Today we continue our countdown of the biggest stories of 2011. From cyberbullying to fun tech ideas, check out the remaining top 5 stories below!
South Korea found themselves in the news quite a bit in the last year, for the country’s evident gaming addiction problem. South Korea wanted to help end the addiction epidemic and put young gamers under a curfew that disallowed them from playing video games after midnight.
Halloween pumpkin carvings have come a long way since the usual sculptures of scary faces, ghouls and goblins. Nowadays, people want to show off their interests and get a bit more creative when it comes to their Halloween carvings, and so, naturally, many were inspired by their favorite gadgets.
The day the name “Amber Cole” started trending worldwide on Twitter, the Kiwi Commons team got their investigative hats on and did a little research on who Amber Cole is and why everyone was talking about her. It turns out Cole is a teenager who was caught in a compromising position on video, media that was then posted to the Internet and had everyone talking.
In the spring of 2011, Nova Scotia announced they would be introducing their very own cyberbullying task force. After two teen suicides, that were allegedly due to bullying, the province’s Education Minister felt the subject had to be addressed on a higher level.