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(CNN Student News) —  

October 1, 2013

October’s first edition of CNN Student News begins with the uncertainty that ringed Washington, D.C. last night. We also look at the pros and cons of a new law that aims to give minors in California a “delete all” button when it comes to social media. And at the start of National Bullying Prevention Month, our Viewfinder segment brings some students’ ideas on how to curb bullying.

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Media Literacy Question of the Day:

Why might it be important to know who produced an opinion poll and how the poll was conducted?

Key Concepts: Identify or explain these subjects you heard about in today’s show:

1. opinion poll

2. digital footprint

3. National Bullying Prevention Month

Fast Facts: How well were you listening to today’s program?

1. How did U.S. markets respond to the possibility of a federal government shutdown?

2. What are some arguments for and against the California law that would require websites to remove images and videos of minors upon request?

3. What discovery was made recently regarding a photograph taken at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania in 1863?

Discussion Questions:

1. What factors do you think people consider when forming their opinions about the federal budget? If you could talk to your representative or senator, how would tell him or her to vote regarding government funding and the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)? Explain.

2. What would you want the authors of California’s “eraser button” law to know about young people and their Internet use? What is your opinion of this law?

3. What are your thoughts on the advice given by the students in the video regarding ways to stop bullying? What support do you think bullied students might need?

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