world who doesn't use avatars and the virtual world seems perfect and balanced to me
      How will you complete aspects of the virtual world?
      And are all those who do not use avatars their own incomplete and incomplete virtual world?

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

    Avatars could be a good idea because That the avatar is good, but very good, because it may compensate people who have facial deformities and congenital malformations, such as cleft lip, and that the nose is sometimes not present with their hair of external perfection and does not show distorted signs on the face
    Avatars could be a bad idea because It is a bad idea and it can also be very bad if other people are disguised as pictures and identities can be deceived by putting an avatar that looks like a certain person and deceiving all his relatives and friends or that there are many similar people in the world that can be distinguished with difficulty, we will not be able to To distinguish between people, then the great impersonator will appear and make important decisions

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

      Do you think in the virtual world that there is a law and police to hold violators and impersonators accountable?
      As you know the impersonator cannot be detected in the real world because avatars are a mask for him

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

    The avatar is the most conspicuous online manifestation of people’s desire to try out alternative identities or project some private aspect of themselves. The experience of living through an alternative self is the most,interesting powerful,in virtual worlds ,it also makes films ,games , video calls ......more enthusiastic

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

    The use of the avatar is a good thing, as it was able to attract younger subscribers through cartoon images and using them in the comments helps to show suggestions and expressions on the face, especially when using chat, in which it is not possible to show facial expressions, gestures and body language

    1. British Council.jpg impartial_lute | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      smart_glacier's comment 04 Feb 2022

      Well, but saying that it attracts children, in my opinion this is not good in all cases, it is possible that the avatars that children are attracted to are not useful and harmful to them, reflecting bad behavior on their behaviour.
      What do you think?? Reconsider your statement

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

      But don't you think that her use of cartoon pictures is proof that she wants to attract children???
      And knowing that there are some dangers from their use of avatar images

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

    In my opinion, avatars may or may not be a good idea:
    I will explain to you,
    A good idea, because it works to entertain children and young people and is also used in education and social life, where it works to consolidate and memorize educational things for children, for example, it helps the teacher when he wants to teach his students something, he uses avatars in videos, and father and mother can use avatars in videos also when They want to teach their children how to prevent COVID-19.
    Bad idea: because there are also famous influential personalities in the world in the form of symbolic images, and many people are attached to them and are addicted to them, especially if this character negatively affects the person, everyone will try to imitate him, and it is possible that when a person becomes addicted to it and sits on it a lot, it weakens his eyesight It can negatively affect children, because movies of symbolic images usually have extraordinary behaviors, such as a person in which he flies and falls from a high place and does not die. It is possible that the child tries to imitate him and falls or tries to fly
    This happened with a lot of kids.

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

    An avatar is called a graphic representation that, in the field of the Internet and new communication technologies, is associated with a username for identification in the virtual world. Avatars can be photographs, drawings, or even 3D representations, so I guess it's not a very good idea because it contains positives and negatives, but in my opinion, its negatives are more because it disturbs the order and stability of countries because it is easy to forge identities through them, which can prejudice the State stability, forgery of official documents, hobbies and passports

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

    Sometimes I think avatars are good because it makes it easier for people to understand people when they are on social media, for example, when avatars explain what he's talking about and what he's going to talk about, it helps the viewer to understand the news faster, I think it's better for the viewer to know what he's going to see The downside is that I have child viewers when they watch on social media and see avatars in some videos, kids will think they are real, and it has many negatives for kids.

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

    Yes, it is very good, I will tell you that it is good, because it is easy to design, and it is also an image that works to express the personality of the individual, and also it works to hide the congenital defects in the figure, which is an image that destroys bullying in the virtual worldI would like to ask my question: Do private avatars enable everyone to express themselves in the online world?

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

      What do you mean by private avatars?

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

    Avatar is a very good and entertaining idea. I have wished since I was little to become like a cartoon. It gives the impression that the person, no matter how old he is, will still have the beautiful childish spirit. Perhaps anyone in the virtual world does not want to show his true face, this will help him a lot and it also provides everyone with the opportunity to express Their opinions If society is not accepting of his opinion, they will not know who he is and that will not cause him any harm and he will express his opinion without harming himself, as we say hitting two birds with a stone

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

    The avatar can be a good idea because it represents the graph that is linked in the field of various technologies such as the Internet and various communication sites with the user of identification in the imaginary world, and avatars can also be pictures, statues, or graphics.

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

    I think avatars are a good idea because you can pick whatever form or body you are in and you can choose how you look. You can let your imagination fly and be free by choosing your appearance. Also, avatars in the Meterverse are 3D. However, if you always use avatars, you will see all the great things you can use for them and will think that you yourself don't look that good.

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

    Avatars can be a good idea because I think that avatars can be good because 1- The availability of a large number of people who are present through the social networking sites and they use avatars. His heart is a love for cartoon films, the avatars came to simulate the childhood element of people, and many people enjoyed photographing them and choosing the features for each person. I don't think it was a bad idea, but rather a good, honest one. Avatars can be a bad idea because I think they are like a jungle. Avatars can be bad because when we become addicted to them, they separate us from the real world and build each person a fantasy world in which they see themselves as complete,But when he does, he detaches himself from images and returns to real life after a period of addiction, he will suffer equal trauma. Real pictures remain better than avatars because when we communicate with our relatives in exile, we will not be able to know them well, or the person may impersonate another person. All the reasons can become reality in our world.

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

    Avatars could be a good idea because people you don't know don't know what you look like and cant bully you
    Avatars could be a bad idea because it makes people ashamed of themself and wan't to actualy look like their avatar

    1. avatar.jpg Megan @ Arup
      supportive_panther's comment 04 Feb 2022

      A balanced comment! Avatars do provide a degree of anonymity. Yet, people may feel inadequate as they do not look like their cartoon avatar and suffer from low self-esteem!

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

    Avatars could be a good idea because when you create it, no matter how old you are you, you can make yourself look young. That is good becuase it can make you feel happy because you look young and feel more energetic.
    Avatars could be a bad idea because people can choose to look like something they are not. That is bad because it is almost like living out a lie because you are like something you are not.

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

      Two interesting points, articulate_rock. What could be the consequences of someone being like something they are not?

      1. Cheam Fields logo articulate_rock | Cheam Fields Primary Academy A | United Kingdom
        Tom @ Topical Talk's comment 04 Feb 2022

        The consequence is that then other people will see them and think they are someone entirely different to who they actually are.

    2. 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 when an old man uses it and sees himself as young and feels energetic, and then looks at himself, he sees himself old and hates himself and loses his self-confidence and tends to sit on avatars for a longer period because he likes his young personality
      This is bad for them
      You say avatars are used by all age groups?
      Will avatars have the same effect on all age groups, from the child to the elderly? Is it possible for them to become addicted to them from your point of view?

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

        These questions show great curiosity and creativity. Well done!

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

    don't think avatars are a good idea because there are millions of people who have put it as a cover photo, so what if a young child likes the idea and makes an image that I love as a mom, for example, where's the privacy? “Or someone else who liked this idea so much and took their time to change that image
    He forgot about his daily life, and everything he cared about. His only concern is changing these pictures I think it's a bad idea, you're wasting time, family, loved ones and privacy.

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

      But don't you think it might be used for entertainment?
      Other social networking sites such as Instagram and Facebook, what do you do with them other than downloading pictures and posts and watching other people's posts, don't you think that this is a waste of time like avatars??
      No, all of these sites are used for self-entertainment and entertainment only, but if used incorrectly here, it is called a waste of time.

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

    Avatars could be a good idea because Yes, because it gives suspense to the child or to the viewer, makes him love it with characters because they are very cute..or sometimes they are funny and make the child have a desire for that .
    Avatars could be a bad idea because It is not a bad idea, because it is one of the programs for children that are funny, interesting, and also true for the child because they are cartoon programs and also teach the etiquette and behaviors according to the character in the movie

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

    I think that avatars can be good because when you make an avatar, either you are optimistic or pessimistic. You put a personal picture, it has benefits that it keeps your identity hidden from others who can bully you, an example of this is the avatar. It was first used in a computer game. It is a role-playing game in 1979. The hero of the game was the avatar. The default I do not want to enter them in general, but here the avatars are very good because it lies in the happiness of others who see these images. There are wonderful images and there are not wonderful images that they do not need and other avatars are vagaries or accidents that hinder development in my opinion. There is an article that we are all subject to the vicissitudes of life . For example, the Avatar is a great international fantasy movie that I loved. However, there is a lot of fantasy in it: Earth, Fire, Water, and Air. Anjad is a very good movie. Avatars are the different forms of expression that use symbols.

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

    The avatar is a wonderful and beautiful idea because it gives a person the shape of a cartoon, and most people, when they were young, were curious about how they look in cartoons. This is a wonderful, entertaining and funny idea at the same time.

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

    Avatars can be a good idea because it allows you to be deep inside, express your emotions and new, raw and unique ideas and explore different ways to see life. But at the same time it could be a bad idea since you could be so absorbed in making it you could ignore your real life or you could forget how long you've been on lose track of time because they may be good fun but they're really addictive!

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

    An avatar can be a good idea as you can be the character in the book that you wished to be and you can make the character you once imagined being in anime become a reality and become its actor
    An avatar can be a bad idea as this will make a person like their avatar in the metaverse and spend all their time in this world avoiding reality,Business starts to pile up on him and he starts going through financial problems due to his lack of interest in work and so on

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

    Well, I think it's a great idea because if a lot of people see themselves in Avatars, a lot of people will think of the positive side of the Metaverse field because Avatars are promoting entry into the still mostly ambitious field of Metaverse.

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

    Avatars could be a good idea because There are people who do not like to put their own picture on the Internet. Avatars will help this type of people because it will give them the power to make a picture for them because it will increase their beauty and also they can modify their image and hide the areas they do not like.
    Avatars could be a bad idea because It is useful for the person who made the avatar and not useful for people who follow him because they think that the person is like the one in the avatar and sometimes it is similar to someone else's picture and this causes problems

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

    I have a question about metaverse
    I really liked the idea of ​​the metaverse, but what if the invention of a large percentage of people resulted in the invention of their own worlds with false information that contradicts reality and the knowledge of children about it because they live in the world that they invented in the metaverse,How could this become a danger to science and to humanity's belief in it? With the possibility of producing cases of rebellion and denial of the truth, which implants in our children a hostile view against science and who is the group that will intervene to solve the problem?And will the government stand by the flag and save it or the metaphors because of the strength of the people's admiration for it and the economic profits resulting from it?

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

    Avatars can be good in that they give an opportunity for each person to build his ideal personality that he dreamed of and give him a moral boost in real life

    Avatars can be bad through addiction to them, separation from reality, and lack of interaction with society, and this is harmful to the future of man.

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

    Avatars could be a good idea because it could help people feel more like themselves (eg . transgender people can choose an avatar to suit them/ matches with their gender) or people could become their favourite character.

    Avatars could be a bad idea because if their avatar is something inappropriate or could hide the age of the person behind the screen

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

      Well done for considering this from two perspectives. Does the good outweigh the bad?

      1. Ormiston Sudbury Academy radical_painting | Ormiston Sudbury Academy | United Kingdom
        Olivia @ Topical Talk's comment 11 Feb 2022

        i`m unsure if it does or not there are many situations that an avatar could be used for good and bad. if the internet/avatars where more regulated and check then yes definitely there would be more good then bad. what is your view on this?

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

    An avatar can be a good idea as it helps you to overcome your problems by accepting yourself with all its flaws where the flaws that you used to see are flaws that are now in another world that distinguish you from others, showing who you are because you are special
    An avatar can be a bad idea as it may make you believe that beauty is the most important to stand out among people which will cause you to fail in life, because you will not work on yourself and will ignore your abilities

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

    In my opinion, I can not take one side!
    So it is a good thing because we can change the details of our shapes or our features!
    And it kind of tends to get attached to cartoon characters!
    It is also a common thing that there are old people who seem young, they can change their details (with avatars) and vice versa too!

    And it is a bad thing because there are those who use avatars because they are not satisfied with their appearance. This is a huge mistake. We must accept our shapes as we are and not use (avatars) and (Photoshop) to change our shapes!
    And that we may become addicted to them and forget to show our true form!
    (And it also does not show the exact features of the person
    It tends to be cartoonish) I think this is a good and bad side at the same time!

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

    Avatars can be both good and bad.
    Look, I like avatars, but if they express my personality, then you reach the world with a brief idea of ​​what I am, and help me to see someone who shares my style and personality with me, this is a rather beautiful thing, but I hate pretending or who walks according to the opinion of society, for example: You find someone who puts an avatar because Another popular person put it down, because after a short while he will forget who he is.

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

    Avatars could be a good idea because it could make you look how you want even if that's not how you look in reality
    Avatars could be a bad idea because they can hide or show your identity

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

      An interesting comment, do you think it is important that how you look in the metaverse is the same as how you look in real life? What issues could having different appearances cause?

      1. Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg dazzling_chocolate | Boutcher C of E Primary School B | United Kingdom
        Samuel @ KPMG's comment 07 Feb 2022

        I think that it does matter because you might fell ashamed of how you look in real life and want to change yourself to how you are

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

    Avatars can be a not good idea because most of the problems that occur on social media are the ridiculous pranks that reckless people do with people. He was not talking with a girl, but he talked with a man, of course the man wants to take revenge because he was put in this embarrassing situation, so the problems begin here, and the cause of the avatars if there were no avatars, the man would not be able to show himself as a girl, and also I think that the avatars lose the person Confidence in himself because when a person sees that the picture is more beautiful than him, he begins to hate himself and loses his self-confidence, and also the avatars make the person unreal. He puts a very beautiful picture and begins to think that he is the same beauty as the pictures, so he loses interest in his appearance.

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

      This is an interesting comment. Next time, try to add some punctuation so it easier for the audience to read. Break your ideas down into separate sentences.

      1. British Council.jpg compassionate_bassoon | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Olivia @ Topical Talk's comment 07 Feb 2022

        Avatars can be not a good idea.

        First: Because most of the problems that occur on social media are the ridiculous pranks that reckless people do with people. For example, a man puts a symbolic picture of a girl and talks to a man on the grounds that he is a girl and continues like this for a while and then the man discovers that he was not talking to a girl, but rather Talk to a man, of course the man wants to take revenge because he was put in this embarrassing situation, so the problems start here, and the reason is the avatars. If there were no avatars, the man would not be able to show himself as a girl.

        Second: Avatars lose self-confidence, because when a person sees that the image is more beautiful than him, he begins to hate himself and loses his self-confidence.

        Third: Avatars make a person unreal. I mean that he belongs to the world of imagination more when he sees imaginary symbolic images, so he merges with them and forgets reality.

        Fourth: Avatars reduce a person's interest in himself because he puts a very beautiful picture and begins to think that it is the same beauty as pictures, so he loses interest in his appearance.

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

    Avatars could be a good idea because They can break through the visual prejudice i which we all live, the way in which we could cast out people who don't look the same as us or who have a physical feature people find abnormal. These are completely outrageous beliefs but they do exist in our lives today.
    Avatars could be a bad idea because rates of online trickery could rise as we ave no idea whether the person they are telling you they are is who they really are and if they are safe to communicate and be involved in any way with. This could also prove to be a reason for mistrust even between two people who could be exactly who they are saying they are but are wary of the dangers of meting with people who are not who they say they are.

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

      Can you suggest any ways to prevent people from using he avatars incorrectly?

  • British Council.jpg aware_painting | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    05 Feb 2022

    Avatars could be a good idea because Because, because I am a student, I think it is important in e-learning, which makes it more attractive to teachers and students to get learning experiences and interact in the education process.
    Avatars could be a bad idea because Because it contains deception and a difference of personalities between reality and the virtual world, which results in self-denial, and also leads to the existence of a barrier between the individual and his social relations with others and society.

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

    Yes, I think it is good because the avatars represent an imaginary image for children, or even for adults, in the brain, because it is very entertaining for children and adults in terms of entertainment. At the same time, it has bad sides, which is that the child is addicted to it and lives in the imaginary reality with it, so it becomes imitating what Spider-Man watches as he flies. The child goes over the roof of the house and says I'm like Spider-Man and he flies over the roof of the house and can do it!!

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

      Do you think that these avatars are only for entertainment, or can you think of other ways the metaverse could help us to interact with people?

      1. British Council.jpg enterprising_technology | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Samuel @ KPMG's comment 07 Feb 2022

        No, I don't think it's for entertainment
        It can also be educational means, or it can be in the goal of programming graphics for virtual reality, such as Metaverse, for many goals and it has bad sides and good sides, as I said in my comment.

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

    Avatars could be a good idea because Because you are the one who makes your own avatar and you can change it whenever you want. You can make your look more beautiful and smaller in work or even less weight or taller or lighter skin or remove youth pimples and this is what some of us suffer seriously in this world because they feel that they are rejected then The treatment will end according to the group's outward appearance, so that the world will be able to get rid of racism in a good proportion
    Avatars could be a bad idea because You will not live the life in which people love you for your truth and essence, but for your beauty and your deceptive and fake appearance, and this leads you to be satisfied with your virtual self, not your real self.

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

      Interesting points here - what could be done to stop people from feeling like they need lighter skin, or fewer pimples, in the first place?

  • British Council.jpg openhearted_heart | School of Excellence Sector-23 Rohini | India
    06 Feb 2022

    Avatars could be a good idea because one would be able to do many of the things that he might not be able to do in reality. The virtual life will provide different experiences with different explorations and adventures.
    Avatars could be a bad idea because this might create alienation from the real world as most of the time people find the virtual world more fascinating than the real one. Also avatar is not exactly what you are , it's like a fake life which can be completely different from yours.

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

    Avatars can be a good idea because it will give people a chance to create their surface selves in a digital world, as people need a way to express their identity even in digital life,This makes it easier for them to deal with their personality in the fictional digital world
    An avatar can be a bad idea because the image is better if it is more realistic as we will not take fancy avatars and become like them in everyday life Also, we should help each other communicate and coexist with our real selves with the real world, not in a fake one.

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

    The avatar could be a bad idea, because I heard the story of “Nina Paitel” who was subjected to verbal and sexual harassment from 3-4 male symbolic characters, so I think that the symbolic images are a factor that helps the reckless harassing people because they do not show their pictures only an avatar, so no We can know them and punish them according to the law (also you feel that the avatar is you and gives you a sense of immersion in it and forgetting your true form, and also the avatar the mind and body cannot differentiate between virtual and real experiences)

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

    I think it is a bad idea because it changes the character and this makes a person admit that he does not like his appearance and will depress those who use it because it is not realistic but it can be good for some people who use it for entertainment.

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

    Avatars might be a good idea? Yes ; Because it provides a large number of people who are present through the communication sites, they use avatars, as avatars give a beautiful cartoon image to any real image, no matter how old the person is, a love for cartoon movies remains in his heart, avatars may be a bad idea because when we become addicted to them we cannot Control ourselves. For example, the story of Pam. When she downloaded the application and chatted with her friends, she became addicted to the application. The application does not have any responsibility. Rather, the reason is due to Pam's parents, because if they lost her from the beginning, all this happened to her. Anyone can impersonate another person while we chat with them. This thing is real in our world, when we break away from avatars and return to real life after a period of addiction that we We'll suffer an equal shock, I can describe the avatars as good and bad at the same time. .

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

    Avatars could be a good idea because Children may feel overwhelmed with joy, for example, I photographed my five-year-old brother, a symbolic picture, and he was so happy that he went to show it to my father and mother from the intensity of his joy.
    Avatars could be a bad idea because It could be a source of bullying for older people, especially teenagers. “I think they are very moody.” When I pictured an avatar, my brother bullied me and said to me, “You look like a monkey.” He might be joking. I don’t look like a monkey 😅". But I think that older people can be bullied because of these avatars.

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

    Avatars could be a good idea because Avatars might be a good idea because an avatar can communicate a message in a clear and flawless way.
    Avatars could be a bad idea because As we said earlier, the avatar is a double-edged sword, one of which is negative, which can have a negative impact on us, as it can be used on fake sites with the aim of fraud and electronic deception.

    1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
      dynamic_bilberry's comment 08 Feb 2022

      Can you think of any ways for how to prevent "electronic deception"?

      1. British Council.jpg dynamic_bilberry | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Katie @ Topical Talk's comment 09 Feb 2022

        Electronic deception can be prevented by placing electronic questions that receive only real answers related to reality and asking the user a question every period to verify his identity and setting a unified security system for the user and setting a security system based on thermal sensing and setting a long and difficult password

    2. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
      dynamic_bilberry's comment 08 Feb 2022

      Can you think of any ways for how to prevent "electronic deception"?

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

    Avatars can be a good idea because they can make you young and happy, a child to see what you looked like in childhood, or they can make you old. It may have a negative effect: It is possible to change your look completely and not like this way, so you wish to remain as you are. It can turn you into a cartoon character, it's fun, and it can make you look cute or funny. There are several programs that have changed the format: 1- Snapchat. 2- Instagram. Camera.

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

    Avatars can be a good idea because it is a chance to make your imaginary ideas come through. We imagine a lot of ideas without the ability to make them true, with avatars they can become real. Avatars can turn you into a spaceman, a robot, an animal and many other intresting things.

    Avatars can be a bad idea because some people may deceive others using avatars. When you look like another person who doesn't look like you others will be deceived. Other peole may hide thier personality for bad purposes using avatars.

  • British Council.jpg modest_twilight | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    13 Feb 2022

    I think that avatars, which are filters, have two sides, the positive side and the second negative side. The positive side is that they feel joy and happiness, and the negative side is the dominant one. I want you to look at the lives of celebrities or the question in the faces of celebrities, do you see a normal face or a face that has not had plastic surgery Well where did they come from The idea of ​​plastic surgeries that I will answer is the main reason why everyone is obsessed with going to cosmetic clinics in an attempt to change their appearance. It is the avatars and filters, and herein lies the main problem

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

    Avatars could be a good idea because they can hide your real identity.
    Avatars could be a bad idea because you could make an avatar looking super realistic and people can see what you look like.

  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg terrific_raccoon | Boutcher C of E Primary School A | United Kingdom
    23 Feb 2022

    I think avatars are a good idea because they represent you identiity. They show others a exprience of how you look really look like. With avatars, you can voise chat, wear cloths and even buid house ( roblox|). Its very fun since we could do so many things.
    I also thing it a bad idea because of how much information it can give others. When voice chatting, you might accidentally spread privet information ( age, name, birthday or location).

    It is very inportand we dont spread privet information and keep safe...

    Thank You For Reading
    terrific_raccoon

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

    Avatars could be a good idea because it lets children use their imagination and no matter how old you are, you can make yourself look young very easily. Some people might like to be young, and they can make themselves however old they want to be with just an app. It can also make people very joyful.
    Avatars could be a bad idea because you will be able to make yourself look life someone who you are not. This can make people feel very upset and unhappy due to the fact they might not like it when you face is the same as someone else.

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

    I think Avatars are not a good idea because like if you are young you can make a avatar which will look like you are old and that will make you happy

    But on the other hand you would be lying to everyone because that is not how you really look like.

  • British Council.jpg quiet_rainforest | State Experimental Basic 2 School | Ghana
    15 Mar 2022

    An Avatar will be one of the ways employ works and advertise your work on the internet and so communicate with foreigner and business partners.
    Avatar will allow as to do side jobs such as fitness class etc and Avatar will represent as in meetings in long distance places.
    Avatar will let people inhabit being on the internet for long period.
    Avatar will be our second personality

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

    Avatars could be a good idea because if not people who wanted to use the metaverse would have to take a picture of themselves and when they used the metaverse all people would have an exact picture of themselves showing everyone else using it to know what other people look like which wouldn't be very good as they could start stalking people or something similar as they know exactly what they look like and people could feel younger and more like what they were like in their previous life especially for the older people.
    Avatars could be a bad idea because if people start using the metaverse too much and get addicted then they may start feeling as if they are a completely different human being to who they actually are especially if they create a different avatar to what they actually look like.

    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      excellent_solution's comment 16 Mar 2022

      A good, balanced answer, excellent_solution!

  • Cheam Fields logo mindful_message | Cheam Fields Primary Academy A | United Kingdom
    16 Mar 2022

    There are ups and downs in creating an avatar. The up is that it is fun to create your own avatar and make yourself as young as possible or as old as possible. However, all of this could become a lie as people might find you dishonest as they do not know the real you in an image. In the end, they could find out that it is fake which could result in losing trust with a person.

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