Hoang Nam (L), explores dangerous destinations and films his travels to upload on his channel. Photo courtesy of Hoang Nam But it happened, and he received the gold play button from the video platform in February certifying his channel had got a million subscribers. Five years ago Nam, 35, began exploring mysterious destinations and religious places that most people did not dare visit. He used to work for a radio station and became known to the public in 2014 when he took part in a television game show that involved bike racing and carrying out missions around Vietnam. But Nam wanted to seek answers to questions and mysteries that no book described. With his camera he started to film and narrate his experiences and upload the videos on Youtube. Over the years his energy and determination in decoding mysteries have been inspiring many people. Once he climbed up a mountain to search for a 1,000-year-old coffin of a Chinese official left in a cave in northern Vietnam. He had to use a … [Read more...] about For Youtuber stars, adulation and hatred go hand in hand
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Illustration by Trịnh Lập By An Phương Though school regulations do not allow students to use mobile phones in classes, I’ve seen many cases, including my nephews, carrying smartphones and using them publicly in schools. Mobile phones, especially smartphones, have become an essential part of our daily lives. I can’t imagine going one day without touching my iPhone, as I need to make calls, reply to messages, draft emails, and scroll my social feeds. Of course, I’m already an adult. I first had my phone about 10 years ago when I was 16, and I felt okay with having it at that age. However, I believe that’s not the case these days as even my 10-year-old nephew has asked his father for a phone. That’s why when I noticed the topic of phones in schools, I had mixed feelings as to whether mobile phones are beneficial or distracting for students. I spoke with four people, two of them four or five years … [Read more...] about Should students use mobile phones in schools?
YouTube last week announced the launch of YouTube Kids in Vietnam, an application built from the ground up that brings an unparalleled library of content from all over the world to families. YouTube Kids has been launched successfully in over 38 countries, receiving more than 70 billion views, over 14 million weekly active viewers, and tens of millions of downloads by families who rate it among the top five kids apps available. It’s now available to download in Vietnam for free on Google Play and App Store. Since Google first introduced YouTube Kids in 2015, the YouTube Kids team, many of whom are parents themselves, have worked hard to add features for both parents and kids, as well as made improvements based on feedback from its community. It’s an experience and an app that Google is proud of and one it believes gives kids the opportunity to explore their endless curiosity, learn about new topics, and be entertained. The app’s family-friendly design makes … [Read more...] about YouTube Kids comes to Vietnam
Speaking at the launching ceremony in HCM City on October 27, Director of the Department of Culture, Education, Youth, Adolescents and Children, Vu Minh Dao highly appreciated all the effort of Google to launch YouTube Kids in Vietnam. The YouTube Kids app with kids-friendly content is also designed to give parents better control over the things they want their kids to see and help their kids understand the good and bad things. The app has many topics of arts, handicraft, music, sport, study and more. Parents can set their own passcode and restrict certain videos and channels. They can also turn off the search function, limit their kids’ screen time and the things their child is permitted to search on the app. The app is available in more than 42 countries and has reached over 70 billion views with 14 million views in a week. It is available for free on Google Play and the Apple App Store. YouTube Kids is one of the five best apps for children. By … [Read more...] about YouTube Kids launched in Vietnam
Viet Nam News by Khánh Linh The clip is only three minutes long, but it has Vietnamese parents up in arms: it depicts young Vietnamese children who started studying English at a very early age, even before they fluently spoke their mother tongue, struggling to express themselves in either language. The clip immediately sparked a debate on the unforeseen impacts of early foreign language education among parents. The largest concern is that foreign language study for children under three can raise the risk of language disorders. Some children end up struggling with Vietnamese or need to work with a language therapist. Parents’ comments revealed their worries. They had considered it essential to teach their kids to sing English songs and learn simple words on Youtube or via learning software—but now they are trying to decide if there’s a downside. Some said they would keep their children from studying English until they were in the first grade. … [Read more...] about Fears of language disorders dampen parents’ enthusiasm for English